12 Facts About Tenacious D

1. In 2012, Tenacious D performed at the House of Blues in Cleveland and did a surprise gig at Kent State University earlier on that day to encourage voting.

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2. In 2010, Tenacious D agreed to boycott Arizona due to laws passed there concerning illegal immigration.

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3. In 2004, Tenacious D supported John Kerry's US presidential election campaign by playing a benefit concert for him.

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4. On Saturday 9 June 2012, Tenacious D played the main stage at Download Festival at Donington Park in Derbyshire, England.

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5. In June 2012, Tenacious D played at the Rock am Ring music festival in Germany.

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6. In 2001, Tenacious D started their second nationwide concert tour, performing at larger venues, many of which sold out.

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7. On June 16, 2001, Tenacious D were featured as puppets performing "Friendship" on an episode of Crank Yankers.

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8. In 2006, Tenacious D starred in their own film, Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny, in which they set out to become the greatest rock band in the world, by means of a guitar pick with mystic powers.

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9. In 2014, Tenacious D provided a cover of "The Last in Line" on the Dio tribute album This Is Your Life.

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10. On November 7, 2000, Tenacious D had just finished writing the rough first script for a movie.

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11. In 1997, Tenacious D had become a popular act on the Los Angeles music scene, and would perform residencies at The Viper Room.

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12. In 2003, Tenacious D released their first concert DVD—The Complete Master Works, which went on to achieve gold and platinum status by the RIAA.

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