Danny Carey Reveals Ancient Tool Band History Secrets, New “Ænima” Vinyl Remaster and More in a New Interview with Rick Beato


In a new interview with popular Rock music YouTuber Rick Beato, Danny Carey of Tool welcomes Rick into the band’s secret Los Angeles rehearsal studio, where much of the band’s music has been formed since 1989-1990. In a wide-ranging chat nearly an hour Danny discussed the formation of the band, how he met Maynard James Keenan and Adam Jones, his work in the music industry before Tool was a band, his influences growing-up as well as in-depth discussions of his drumming techniques, hardware and the key to his tunings, as well as recording secrets of the band, the not yet announced new “Ænima” vinyl remaster, Fear Innoculum and live performance notes. For Tool fans bands, future aspiring drummers and prog musicians, this is a must-watch!Continue reading


Tool’s Debut Full-Length Album “Undertow” Turns 30


Thirty years ago today, Tool released their debut album Undertow (Zoo Entertainment/Volcano). Following the industry buzz of their EP Opiate a year earlier, the band catapulted to mainstream success on the back of singles and disturbing videos and MTV staples such as “Sober,” “Prison Sex” and “Intolerance.” Check out this playlist of undertow content and read our retrospective review from its 25-year anniversary. Continue reading


Adam Jones of Tool Shares Previously Unreleased VIP Event – Music Clinic Footage


 

In 2018, leading up to the release of 2019’s record-breaking Fear Inoculum album, Tool would perform a series of VIP sessions as clinics where the band performed live, did a Q & A, and “teaches” attendees how to perform some of their “hits!” They also used the opportunity to tease snippets of new music as fans were not allowed in with their phones. Guitarist Adam Jones has shared footage on his popular Instagram account of himself, drummer Danny Carey and bassist Justin Chancellor performing one of these clinics, filmed side stage by AEW ring announcer, Justin Roberts. Tool has just released their first ever collectable statue, based on the artwork of 10,000 days, and been announced as a headline band for next spring’s Welcome to Rockville 2023. Watch it now!

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CONCERT REVIEW: Tool – Blonde Redhead: Live at The Chase Center


By my own admission, I have been to some weird Tool shows in my nearly thirty years as a fan. Some of them have been weird thanks to the band, and some have been weird, because well I’m (not a creep), a weirdo. One of my last shows before the world shut down was Tool at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, complete with an army of relentless rent-a-guards practically assaulting fans due to the notorious Tool cell phone policy. I’ve no issue with the policy, just the way it is implemented. Tonight was by far the weirdest Tool show ever for many reasons.

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Author and Punisher Shares New Single and Video “Drone Carrying Dread” – New Album Coming Soon


Eclectic electronic Synth-Doom artist Author & Punisher has dropped a new single and video “Drone Carrying Dread!” The solo-project is the brainchild of musician-meets-mechanical engineer Tristan Shone and the track comes off of the highly-anticipated new album, Krüller due out on February 11th, 2021 via Relapse Records. The album features Shone’s upgrades to his hand-crafted machines, now upgraded for the new album, and a handful of guest players including Tool’s Danny Carey and Justin Chancellor. The clip was directed by Monte Legaspi and features illustrations from album cover artist Zlatko Mitev, and you can watch it now!

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Tool Releases New Merch Line For “10,000 Days” Anniversary


Tool marked the 15th anniversary of the release of their 10,000 Days (Volcano, Tool Dissectional) album on May 2nd, 2021 with a new line of special themed merch. Among the typical shirts, hoodies, and hats, there are pillows, pint glasses, a sherpa blanket, and the Vicarious single/video DVD for sale at their store. 2021 is a special year for Tool album milestones as Lateralus (read our review here) just turned 20 years old, and Ænima will see a 25th anniversary this fall. The band was supposed to be on the road touring being Fear Inoculum, but has been largely inactive since the lockdown as vocalist Maynard James Kennan contracted COVID-19 twice and released a new album with Puscifer, while Adam Jones put out an instrumental single and video with the help of fellow bandmates Danny Carey and Justin Chancellor.

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CLASSIC ALBUMS REVISITED: Tool – “Lateralus”


In the year of our lord, two-thousand and one, a musical miracle happened. After years embroiled in the first (and certainly not the last) major album jeopardizing lawsuit of their career, Tool, released Laterals (Volcano). The David Botrill produced album kicked off a new musical era for the band that was only hinted at on 1996’s Aenima (Volcano).

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Danny Carey Says Tool is A Free Agent for The First Time Since 1992, Still Hopes To Record an EP


In a new interview with Skinny Puppy founding member cEvin Key, drummer, Danny Carey of Tool discussed his hopes that the band would work on new music during the pandemic and shut down of touring. Carey remarked the band has basically been on hiatus since their spring tour was canceled during the outbreak and the band subsequently cancleed all remaining tours, to give aid to fans needing high priced tickets back, rather than rebook and hold their monies. Danny also mentioned the band doesn’t have a record deal, technically for the first time since early in their career. Tool’s worldwide smash album Fear Inoculum released on August 30th 2019 via Tool Dissectional/RCA Records.Continue reading


Tool Pays Tribute To Neil Pert of Rush in San Diego


As the news gripped the world the other night that Rush’s Neil Peart had died, Tool was kickiing off their new leg of the Fear Inoculum tour in San Diego. The band paid tribute to Peart and Rush, several times during the night: During Danny Carey’s drum solo, later performing a partial cover of ‘A Passage to Bangkok’ and their “walk out music at the end of the night, 2112. Watch fan filmed video!Continue reading