The Pick of Destiny is the second album by American comedy rock band Tenacious D, the soundtrack for their film of the same name. The album was released on November 14, 2006, through Epic Records, and debuted at #8 on the Billboard 200.[12]

The Pick of Destiny is the band's first studio release in five years, following up their 2001 self-titled debut, Tenacious D. The album was produced by the Dust BrothersJohn King, and features appearances by Meat LoafRonnie James Dio and Dave Grohl. Another album, More Rocktastic Music from the Film, contains the score music that the soundtrack excludes.


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In the absence of original comedy skits, there are excerpts of dialogue from the soundtrack's accompanying film between numerous songs. Portions ofThe Pick of Destiny were recorded at Dave Grohl's studio.[13] A clean version of the album was recorded.[14]

The album was released in three separate edits: a "clean" radio edit featuring re-recorded vocals replacing foul language with non-sense words, a "dirty" edit featuring the full film versions, and a limited edition. All three versions feature clips from the movie, but some dialogue was re-recorded for the clean version. The special limited edition was released in a cardboard "old book case", which includes a digipack version of the album, a foldout poster depicting the D and Sasquatch, eight tarot cards from the film (Tenacious D, The Training, Destiny, Masterpiece, The Quest, The Divide, and Two Kings, as well as a card explaining the other cards), and a plastic replica of the Pick of Destiny. If the set was pre-ordered from the Tenacious D website, it also included a t-shirt.

Album Art[edit]Edit

The cover features Black and Gass in the clouds in the sky, parodying Michelangelo's painting The Creation of Adam. In between the two's hands is the green pick used in the movie by the other cloud where the devil's hand is reaching to grab it. The album was banned from K-Mart and Wal-Martbecause of the satanic picture.


A short movie entitled Time Fixers was used as a promotional tool on the iTunes website. The movie starred Michael Keaton[15] and longtime collaborators Jason Reed and Paul F. Tompkins. The first half of the film was available as a free download on iTunes, while the second half could only be accessed after pre-ordering the album.[16]

Track listing[edit]Edit

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Kickapoo" (Feat. Ronnie James Dio and Meat Loaf) Jack BlackKyle GassLiam Lynch 4:14
2. "Classico"   Johann Sebastian BachLudwig van Beethoven, Black, Gass, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 0:58
3. "Baby"   Black, Gass 1:36
4. "Destiny"   Black, Gass 0:37
5. "History"   Black, Gass 1:42
6. "The Government Totally Sucks"   Black, Gass 1:34
7. "Master Exploder"   Black, Gass 2:24
8. "The Divide"   Black, Gass 0:22
9. "Papagenu (He's My Sassafrass)"   Black, Gass, John King 2:24
10. "Dude (I Totally Miss You)"   Black, Gass 2:53
11. "Break In-City (Storm the Gate!)"   Black, Gass, King, Lynch 1:22
12. "Car Chase City"   Black, Gass, King, John KoneskyJohn Spiker 2:42
13. "Beelzeboss (The Final Showdown)"   Black, Gass, Dave Grohl, Lynch 5:35
14. "POD"   Black, Gass 2:32
15. "The Metal"   Black, Gass, Konesky 2:45
Total length: 33:40
Bonus tracks
  1. "Rock Your Socks" (acoustic) – (iTunes pre-order bonus track)
  2. "Training Medley" – (Digital Download available with Best Buy version, also available on "POD" single, and the Japanese version)
  3. "Kong" – (Japanese bonus track, also available on "POD" 7" single)


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