Tenacious D rocking BlizzCon 2010

Jack Black, Kyle Gass performing at this year's sold-out geek gathering; will debut new songs at closing ceremony on October 23.

Last October, Jack Black starred in Electronic Arts' Brutal Legend as protagonist Eddie Riggs. This year, at BlizzCon 2010, Black will perform under the banner of Blizzard.

As Black would say, "These people are about to have their faces melted."

Blizzard today sent word that rock group Tenacious D, a band composed of Jack Black and Kyle Gass, will perform at this year's BlizzCon during the closing ceremony on October 23. The band is known for its HBO show Tenacious D: The Greatest Band on Earth, as well as its two albums, live concert DVDs, and feature film Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny. According to Blizzard, Tenacious D will debut new songs during their set.

As in years past, BlizzCon will feature a variety of activities catering to the tastes of Warcraft, Starcraft, and Diablo fans. Those in attendance will be able to play prerelease builds of Blizzard's upcoming games, including World of Warcraft: Cataclysm and Diablo III. The show will also include a variety of panels form Blizzard developers, casual and competitive tournaments, contests, a silent auction, and a merchandise store.

Some 20,000 tickets were sold at $125 a pop to BlizzCon 2009, though Blizzard has said that the event remains unprofitable. Highlights included the announcement of WOW's third expansion, Cataclysm, as well as a live performance by metal maestro Ozzy Osbourne, whom GameSpot spoke with after the show.

BlizzCon 2010 will be held October 22-23 at the Anaheim Convention Center in California. The event is sold out, but those interested in the latest Blizzard news can purchase a BlizzCon 2010 Virtual Ticket for $39.95 to watch more than 50 hours of content from the event.

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fend_oblivion
fend_oblivion

I hope GS puts up a video of Tenacious D performing in BlizzCon. "METAL- IT COMES FROM HELL"

guitarist1980
guitarist1980

The D put on good live show! They have alot of talent.. there is no doubt there notoriety helped there music careers but so what.

D3thN1gh7
D3thN1gh7

Nice. I've always loved Tenacious D. Can't wait to hear their new songs! LONG LIVE THE D!

retrometr0
retrometr0

they are the greatest band ever ! xD

lithus
lithus

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Pawnforyourking
Pawnforyourking

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XanderZane

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lithus
lithus

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XanderZane
XanderZane

@lithus @Pawnforyourking: I didn't say a "bunch", I just said two. I just wanted to see if he could even name any. I knew he couldn't. Who honestly can. And most people would have to do a friggen google search just to figure out who jared letto is, let alone what band he's in. And Jamie Foxx? Really? Just because he "played" Ray Charles, doesn't make him Ray Charles.............. Neither are remotely mainstream, nor did they go platinum, gold or even nickle. It's more or less their pet side project . So "success" is relative. "the D" is pretty much a cult following because of it's querky satrical nature...kinda like Weird Al. Singers can act successfuly, but not the other way around. And this is coming from a guy who loves Blacks acting. ___________________________________________________ You didn't know that Jamie Foxx had a successful singing career and his own radio station on XM/Sirius? Anyone who knows the basic of music should know this. I even know that Russell Brand is engage to Katy Perry and I don't even follow music that much. As for Tenacious D. I don't really listen to their music, but they are perfect for a crowd like BlizzCon. I'm sure they will rock the convention center. Who cares if BlizzCon is profitable or not. Blizzard make enough money to have 100 BlizzCon's. I don't know why they have to keep reiterating that statement.

Pawnforyourking
Pawnforyourking

I don't personally know their connections, nor do I know the connections of any of the bands/musicians I do enjoy. Who cares how someone gets to their current position? Utilizing resources is a good way to propel your career, but apparently that makes you talentless? Hmm..... Also acting careers really have very little to do with record sales, which is what earns you awards in the music industry. I have already shown you actors/musicians who have accomplished feats in their respective fields, which should be enough. Despite HOW they got there, they have become earned their spot in their careers.

lithus
lithus

@Pawnforyourking: really? success is relative. William Hung from American Idol could be considered a music success considering his fame (he had an album too). lol Successful actors maybe..but successful musicians they are not. That was my whole point. Take away their acting careers and focus on just their music and ask yourself just two questions. ..................................1.Would they be half as "Successful" in their music had they not fame, connections and resources of their acting careers? ..................................................2. Without their (continued) acting success, would you consider their music careers mainstream? Hear it on the radio? Win awards solely based on their music? ............The answer to those are "No". And a big fat NO without the 1st question.

lithus
lithus

Driscoal says "The fact that you think The D = Jack Black makes it obvious that you have absolutely no clue, like zero. But yes, you are right, of course, the lack of artistic value in the music of Russell Crowe and Keanu Reeves totally negates". ..................................................lol I have no clue? ha! You just contradicted yourself in just two sentences. First you tell me I have no clue and than go on to say that I'm right! Which is it son? Want some syrup with that waffle? And I know Jack isn't "The D" Genius. There are two members. But Jack is the frontman and the main face of the band. No one is gonna say "That's Kyle Gass's band with some guy named jack something". The fact that some of you fans take these guys seriously as if they were Led Zeppelin or something is borderline sickining/hilarious. They're a satire band...a spoof.

Litchie
Litchie

Blizzcon just got awesomer.

Driscoal
Driscoal

@lithus The fact that you think The D = Jack Black makes it obvious that you have absolutely no clue, like zero. But yes, you are right, of course, the lack of artistic value in the music of Russell Crowe and Keanu Reeves totally negates the awesomeness of Tenacious D. Because they suck, Tenacious D sucks. Well, you could say that because they suck, all music sucks, really. No need in making any more cool music, world, because now actors do it too, so, henceforth it is all suck. Why? lithus-ian logics, baby, study it!

cocainco
cocainco

40 $ just to watch the event online,they can't be serious .The event is gonna rock our socks off ,but I just can't imagine how many ppl would give soo much .I was hoping to watch it live on gamespot ,but i guess i was wrong =[

Pawnforyourking
Pawnforyourking

@lithus While I appreciate your understanding my viewpoint, I don't believe I have made child like counter-points. As I said before, both Jared Leto and Jamie Foxx have gone platinum, which is a great success in the music industry. They have both made the charts and Jamie Foxx even held the number one spot for a few weeks after his latest single. All I am saying is that you can't discredit a musician just because they have an acting background. Tom Waits for example has been in several movies and is an amazing musician. I just don't think you can count someone out due to prior works they have done. While you may not like Tenacious D or any other band/acting crew, you cannot deny their success overall.

DuaneDog
DuaneDog

lithus --- you are too focused on material success!!!! You are arguing over semantics and what makes a good and "successful" band or musician vs making money and having fame. This notion of 'making the charts' equals being successful is ONLY important if all you care about is money or your ego. If you care about playing music, having fun, and making a good living doing what you love... then the charts don't mean anything. I know a trumpet player in St. Louis has played with some of the best bands in the world. He has gotten to travel to dozens of countries. He has thousands of fans. He hasn't made 'the charts' but he certainly is successful and loves doing it. This notion that more money and more fame EQUALS success is ridiculous. Success is doing what you love doing. Your objection to Foxx's political views does not surprise me. Most people who equate success with money tend to have a problem with liberal views.

lithus
lithus

Pawnforyourking, I appreciate your views. Really. But the original debate was on Actors making it in the music industry and being taken seriously. I made the point that many singers went on to very successful acting careers. Some even left music to persue it. But that's simply NOT the case with actors. Again, I asked for examples and you avoided the subject with child like counter points. So I'll ask you to name 2 bands. You obviously don't hold what I say as bond. So what do you care what I think? So, name two succesful bands in mainstream media that actually made the charts. (and yes, unfortunately in the music business you need to make the charts to be successful, to which neither Letto or Foxx made). Billboard? Take your time.

Pawnforyourking
Pawnforyourking

@lithus As I said before, Jamie Foxx and Jared Leto are ACCOMPLISHED musicians. I am not going to sift through musicians until I find two that meet your liking. As I said before, you definition of "good" or "awesome" bands is not something I am going to attempt to get examples. Those two actor/musicians have become accomplished enough to get awards in both of their entertainment fields, which is enough of an answer for your request. FYI, political/racial views also have NOTHING to do with anything we are debating about.... ;)

lithus
lithus

Pawnforyourking says "The fact that you only base Jamie Foxxs success on his role as Ray Charles is insulting" lol insult? to you or to Ray Charles? Ha! Anywho, my questioning wasn't on how "good an actor" Jamie Foxx is. It was Actors trying to make a career in the music industry. I think Foxx has been in some good roles sure. his political and racial views however are left to be disired though. But that's moot. I'm still waiting on those two awesome bands. I have a feeling I'll be waiting a very long time. ;)

Pawnforyourking
Pawnforyourking

@lithus The fact that you only base Jamie Foxxs success on his role as Ray Charles is insulting. Maybe you should go watch Collateral and see what you think of his acting then. I never claimed that Jamie Foxx was anywhere near the musical talent of Ray Charles, who is one of the greatest musicians of all time. I simply said that he is an accomplished actor AND musician and if you want to go on and on about record sales, maybe check out his album "Unpredictable", which went platinum. Also, 30 Seconds to Mars has multiple platinum albums and Jared Leto has had multiple good roles in acting, especially in "Requiem for a Dream".

lithus
lithus

@Pawnforyourking: I didn't say a "bunch", I just said two. I just wanted to see if he could even name any. I knew he couldn't. Who honestly can. And most people would have to do a friggen google search just to figure out who jared letto is, let alone what band he's in. And Jamie Foxx? Really? Just because he "played" Ray Charles, doesn't make him Ray Charles.............. Neither are remotely mainstream, nor did they go platinum, gold or even nickle. It's more or less their pet side project . So "success" is relative. "the D" is pretty much a cult following because of it's querky satrical nature...kinda like Weird Al. Singers can act successfuly, but not the other way around. And this is coming from a guy who loves Blacks acting.

Pawnforyourking
Pawnforyourking

@lithus: Well, to be honest, you can't expect him to name a bunch of bands that he considers "good" because you are just going to say they all suck. So if we are going to consider "good" as being relative, you have to look at success. As far as success goes, Jared Leto and Jamie Foxx have both had successful careers as musicians. Also, Tenacious D has obviously had success as a band....

lithus
lithus

@Driscoal: lol I bet you were just giddy when you clicked submit thinking you were soo clever. And it's not trolling. Prove me wrong. Name atleast two actors, other than Black who you already think rocks, who are seriously in a "good" band (I say two cause I really want to see you sweat). Russel Crow? Keanu Reeves? hehe.................... lmao..I love that you guys call him "The D". Like calling Bruce Springstien..."The Boss" or Elvis "The King". So cute.

Driscoal
Driscoal

@lithus You just can't take a person seriously when they "troll" The D.

lithus
lithus

You just can't take an actor seriously when they have a "band".

Sirbobislost
Sirbobislost

@ SuprSaiyanRockr Yeah seems so or more likely a wow hate i meanr how can you hate The D?

Sirbobislost
Sirbobislost

Oh man I love The D if I lived in America I would be there just for them I also like blizzard so its actually a double fail since I don't live in America

vicsrealms
vicsrealms

@Warprime Thanks for the information. I'll have to look them up. Oh, I remember him now. He was in Demolition Man and Enemy of the State? Hmm, I don't remember that. Will have to watch them again. I do remember seeing him on Tropic Thunder, which is probably the only one on the list of movies on the wiki I have actually seen.

SuprSaiyanRockr
SuprSaiyanRockr

Huh, aparently a lot of people don't like Tenacious D... everyone has one or more thumbs down. Anyway, looking forward to their next album.

svaubel
svaubel

Lol. for $39.95 I can go buy the Cata box instead of paying to watch what will be on youtube soon after.

Killingspree303
Killingspree303

New songs from Tenacious D on BlizzCon? I wish I could be there...

WarPrime
WarPrime

@ vicsrealms Hey man. Tenacious D is a band that does interesting rock music. They also tend to do a lot of sketch comedy bits on their albums. They are known for incorporating classical elements into their music. But they are mostly known for Jack Black being Jack Black. Jack black has been in dozens of movies and recently was the main character in the Video Game "Brutal legend". For more check: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Black

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UbberHappyGamer
UbberHappyGamer

So much epic win in this!!! I think I fainted...I'm so exited!!!

Arksa
Arksa

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smfes
smfes

sweeeeet! 8) Tenacious D are legendary!

rorohaddad
rorohaddad

(((Last October, Jack Black starred in Electronic Arts' Brutal Legend as protagonist Eddie Riggs. This year, at BlizzCon 2010, Black will perform under the banner of Blizzard. )) Good news

Rhino53
Rhino53

Wonderboy, what is the secret of your power??

guitarist1980
guitarist1980

I saw Tenacious D up in Mass about 5 or 6 years ago and they were really great. They sounded awesome at the sold out Gillette stadium.

THGarrett
THGarrett

Love Tenacious D. Can't wait to see what new songs they do.

coruscant
coruscant

I hope they put it up on YouTube! The D are brilliant.