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Tenacious D Announces Midwestern Tour Benefitting Rock The Vote

Tenacious D, aka rock-comedy duo Kyle Gass and Jack Black, are ready to “Rock Your Socks” off for a good cause. The two funny musicians just announced a short Midwestern fall tour in which all proceeds go directly to Rock The Vote—the largest nonpartisan nonprofit dedicated to building the political power of young people and breaking barriers to participation. The run kicks off on October 21 in Columbus, OH, at Mershon Auditorium and wraps up on October 26 at Bryce Jordan Center in State College, PA. On Instagram, the band shared, “The election is around the corner and we are… Read more »


Tenacious D Release First Song In 5 Years With “Video Games”

Iconic comedy rock duo, Tenacious D are back after a 5 year hiatus to bring fans their newest track, “Video Games“. The goofy song packs a lot of punchlines for only being a little over a minute in length. The joke here is that the band is too old to play video games, except for every once in a while, of course. Tenacious D shout out God of War, Fall Out 4, and Red Dead Redemption 2 in the new track and fans of these games are sure to get a good laugh. Jack Black and Kyle Gass had this… Read more »


Tenacious D Break Crazy Record

Tenacious D are the current kings of ‘head touching’ after breaking the show record Friday on the Jimmy Kimmel show. The rock pair of Jack Black and Kyle Gass took part in the celebrity contest, hosted on the Jimmy Kimmel show, and were charged with breaking the record of touching 43 heads of the public outside the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles. After being handcuffed together, Black and Gass managed to beat the current record by three on Hollywood Boulevard.


Vedder, Beck Join Tenacious D's Tsunami Benefit

New York – Tenacious D will be joined by such rock heavyweights as Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder, Beck, Foo Fighters leader Dave Grohl and Queens Of The Stone Age principal Josh Homme at a Jan. 17 benefit in Los Angeles for the victims of the Asian tsunami. The Wiltern Theatre event will also boast an appearance by actor Will Ferrell. Tickets are $60 and $100. The show is being organized via the new collective Music for Relief, with proceeds to benefit the American Red Cross. Meanwhile, producers Quincy Jones and Jermaine Dupri have postponed the all-star recording of “We… Read more »


Ribald Rockers Spinal Tap, Tenacious D Team Up For Charity

Tap the kegs and round up the groupies – two of the biggest champions of rock and roll excess will take the same stage for the first time later this month. Spinal Tap and Tenacious D will play the House of Blues in West Hollywood on December 20, a sure-to-be-memorable evening that will bring together such classic anthems as “F– Her Gently” and “Sex Farm.” The show is a benefit for the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation, according to the D’s spokesperson. Mitochondrial diseases are hereditary disorders that affect a cell’s ability to produce life-sustaining energy. The UMDF’s mission is “to… Read more »


Comedy-Rockers Tenacious D Line Up Tour, TV Appearances

Acoustic rock duo Tenacious D will hit the road next month behind their self-titled debut album, starting September 8 at the Town Hall in New York. Jack Black of “High Fidelity” fame and sidekick Kyle Gass will zip from the East Coast to the Midwest and back before going to California in late October. The trek is scheduled to wind down Halloween night at the Warfield in San Francisco. The comedic twosome’s eponymous debut arrives in stores September 25, featuring production work by the Dust Brothers and guest appearances by Foo Fighter Dave Grohl, Phish’s Page McConnell, the Vandals’ Warren… Read more »


Chris Paules- Tour Director/Production Manager

This week I have Tour Director and Production Manager Chris Paules. He’s toured over the years and continues to tour with a lot of credible bands making their shows come to life (The Midnight, Tenacious D, etc…)  he was also once the guitar player in punk band Broadway Calls. We talk about how we met, as well as what it entails to do his job.


We’re Getting ‘Goosebumps’ Over Disney+’s New Series 

‘Goosebumps’ fans, beware! The beloved R.L. Stine book series is returning to television on Disney+ and Hulu on Friday, the 13th of October. Starring Justin Long and Rachael Harris, the reboot will follow five high schoolers on their journey to solve the mystery of the death of a teen named Harold Biddle. Blending nostalgia with a whole new plotline, the ‘Goosebumps’ series will reference five of the best-selling books, including “The Haunted Mask,” “Go Eat Worms,” and “Night Of The Living Dummy.” Ayo Davis, President of Disney Branded Television, shared the exciting news in a statement. “R.L. Stine’s ‘Goosebumps’ franchise… Read more »

Concert Reviews

Heavier Than the Rain: Blue Ridge Rock Festival 2022

photos & words by Austin Spruill As the blistering summer of 2022 winds down into the cooler weather of fall, musicians and fans alike are treated to a number of high-profile festivals raging across the country, from Welcome to Rockville and Inkcarceration to Rocklahoma and Louder Than Life. However, few were as highly anticipated as this year’s incarnation of Blue Ridge Rock Festival, taking place from September 8–11.  Hosted at the world-renowned Virginia International Raceway in Alton, VA, hopes were high for the relatively young festival, as the successes and challenges of 2021 propelled the event further into the spotlight… Read more »

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