This Is Just A Tribute: The Legend Of Tenacious D

Jenna Goldberg | August 30, 2019 9:12 am

Founded in 1994, Tenacious D is the passion project of actors Jack Black and Kyle Gass. Both musicians, the two came together to form the comedy rock duo which has been dubbed as “the greatest band on earth.” As they’re both hilarious in nature with a knack for the guitar and crude humor, it didn’t take long for them to acquire a niche following of equally outrageous and eccentric fans. The duo would go on to release their own film, Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny, taking their success to new heights. Consider yourself a fan of “the D?” Here are some interesting factoids that’ll blow your mind like “Master Exploder.”

Their Name Was Inspired By Something You Might Not Expect

Picture Of Marv Albert
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In Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny, Black and Gass decide on their band name because of the coincidental birthmarks each has on their buttocks. Unfortunately, that’s not how it went down. In reality, they got their name from sportscaster Marv Albert. Yep, strangely enough, Tenacious D took inspiration from sports.

Supposedly, the two were jamming out, expanding their minds, and watching basketball while brainstorming a name for their band. After a particularly impressive play, Albert commented “They’re showing some tenacious D out there,” and the name dilemma was settled.