• The Road to Redunktion

  • Words + Music
  • By: Tenacious D
  • Narrated by: Tenacious D
  • Length: 1 hr and 49 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (467 ratings)

Publisher's Summary

Through hard work and, well, tenacity, Jack Black and Kyle Gass catapulted themselves into rock superstardom. But before they were the only two members of the best rock band on earth, they were just Jack and Kyle, two theater students finding their footing in Los Angeles.    

The D’s trajectory was a slow and steady rise from clubs to a guest spot on the hit show Mr. Show on HBO to albums to film to headlining festivals across the globe. But it wasn’t without its pains. This is their story.     

These are their Words + Music.    

In addition to seven newly recorded catalog songs exclusive to this volume, Tenacious D: The Road to Redunktion features 30 years of never-before-heard archival audio, bringing to life every anecdote with a docu-quality that places listeners right then and there. What’s unexpected is just how sweet it is to spend two hours with two true friends, both monstrously talented, delighting in their creativity and their unlikely journey from the living room to the stars. 

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About the Creator and Performer

Jack Black and Kyle Gass make up the Greatest Band in the World: Tenacious D. They started playing together in Kyle’s apartment in Los Angeles. No one could have ever dreamed of where the band’s genius would take them, but take them it did.
The band had a variety series on HBO that aired in 1999. Their self-titled album was released on Epic Records in the fall of 2001 and was quickly certified at Gold-selling status, and has since gone Platinum. The duo completed their first feature film together, The Pick of Destiny, which was released in 2006. The album Rize of the Fenix followed in 2012, receiving a Grammy nomination for Best Comedy Album. In 2014, they won a Grammy in the category of Best Metal Performance for their cover of Ronnie James Dio’s "The Last In Line." In 2018, they released the album Post-Apocalypto and the animated film Tenacious D in Post-Apocalypto, with each frame hand-drawn by Black and voiced by Black and Gass. In 2020 came the final piece to the Post-Apocalypto universe: the graphic novel.

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Perfectly executed masterpiece

JB and KG took great care to make this very special for the fans. thanks fellas. I love ya

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stop what you're doing and listen to this

I'm upset I can only give 5 stars. it's worth every second of its runtime.

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Awesome AMAZING

Already on the third listen. I LOVE EVERY SECOND OF IT. Nobel Prize worthy for sure.

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Not great

I thought jack black was interesting until I heard this and that really took my opinion way downhill.

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The D

JB and KG are too funny in this unscripted tale. They were truthful yet made it funny as hell!! Great job guys.

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God please let them read more stories about anythi

I love these series, this one is a good story of the right place the right time and sure talent.

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A masterpiece

The D is back and as tenacious as they ever were. This is a masterpiece.

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#1 cult classic duo

loved it, thank you kyle and jack for never giving up on the D.

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Brothers from other mothers

I was amazed to just hear how much love these two guys have for each other. I knew they were close, but this went so much deeper than I expected. Melts your face!!!

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So great. Need a full length book next.

So great! Always engaging my heart and mind of this Tenacious D fan. My only complaint is that it should have been 10x as long. Telling their whole history in under two hours forced many broad strokes. I would use a credit in a heartbeat for a whole length book. I think of this not as their book, but as a tribute to their book that they still have to make.