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Best Metal Performance
The Last In Line
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"I'd love to do the straight music thing, but that's kind of against our mission, which is to rebel against the serious singer/songwriter mentality." — Kyle Gass
- Members: Jack Black, Kyle Gass
- Formed 1994 in Los Angeles
- Tenacious D first gained notoriety in 1997 when they launched their HBO television series "Tenacious D: The Greatest Band On Earth." During the program, the group showcased songs, many of which they later recorded on studio albums. Their debut self-titled album was released in 2001.
- For 2012 Tenacious D were nominated for Best Comedy Album for Rize Of The Fenix. And for 2014, they won their first career GRAMMY for Best Metal Performance for "The Last In Line."
- Gass cites his early musical influences as Tom Waits and Tony Robbins, while the Who and Led Zeppelin inspired Black.
- The band has supported The Sweet Stuff Foundation in their effort to raise funds for families and victims of terrorist attacks.
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