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Tenacious D crashes H'wood at 'Pick' preem

HOLLYWOOD — It would be a mild understatement to say the stars of “Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny” were happy with Thursday’s Chinese Theater premiere.

“All my dreams have been realized,” said star Jack Black. “Now I can die in peace.”

As garage-band rock royalty, Black had come to the preem wearing a golden crown and an ermine-collared red robe and carrying a scepter. He wore the same regal garb to the Roosevelt Hotel after-party, where he described the experience of seeing the finished film as “cathartic, magical and phantasmagorical.”

Black’s Tenacious D band partner Kyle Gass had changed from the royal robes to a more plebian T-shirt and shorts for the after-party, where he described the movie as “the culmination of our life’s work.”

“It might not seem like it,” said Gass. “But in those 87 minutes is every drop of blood, every ounce of tears and every pound of sweat we’ve got.”

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