Happy Birthday Jack Black | Tenacious D At Higher Ground '01

Today marks actor/musician Jack Black's 45th birthday. While the Santa Monica native might be best known to the mainstream for his roles in such movies as King Kong and School Of Rock, it's his role as the front man of comedy- rockers Tenacious D that will always hold a special place in our hearts.

It's been a quiet year for The D, but they'll return to action at their own Festival Supreme event on October 25 in L.A. To celebrate JB's birthday, let's look back at one of our favorite performances in Tenacious D history. On September 28, 2001 Jack Black & Kyle Gass brought The D to Higher Ground in Winooski, VT for a ferocious set that included nearly every song from their debut album and their HBO TV show. The duo was even joined by Phish keyboardist Page McConnell for the set-closing "Flash," "Wonder Boy" and "Beatles Medley" combo.

Exceptional fan-shot footage paired with soundboard audio has circulated for years:

00:01:33 Land of the Lost
00:02:56 Fat Albert
00:03:50 Warning
00:05:53 Jesus Ranch
00:08:54 Kielbasa Sausage
00:11:46 History of Tenacious D
00:15:34 Dio
00:19:07 The Road
00:21:50 Lee
00:23:16 Cosmic Shame
00:28:25 Saxaboom
00:29:16 Guns & Roses
00:30:55 Karate
00:32:13 Kyle Quit The Band
00:34:19 Kyle Took a Bullet For Me
00:36:22 Rocketsauce
00:37:11 Fuck Her Gently
00:39:32 Sasquatch
00:42:39 Tribute
00:47:40 Blow Job
00:52:21 Rock Your Socks Off
00:56:22 Double Team
01:02:39 Flash (with Page McConnell)
01:05:09 Wonderboy (with Page McConnell)
01:08:33 Beatles Medley (with Page McConnell)

[Published on: 8/28/14]

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