[[caption-width-right:320:Your socks have officially been rocked off.]]

-->''Since the beginning of time, 'twas written in the stones that a band would come.''
-->''Well, now that band has come, and now they're here to come again, in your earpussies.''

They are but men. ROCK!

Tenacious D, also known as "The D" and modestly referred to as "The Greatest Band In the World", are an American duo formed of lead vocalist/guitarist/actor/LargeHam Creator/JackBlack and lead guitarist/backing vocalist/StraightMan Kyle Gass, that have been active since 1994. They are known for their use of acoustic guitars, wacky sense of humour revolving heavily around [[RefugeInAudacity audacity]], [[VulgarHumor vulgarity]] and lampooning clichés associated with HeavyMetal and RockAndRoll. While being a really awesome heavy metal band, just ''because they can''.

Initially performing as an "acoustic metal" duo, Black and Gass got attention thanks to their short-lived TV series ''Tenacious D'', which ran on {{Creator/HBO}} in 1997. Despite being only six episodes long, the series helped bring attention to The D, and they quickly secured spots opening for Music/{{Beck}}, Music/PearlJam, the Music/FooFighters and Music/{{Tool}}.

By the time the band signed to a label in 2000, they had a pretty high profile thanks to Black's acting work. Backed by a DreamTeam of musicians that included [[Music/{{Nirvana}} Dave]] [[Music/FooFighters Grohl]] on drums and guitars, OingoBoingo guitarist Warren Fitzgerald, bassist Steve [=MacDonald=] and Music/{{Phish}} keyboardist Page [=McConnell=], ''Tenacious D'' showed the band maturing into an outright metal band while still retaining the acoustic guitars and perfecting their outrageous humour and parodies. Split between full band-reworkings of songs from the TV series, a few new songs and comedic skits, the debut blew the minds, kicked the asses (with karate!) and rocked the socks of everyone who ever heard it, and provided the band with its SignatureSong: "Tribute", a tribute to "the best song in the world" that the band played to defeat Satan but promptly forgot afterwards. ItsALongStory.

In 2001, Tenacious D gained notoriety for releasing the extremely bawdy [[AdobeFlash animated short]] {{music video}} by ''RenAndStimpy'' creator Creator/JohnKricfalusi for the song "F-- Her Gently" which was featured (alongside ''HappyTreeFriends'') in that year's annual Festival of Sick and Twisted Animation. ([[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuck_Her_Gently NSFW]], naturally enough.)

For their next project, The D decided to blow minds in the movie world as well and began working on a movie, ''Film/TenaciousDInThePickOfDestiny''. A soundtrack was also recorded, named simply ''The Pick of Destiny'' and featuring contributions from Grohl, Music/MeatLoaf and Music/RonnieJamesDio. The film came out in 2006 and failed at the box office, probably due to Satan's intervention, while the soundtrack got a mixed but positive reception.

They've been laying low for a while but are back to blow everybody's minds once again now that their new album, ''Rise of the Fenix'' has dropped.

* ''Tenacious D'' (2001)
* ''[[Film/TenaciousDInThePickOfDestiny The Pick of Destiny]]'' (2006)
* ''Rize of the Fenix'' (2012)


* AffectionateParody: Of heavy metal.
* AngelUnaware: In ''Tribute'', Satan at least thinks the duo are angels in disguise when they manage to defeat him.
* {{Bowdlerise}}: They record clean versions of all of their songs. An example would be from "Beelzeboss" "Goddamnit Kage He's gonna make you his sex slave" becomes "Golldurnit Kage he's gonna make you his best slave"
** [=iTunes=], along with several other sites, have opted to apply {{Pixellation}} to the very phallic phoenix on the cover of ''Rize of the Fenix''. The cover of the physical release remains uncensored though.
* ClusterFBomb: [[spoiler: Fuck you! You fucking dick! Always naysaying... everything I ''create''. You piece of shit, You create something like [[SeriousBusiness inward singing]]! You fucking shit! You fucking sit in your tower! Fucking nap... What's funny?! YOU FUCKING BITCH! Fucking... fucker! Fucking... cock ass!]]
* EpicRocking: "City Hall".
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The phoenix on the cover of "Rize of the Fenix" is a [[GagPenis penis]]. This hasn't gone totally unnoticed, though. For example, the cover is censored on Amazon and Spotify.
* HotBlooded
* [[IKnowKarate With Karate I'll Kick Your Ass]]
* IntercourseWithYou: "Kielbasa" parodies/homages the innuendo-based SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll song by by taking the concept to it's extreme; Juice? In your Caboose?
* LargeHam: Jack, who else?
* LikesOlderWomen: Not necessarily older than ''him'', but the song '39' is as touching a love song the D seem capable of making this side of 'Fuck Her Gently'.
* MetalScream: "Master Exploder" features a few phenomenal ones. Makes sense, as the song is about this trope taken up to MakeMeWannaShout levels.
-->''I do not need''
-->''A microphone''
-->''My voice is [[PrecisionFStrike fuckin']]''
* TheMovie: ''Film/TenaciousDInThePickOfDestiny''
* ObsessionSong: "Lee", a song dedicated to their obsessive fan Lee. Yeah, you got that right, they wrote an obsession song for a fan to freak him out so he would stop obsessing over them.
* ThePowerOfRock
* SelfTitledAlbum
* SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll: Cock pushups? "I've been getting ready".
* SilentBob: Kyle, to some extent.
* SongStyleShift: "Double Team" changes styles about three times. "Deth Starr" changes from mellow, ethereal acoustic music to hard rock and eventually back again.
* SophisticatedAsHell: "Classico" is the trope in music form, especially since the Für Elise part.
* StageNames: JB and KG or Jables and Kage, whichever is more metal.
* StandardSnippet: "Classico" and "Rock Your Socks" quote Bach's ''BourrÊe in E minor''.
* TheStarscream: [[spoiler: Jables ''and'' Kage]] in "City Hall".
* StraightMan: Kyle.
* StylisticSuck: The "leaked" SpecialEffectsFailure laden video to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ls3rD8VfiSY "Rize of the Fenix"]]
* SurprisinglyGentleSong: Parodied with the "song for the ladies", "Fuck Her Gently".
** Played straight with "39" off of Rize of the Fenix. Hell, it would be a great radio song if it weren't for all the cursing and lyrics about Jack Black fingering his own anus.
* TedBaxter: Jack Black's persona parodies bragging HeavyMetal bands by being this. He's not nearly as [[IdiotHero smart]], [[IceCreamKoan wise]], or [[KavorkaMan sexy]] as he thinks he is.
* TestosteronePoisoning: Intentionally evoked.
* TrainingMontage: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nai7w1frB1E "To Be The Best"]]
* VitriolicBestBuds
* WordSaladLyrics: "Exploding brains from Alzon to Zanzibar... to the shores of ye olde rustic Chinook!"
* XMeetsY: Described on ''Radio/WaitWaitDontTellMe'' as "Music/BlackSabbath meets Music/SimonAndGarfunkel."