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Tenacious D

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2014

    Five Songs for Tonight's Bigfoot Visitor

    As we've previously reported, Rick Dyer is coming to Houston bearing what he claims is the corpse of the legendary Bigfoot. Dyer assures us that he shot the beast outside San Antonio and is avidly awaiting DNA confirmation from a university to verify his outrageous claims. It's all chupacabra poop, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2013

    The Not So Fun Side of Fun Fun Fun Fest 2013

    Comedy = Good, Comedy Tent = Tragic It's nice to see the festival taking comedy seriously and booking big names like Tenacious D, but the area they've designated for comedy performances is far too small and does a disservice to those names. Either give the big names time on a real stage or ditch the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2013

    The Hottest Censored Album Covers, 1981-Present (NSFW)

    Longtime readers of Rocks Off might remember that back in 2009 we ran thorough look at censored album covers that spanned the years of 1966 to 1980, with two more recent covers at the end. Of course, album covers didn't stop being censored just as frequently after 1980, and the two examples in our f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2013

    Top 20 Things We Need to See at SXSW Next Week

    Next week the Rocks Off Action Team goes to Austin for Ess Ex Ess Dubya for another four days of fun, sun, eavesdropping, and live music. And swag, of the free kind, not the kind that Justin Bieber is still trying to make happen. This year at SXSW we're looking forward to many, many things, includ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2013

    Tenacious D Debut Album Getting Deluxe Reissue Treatment

    Tenacious D's self-titled 2001 effort, the album that soundtracked a million bong sessions and made Dio cool all over again, is getting the deluxe reissue treatment on vinyl on March 5. The comedy duo of Jack Black and Kyle Gass brought in a star-studded team for their first album, building on the ... More >>

  • Film

    December 20, 2012

    Films of 2012: Ten Best Films of 2012

    Just because you live in Houston doesn't mean you can't see all these films.

  • News

    August 9, 2012

    White Linen Fight

    As event grew, so did promises, expectations and disappointments.

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2012

    Top 5 Singular Musical Forces

    Great bands are a dime a dozen. How often has a great band broken up, only to have the individual efforts of the ex-members lambasted by critics and public alike? Sometimes the chemistry of a band, collectively, makes them great, but sometimes it's "The Talent," a singular musical force. When I sp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2012

    Unscripted: Top 10 Actor/Musician Collaborations

    Johnny Depp and Marilyn Manson have been hanging out a lot lately. The actor joined the antichrist onstage a couple of weeks ago at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards show in L.A., and played guitar on "Sweet Dreams" and "Beautiful People." Depp also collaborated with Manson on a cover of Carly Simon' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2012

    Welcome To My World: 10 Musicians Who Deserve Their Own Reality Show

    Ever since The Real World hit the MTV airwaves in the early '90s, reality television has been all the rage. However, since The Osbournes debuted in 2002, some of that reality programming has catered to music fans. Even such music artists as country artist Tanya Tucker, rapper/minister Reverend Run ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2012

    Fetish Fuel: 5 Musicians Who Put Their Fetish In Song Form

    Ed. Note: This article is about some of the more unusual, but perfectly legal, forms of behavior some people choose to do in the boudoir. Sensitive readers might want to keep that in mind. Everyone's got a fetish. Some are kinkier than others, but everyone has something they like about their partne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2011

    Summer Fest Critic's Guide: Who We're Seeing At Tinsley

    Jermaine Rogers​In three very short years, Free Press Summer Fest has gone from an experiment most people thought would fail to destination music festival most people wouldn't dare miss even if it is going to be 105 degrees outside. Rocks Off has seen quite a bit of online chatter from people ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    25 Famous Bands' Less Famous Previous Names

    ​As promised, here are the answers to Rocks Off's "Original Band Name" quiz from Tuesday. John St. Lee, if you'd care to email us, we'll see what we can do about getting you a prize. Do you like Devo? 1. Chicago: At about 25 or 6 to 4, the Windy City jazz-rockers realized The Big Thing sucked ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2011

    Two Timing: The 11 Best Rock Duos

    Todd Cole​Wednesday night, noisy indie duo No Age (above) pulls into Fitzgerald's. The two-piece of guitarist Randy Randall and drummer Dean Allen Spunt, starting making waves in 2007 with their debut Weirdo Rippers. 2008's Nouns brought them even more acclaim, and along the way they gained fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2010

    Top 10 Celebrity Music-Video Cameos

    ​Ratt, "Round and Round" Thursday night, Ratt hits up Warehouse Live with what passes for their original line-up. At their peak, the band was a gritty and decadent alternative to bands like Poison, skewing closer to Motley Crue in terms of excess and drug abuse. ​The band managed to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2009

    In Wishing Ronnie James Dio a Speedy Recovery, Our Life as a "Holy Diver"

    ​Metal legend Ronnie James Dio is one of those musicians you've probably always been aware of, even if you haven't counted yourself a huge fan. Rocks Off can sympathize, for while we've personally gone out of our way to seek his music, we've always taken it for granted that Dio would be there, hov ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2009

    Tex-Pole Kielbasa on a Sizzling Comal

    ​I was singing "Kielbasa" by Tenacious D when the gorgeous blond waitresses delivered my hot sausage on a sizzling comal at Polonia restaurant on Blalock the other day. "I love ya baby, but all I can think about is Kielbasa sausage." Next time I go to a flea market and see some those flat, o ... More >>

  • Music

    July 9, 2009

    Tapeworm? What Tapeworm?

    If you want musical comedian Neil Hamburger to play your benefit, you better have proof.

  • Calendar

    February 14, 2008

    The Endangered Sea Lions

    Local trio mixes Tenacious D and Ween for humorous rock

  • Home Entertainment

    March 1, 2007
  • Film

    March 1, 2007

    Like Pigs to Slaughter

    Cast of old men in leather pants on the road to nowhere good

  • Film

    November 23, 2006

    One Toke Wonder

    Tenacious D gets the band back together, and...and... and ?

  • Dining

    November 2, 2006

    The Measure of Kielbasa

    Real Polish sausage is a lot more exciting than the nasty Polska kielbasa they sell at the grocery store

  • Calendar

    July 20, 2006

    Combat Rock

    S.S. Kiss My Ass docks at Super Happy Fun Land

  • Film

    June 15, 2006

    Tortilla Flat

    Nacho's funnier than Napoleon, which isn't sayin' much

  • Music

    December 29, 2005

    Hard 'n Phirm

    Horses and Grasses

  • Music

    September 2, 2004

    Classics Rock

    Which Greek god is your favorite musician?

  • Music

    April 8, 2004

    Embrace the Darkness

    Forget the hype and the backlash -- listening to Permission to Land is the key

  • Music

    December 18, 2003

    Acid Test

    Enter the warped world of the Linus Pauling Quartet at your peril

  • Film

    October 2, 2003

    Hot for Teacher

    Jack Black makes School of Rock rock

  • Music

    October 2, 2003

    Sleep

    Dopesmoker (Tee Pee Records)

  • Music

    August 14, 2003

    Soaring on the Wings of a Demon

    Ronnie James Dio has rocked for a long, long time

  • Calendar

    July 24, 2003

    Funny Guy

    Neil Hamburger is so bad, he's good

  • Music

    April 11, 2002

    Tenacious D

    Wednesday, April 17

  • Film

    November 8, 2001

    Fade to Black

    Jack keeps the Farrelly brothers from drowning in the Shallow end

  • Music

    August 16, 2001

    Sumpin' Filthy

    Local punker/chef Filthy McNasty is the Ginuwine article

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