Last night Tracy and I went to see Tenacious D play at Madison Square Garden. I got on the list through drummer Brooks Wackerman, whom I recently interviewed for Modern Drummer Magazine. Brooks is also the drummer for punk rock legends Bad Religion and he played drums on the soundtrack to the wildly successful film, Team America, World Police. Brooks told me that if the Team America gig was the only thing on his resume, he would die a happy man. Because, can you imagine being able to lay claim to having played drums on songs like “Everyone Has AIDS” and “America, Fuck Yeah!”? That’s just crazy.
Anyway, my point is, it was a really good show! I would never have come close to guessing that Tenacious D could sell out a massive venue like MSG, but the place was packed. I haven’t seen the D’s new film, The Pick of Destiny yet, but most of the songs in their set are from the movie, mixed in with some of their classics like “Tribute” (my favorite) and some song about a Sasquatch. I recommend checking out Tenacious D live in concert if they come through your town.