• The Road to Redunktion

  • Words + Music | Vol. 29
  • By: Tenacious D
  • Narrated by: Tenacious D
  • Length: 1 hr and 49 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (1,348 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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A must for any D fan

I laughed. I cried. I sang at the top of my lungs.

This was like listening to a conversation between some of my old friends. I am utterly at a loss for words regarding how much I enjoyed it.

I also need a full orchestra cover album.

- Hellacious T (not the side project, just a badass)

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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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Not great

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

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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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Stop whatcha doin’

Cuz Audible is about to ruin,
The words and the music,
That ya used to.

Somebody Told Me,
these two were Juke Box Heroes.
Or perhaps, they’re American Idiots.
Or, proudly, both?
They’re not vicious, or malicious
Just de-lovely and delicious.

Parental note: lots of F bombs, drug talk, and Kyle’s Beavis/Butthead chuckle.

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It’s an auto bio of tenacious D.

It’s exactly what it says on the tin: if you’re a fan, it’s lovely to listen to. I really appreciated the insight into their works and lives. The descriptions of their live shows were super interesting also.

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Great.

I'm sure people on the nature trail thought I was insane laughing out loud.

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Exactly What You Think It Is

A musical autobiography of the Greatest Band in the world. Enough said. Go behind the D in this audio explosion of talent.

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Simply the best

This book had more of a podcast feel to it which personally made it even better. I absolutely loved the song performances in the middle of the chapters. Jack and Kyle take the listeners on an adventure and it's nothing short of amazing.