1. Slayer’s Jeff Hanneman Remembered at Somber But Celebratory Golden Gods Awards Ceremony

    May 03, 2013 4:46 PM EDT The death of Slayer's Jeff Hanneman was announced just hours before Revolver Magazine's 2013 Golden Gods Awards, so it certainly cast a somber pall over the proceedings. But just as with the tragic deaths of "Dimebag" Darre ...

  2. Jack Black Talks Tenacious D's Grammy Nod, What He Hates About Performing

    December 12, 2012 2:40 PM EST 0 0 0 Jack Black and Kyle Gass of Tenacious D -- known as The D to their followers -- shattered six years of silence in 2012 with their third record, "Rize of the Fenix," which recently captured a Grammy nomination for Best Comedy Album. Billboa ...

  3. Adam Lambert Scores First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 With 'Trespassing'

    May 23, 2012 11:00 AM EDT For the first time, one "American Idol" replaces another at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 as Adam Lambert's "Trespassing" debuts atop the list with 77,000 sold, traccording to Nielsen SoundScan. His arrival bumps last week� ...

  4. Keane Edge Tenacious D to Top U.K. Chart

    May 21, 2012 10:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sunday's new U.K. sales data from the Official Charts Company showed a second week atop the album chart for Keane's "Strangeland" and on the singles survey for "R.I.P." by Rita Ora featuring Tinie Tempah. The album top ...

  5. Keane Holds Off Tenacious D Atop UK Album Charts; Rita Ora Has No. 1 Single

    May 21, 2012 7:53 AM EDT Sunday's new U.K. sales data from the Official Charts Company showed a second week atop the album chart for Keane's "Strangeland" (Universal Isand) and on the singles survey for "R.I.P." (Roc Nation/Columbia/Sony Musi ...

  6. Tenacious D Without F-Bombs? Salty Duo Clean Up 'Fenix'

    May 11, 2012 3:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jack Black & Kyle Gass Get Creative for Bleep-Free Version of New Album Are we just going to watch rock and roll as it gurgles its last breath?" asks Jack Black, the raucous actor who also performs in the band Tenacious D with longtime frie ...

  7. Tenacious D Train With Dave Grohl, Kill Val Kilmer in 'To Be the Best'

    March 27, 2012 11:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 They've already written the greatest song in the world (no, wait... that was just a tribute), but theatrical folk-metal rockers Tenacious D have been resurrected with a new video for "To Be The Best," a parody of typical 1980's m ...

  8. Tenacious D Announces New Album, 'Rize of the Fenix'

    February 03, 2012 10:35 AM EST 0 0 0 Tenacious D , the mock-rock duo comprised of Jack Black and Kyle Gass, will release its third album and first effort in six years, "Rize of the Fenix," in May. "Fenix" follows the group's 2001 self-titled album, which featur ...

  9. Bonnaroo 2010 Kicks Off With Conan, Kings of Leon, Chromeo & Daryl Hall

    June 12, 2010 8:32 AM EDT 0 0 0 Damian "Junior Gong" Marley and Nas brought "Distant Relatives" to Tennessee, Kings of Leon ruled the mainstage and the National put another exclamation point what is quickly becoming the band's best summer yet, but the firs ...

  10. Tenacious D To Fill Beasties' Slot At Outside Lands

    August 06, 2009 5:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 Tenacious D will be stepping in for the Beastie Boys at this year's Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival, organizers announced Thursday. The comic duo of Jack Black and Kyle Gass will headline the festival's final day, Aug. 30, with a s ...

  11. Star-Studded Crew Leads VH1's Who Tribute

    July 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Some of the biggest names in rock saluted the Who last night (July 12) with performances during a taping for VH1's "Rock Honors" at Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, but the biggest thrills were deliver Some of the biggest names in rock ...

  12. Tenacious D 'One-And-A-Half Songs' Into Next Album

    July 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Tenacious D plans to release another album -- just don't hold your breath waiting for it. Tenacious D plans to release another album -- just don't hold your breath waiting for it. Group member Kyle Gass tells Billboard.com that he and Jack ...

  13. Underground Garage

    December 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Once again we find ourselves stretching our umbrella to include the two most unlikely rock gods since Flo and Eddie left the Turtles. Once again we find ourselves stretching our umbrella to include the two most unlikely rock gods since Flo and Eddie ...

  14. Underground Garage

    November 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Little Steven's Underground Garage column, produced exclusively for Billboard. The charts are a combination of airplay from the Underground Garage format and coolness. Once again we find ourselves stretching our umbrella to include the two most ...

  15. Akon, George Michael Dominate U.K. Charts

    November 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 "Smack That" (Universal) by Akon featuring Eminem rose 12-1 on the new U.K. singles chart yesterday (Nov. 19) to give the Senegalese rapper a second No. 1 in the territory to place alongside last year "Smack That" (Universal) by ...

  16. 46OnTV

    November 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Nov. 13-20, 2006. MONDAY, NOV. 13 "GAC Nights," Great American Country Featured artist(s): Sugarland. "The Late Show With David Letterman," CBS Featured artist(s): George Jones (also scheduled: Robin ...

  17. 'Destiny' Fulfilled

    November 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Four years on from the release of its cult classic 2002 debut, rock duo Tenacious D is back in full force with "The Pick of Destiny," the Epic soundtrack to its feature film of the same name. Four years on from the release of its cult clas ...

  18. Billboard Bits: Tenacious D, Gretchen Wilson, MerleFest

    October 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In a first-of-its-kind promotion, Tenacious D is making a short film, "Time Fixers," available in two portions via the iTunes Music Store. In a first-of-its-kind promotion, Tenacious D is making a short film, "Time Fixers," avail ...

  19. Tenacious D Ready To Rock U.S., Down Under

    October 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jack Black and Kyle Gass will be backed by guitarist John Konesky, bassist John Spiker and drummer Brookes Wackerman for the trek, which includes a Dec. 1 show at New York's hallowed Madison Square Ga Tenacious D will kick off a North American ...

  20. Tenacious D Still Arguing As 'Destiny' Draws Near

    September 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 It wouldn't be a conversation with Tenacious D if principal members Jack Black and Kyle Gass weren't arguing with one another about anything and everything. For instance, still up for debate is just h It wouldn't be a conversation wit ...

  21. Upsets, Upstarts Prevail At Quirky VMAs

    September 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 There were no snakes, lesbian kisses or bizarre appearances by Michael Jackson. Instead, MTV played it safe at the 2006 Video Music Awards, held last night (Aug. 31) at New York's Radio City Music Hal There were no snakes, lesbian kisses or biz ...

  22. Tenacious D Rocks With Vedder, Grohl, Beck

    January 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Tenacious D drafted a formidable roster of guests to lend a hand at its benefit for Asian tsunami relief last night (Jan. 17) at Los Angeles' Wiltern Theatre. The show featured solo sets from Pearl Ja Tenacious D drafted a formidable roster of ...

  23. Trainwreck Steams Ahead On Debut Album

    November 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Trainwreck, the band led by Kyle Gass when he's not rocking as half of Tenacious D, is at work on its full-length debut with the Dust Brothers' John King producing. Trainwreck, the band led by Kyle Gass when he's not rocking as half o ...

  24. Tenacious D's 'Destiny' In Sight

    November 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The highly anticipated film "Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny" will likely begin shooting in March, group member Kyle Gass tells Billboard.com. Beforehand, Gass and partner Jack Black will hit the s The highly anticipated film "Tena ...

  25. Tenacious D Going Hungry

    November 03, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 With tongue planted firmly in cheek, the members of Tenacious D announced today (Nov. 3) that they would begin a 45-day hunger strike at 5 p.m. With tongue planted firmly in cheek, the members of Tenacious D announced today (Nov. 3) that they would ...

  26. Billboard Bits: Jack Black, Dub Narcotic, Milky

    October 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on Jack Black, Dub Narcotic, Milky Although Jack Black is riding high on the success of his new film " School of Rock ," which was No. 1 in its first week in U.S. theaters, he says there are two roles he's really coveting. Black ...

  27. Billboard Bits: Tenacious D, Anastacia/Elton, Indigo

    March 20, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 News on Tenacious D, Anastacia/Elton, Indigo Girls Comedy rock duo Tenacious D has cut short its European tour in light of the war that has broken out in Iraq. The group canceled planned appearances this week in Sweden, including an appearance on th ...

  28. Tenacious D Heading To Silver Screen

    February 13, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Tenacious D, the self-proclaimed "greatest band on Earth," is headed to the big screen thanks to a deal with New Line Cinema. Actor/comedian/rockers Jack Black and Kyle Gass -- the duo that makes up " Tenacious D, the self-proclaimed ...

  29. Billboard Bits: Tenacious D/Dio, Strokes, Tre Hardson

    June 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on Tenacious D/Dio, Strokes, Tre Hardson Jack Black and Kyle Gass of comedy/rock duo Tenacious D will appear in the video for veteran metal act Dio's latest single, "Push." The clip will feature the D performing its own version o ...

  30. Tenacious D Plans Headlining U.S. Tour

    March 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Comedy/rock duo Tenacious D -- Jack Black and Kyle Gass -- will hit the road for a month-long headlining tour beginning March 25 in Pompano Beach, Fla. The first few dates will be intertwined with the Comedy/rock duo Tenacious D -- Jack Black and Ky ...

  31. Kid Rock Taps 'The D' For Midwest Dates

    February 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Lucky Kid Rock fans in four U.S. cities will be treated to the often awe-inspiring presence of comedy rock act Tenacious D. The duo of Jack Black and Kyle Gass have signed on to open shows in Indianap Lucky Kid Rock fans in four U.S. cities will be ...

  32. Tenacious D: Obnoxious And Rising

    January 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Tenacious D's eponymous debut would be the "greatest album ever made" if it weren't for those pesky lads from Liverpool, says singer/actor/guitarist Jack Black, one-half of the acoustic-guitar-wieldin Tenacious D's eponymous ...

  33. Tenacious D To Play L.A. Benefit

    November 30, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Comedy/rock duo Tenacious D -- Jack Black and Kyle Gass -- will headline a Dec. 20 benefit for the United Mitochiondrial Disease Foundation (UMDF) at the House of Blues in Los Angeles. The bill will a Comedy/rock duo Tenacious D -- Jack Black and Ky ...

  34. Tenacious D Balancing Film, Touring

    November 16, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The comedic rock duo Tenacious D -- Jack Black and Kyle Gass -- is finally tasting the success it has been bragging about for years. While its self-titled Epic debut is at No. 105 in its seventh week The comedic rock duo Tenacious D -- Jack Black an ...