John Konesky

Tenacious D


As a guitarist and songwriter, John Konesky has spent most of his life performing and writing for bands, film, and various other outlets. He has played on, and co-written music with Tenacious D on The Pick of Destiny soundtrack and film score, as well as performed on the long awaited 3rd album Rize of the Fenix. The Metal, off of Pick of Destiny, was picked up for use in the hugely popular video game “Guitar Hero 3.” In addition John has also released an album with Kyle Gass of Tenacious D’s side project Trainwreck, and more recently wrote a handful of songs for Kyle’s new group The Kyle Gass Band. John’s record of solo acoustic material entitled “Kones” is available on Itunes, and he’s currently writing songs for a new solo project to be released later this year. His songs have been featured in independent movies(Brainwashed Love, Barry Munday, The Ufologist), and documentaries(Manos De Madre). Additionally, John co-hosts a webisode series with Kyle Gass all about their love of music and guitars called, Guitarings. As a session artist, John has worked with Joan Jett on The Runaways feature film, on the Hangover II Soundtrack with Mark Lanegan, and has done a handful of commercials, mostly under producer George Drakoulias. Recently, John has also been co-writing music for a couple projects with Chris D’arienzo, book-writer of the Tony nominated musical Rock of Ages.

John has toured the globe with Tenacious D, Big Talk(featuring Ronnie Vanucci of The Killers), The Kyle Gass Band, Holy Grail, Trainwreck, and more, as well as appeared on tv perfomances such as Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show, The American Music Awards, The Jonathan Ross show(UK), The Jimmy Kimmel show, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Late Show with David Letterman, and The Spike TV Video Game awards. When he’s not touring, John focuses his efforts on writing and even doing some teaching when there’s time.