If you still haven't experienced Tenacious D's dirty acoustic molestation, you're in for a guilty sort of comedic treat. Kyle Gass (KG) and comedic actor Jack Black (JB) fictitiously perform acoustically at open mic night every single week. The joke is the degree of seriousness with which they perform, as they draw from all that is hessian to parody rock and Metal posturing with their brilliantly written, tongue-in-cheek lyrics. But a funny thing happened on the way to the henhouse: they're actually great performers, with riffing acoustics and vocal operatics amazingly on-the-mark. As with most great acts, no singular description can do Tenacious D justice, and they simply must be both seen and heard if one is to fully appreciate the uproarious nature of their sharp-witted antics. Example: the song "Sex Supreme" involves KG and JB coming "out of the side hatch" to pleasure a "backstage Betty," which involves KG (who is bald and middle aged) "nibbling on her toes." Yikes.
Tenacious D Concert Films
Tenacious D Top Tracks
Live at The Glass House
Runtime: 1 hr 33 minAndrew W.K. is a multi-faceted musician and performer. Infamous for his bloody nose, famous for his high-life attitude, beloved for his songs like, "Party Hard", "We Want Fun", and "You Will Remember Tonight", Andrew's true will is to use all forms of entertainment to create feelings of pure joy, fun, love, freedom, and possibility. Here he is performing at The Glass House, in California, on March 10, 2012 in support of his "I Get Wet Tour."
Live in The LBC & Diamonds in the Rough
Runtime: 1 hr 17 minWhile headlining the Rockstar Taste Of Chaos tour earlier this year, Avenged Sevenfold (aka A7X) taped its full, incendiary April 10 homecoming gig at the Long Beach Arena. This film includes unreleased songs and covers (including Iron Maiden and Pantera) recorded during the sessions for last year's #4 charting, near-gold self titled album.
Runtime: 2 hr 1 minIncubus' explosive Look Alive features footage from their groundbreaking Light Grenades Tour, including concert performances from their Northerly Island show in Chicago on July 25th, 2007, plus additional glimpses of life on the road.
Live in Philly 2010
Runtime: 58 minHalestorm's Live in Philly 2010 was filmed at the Theatre of the Living Arts in Philadelphia on April 30th, 2010. The Video includes a full live set of the show, featuring tracks from their breakthough debut self-titled album such as radio smash hit "I Get Off", "It's Not You", "Familiar Taste of Poison", "Bet U Wish U Had Me Back", and "What Were You Expecting?". Halestorm recently performed on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" and in addition to praise from Billboard, Kerrang! and ARTISTdirect for their distinct brand of rock, lead singer Lizzy Hale was crowned one of Revolver's "Hottest Chick in Metal" in a 2009 cover story.
Rage Against The Machine
Runtime: 1 hr 24 minRage Against the Machine released this self-titled film in 1997, collecting live concert footage and music videos of some of their best material. The band starts with a passionate rendition of Bruce Springsteen's "Ghost of Tom Joad" live from the Irvine Meadows in Irvine, CA. The well-filmed performance captures Rage near the top of their game. Seeing Zack de la Rocha interact with a large crowd and the band work a tight, incendiary groove is required to understand the appeal of the now-defunct political rock band. This is underscored by "People of the Sun" and four other songs live from the Rock Am Ring Festival in Germany, where Rage plays before what must be 100,000 people. The second half of the film is filled with six music videos, including "Freedom" and "Memory of the Dead (Land and Liberty)."
Rock Case Studies
Guns N' Roses
Runtime: 51 minFronted by the charismatic Axl Rose and driven by Slash’s raw, powerful guitar, Guns n’ Roses have given rock music a string of classic albums and singles. Commentary from band insiders and an in-depth interview with Izzy Stradlin stand shoulder to shoulder with classic archive performance footage, as this documentary takes you inside the workings of a band that has sold over 100 million albums. Featuring highlights from: You Could Be Mine, Welcome To The Jungle, Paradise City, Sweet Child O’ Mine and more...
Live from Mohegan Sun
Runtime: 1 hr 20 minFilmed in high definition at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Connecticut on November 25th 2011, this concert captures a typically raw and energetic performance by Staind on tour in support of their eponymous 2011 self titled album Staind. This was their first tour to feature new drummer Sal Giancarelli. The show features tracks from the new album mixed in with classic songs from across their career including many of their hit singles.
Live at the White River Amphitheater
Runtime: 1 hr 12 minAmerican nu metal heroes Godsmack are taking over the stage at the White River Amphitheatre in Auburn Washington. Completed in 2003, the 98-acre project cost more than $30 million and hosts musical events under an acoustically treated metal roof; it features two 30-by-40-foot video screens on either side of the stage. The band performs hit songs as “Locked and Loaded,” “Keep Away,” “Out of Line,” “Generation Day,” “Cryin' Like a Bitch, ” and many more. Sully Erna's singing style has been stated as "the snarl of James Hetfield", and "composed of dark harmony that sounds a lot like Alice in Chains". Merrill's bass style has been described as "bulldozer bottom with occasional slap-bass reverb". Larkin's drumming is thought to "worship at the twin altars of Neil Peart and John Bonham". And Rombola's guitar playing style has been praised as "guitars that sound like percussion instruments".
Runtime: 1 hr 15 min‘¡Cuatro!’ is the documentary that pulls back the curtain and takes fans inside the world of Green Day, from the various spontaneous live performances in select cities across the U.S. to the chronicling of their creative process while conceptualising and recording their recent trilogy of albums – ‘¡Uno!’, ‘¡Dos!’ and ‘¡Tré!’.
Live from the inside
Runtime: 1 hr 5 minThis film captures the final show supporting the RIAA Certified Gold debut LEAVE A WHISPER at the House of Blues in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Shinedown toured in support of four Top-5 rock singles (Fly from the Inside, 45, Simple Man, Burning Bright), an incredible achievement, especially for a debut release. Shinedown have clearly left more than a whisper. This film, directed by Chris Sims (Poison the Well, Lamb of God), captures the intensity, spirit and magic of a Shinedown performance like never before. The band continues to tour constantly. For more information, go to Shinedown.com.
Live in Cuba
Runtime: 2 hr 30 minFilmed Live at the Anti-Imperialist Plaza in Havana, Cuba. In may 2005, Audioslave became the first american rock band to ever perform in Cuba. 60,000 screaming fans witnessed this historic event.
Made in Stoke
Runtime: 2 hr 6 minRecorded at the Victoria Hall in Stoke-On-Trent, England on July 24th, this concert marked Slash’s return to the town in which he grew up. The show came towards the end of his 2010/11 world tour in support of his debut solo album “Slash.” Lead vocals on the tour were handled by Myles Kennedy of AlterBridge and the setlist featured tracks from his solo album, from his albums with both Slash’s Snakepit and Velvet Revolver, and classic songs that he co-wrote for Guns’n’Roses.
Let It Roll: Live in Germany
Runtime: 1 hr 29 minThis concert by Velvet Revolver was filmed at the Palladium in Cologne, Germany in March 2008 for the legendary German TV series Rockpalast. The concert was near the end of the tour for their second album Libertad and came just a few days before the band went on hold following the departure of singer Scott Weiland. The set draws heavily on the Libertad album but also features tracks from their debut album Contraband and covers of Stone Temple Pilots and Guns n Roses tracks.