Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny (2006) Poster


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Jack Black said the he vowed never to write a script again because the box office failure of this film made him lose his confidence.
Dave Grohl underwent seven hours of makeup to be turned into Satan.
Until this film, Meat Loaf had not sang in a movie since The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) because he wanted to be accepted in the industry as a serious actor. He even thought that his appearance in "The Pick of Destiny" would "ruin" him, but he took the role of JB's father any way.
The car chase in the video-game Kyle plays at the beginning ends the same way as the actual car chase at the end of the movie.
The scene at the "Halfway House Cafe" is halfway into the movie
The guitar played by Satan in the "Beelzeboss" sequence is a custom Washburn guitar designed by Dimebag Darrell Abbott of Pantera, presented to him when sales of their "Far Beyond Driven" album reached 100,000 copies sold.
Dave Grohl, who appears as Satan, also played Satan in the video for the Tenacious D song, "Tribute", which is also referenced in the film. Grohl also lent his talents to several songs on Tenacious D's self-titled CD.
The word 'fuck' and its derivatives are said 106 times in this film.
The club at the end where they meet Satan is Fangtasia from the series, "True Blood".
At the start of the movie, when JB's dad (played by Meat Loaf) is tearing down posters, he also tears down a figurine from the Bat Out Of Hell cover.
Upon entering the music store in search of the 'Pick Of Destiny', KG (Kyle Gass) is seen wearing a Trainwreck t-shirt. Trainwreck is a group in which Gass is a vocalist and guitarist (under the pseudonym Klip Calhoun). He also produced the group's 2004 live album.
In the master exploder scene there is a bar patron wearing a 'Great Alaska Bush Company' t-shirt, which is a world renowned strip club in Anchorage, Alaska, and one of Jack Black's favorite places to go when he visits the state.
One of the card's images in the opening sequence is "The Hermit" from the Rider-Waite Tarot deck, which was also used as the inner gatefold image of Led Zeppelin's untitled fourth album.
When KG and JB go to the open mic night for the first time Gregg Turkington is being escorted offstage. He is their opening act for their current tour, which features music from the soundtrack.
There are two references to other songs "Sasquatch" and "Tribute". Jack mentions in search of Sasquatch as being on TV. when in KG's home and on of the first lines of Sasquatch is "In search of Sasquatch - That was a kick ass In search of..." Tribute is referenced at the end when JB and KG can't remember the song they just sang, hence writing "Tribute" to tribute the song.
In the hallway of the Rock Museum you can see a big Foo Fighters sign. Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters plays Satan.
The car chase ends in front of Uncle Al's Seafood at the corner of First and Elm streets in Long Beach, CA. This is the same intersection where Riggs and Murtaugh blew up a gas station in Lethal Weapon 4 (1998).
The symbols on the neck of the guitar KG gives JB (from bottom to top) are: a pentagram (point down); a cross; the infinity symbol; a crescent moon and the Star of David (on the same fret); the yin-yang; the equation for Albert Einstein's theory of relativity; a cannabis leaf; and the Eye of Providence (eye inside a triangle). The headstock has a crown inscribed with the word "ROCK."
The "The Audience is Baking" "ad" at the start of the film is a parody of the THX Surround Sound "The Audience is Listening" ad campaign.
In the Guitar Gods section of the museum, when Kyle and JB find the Pick of Destiny, it is residing in a Gibson Angus Young Signature SG Guitar.
One of the mannequins in the Classic Rock room is a David Bowie persona.
The animation in the beginning was done by John Kricfalusi.
Scott Aukerman and BJ Porter wrote a draft in the early 2000's which was eventually discarded.
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The car chase was filmed in and around downtown Long Beach, California. Major portions were shot on Shoreline Drive and the Queensway Bridge, where the final showdown in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005) takes place.
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When KG leaves the college party and he's walking down the steps, he gets hit in the head with a plastic cup. The guy who throws the cup is Collin Hanks who is Tom Hanks son.
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When Jables and Kage go to Lee's to ask to borrow his car, there is a joint attached to the door just under the peep hole.
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The owner of the guitar shop (Ben Stiller) uses "The Devil Horns" to point out the room him, KG and JB are going to talk.
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The trivia item below may give away important plot points.

The film has multiple references to Tenacious D's first album "Tenacious D" (2001). Ronnie James Dio makes an appearance in the film which is possibly a reference to their song "Dio", after they have defeated the devil in a rock off they start trying to re-record the song they performed in the rock off by claiming it was "the greatest song ever made" yet not being able to remember it, this is obviously a reference to their biggest hit "Tribute". During the final showdown, they mention that they will rock the devil's socks off, this is quite possibly a reference to their song "Rock Your Socks Off".

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