Watch Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater, The Winery Dogs) Learn To Play Danny Carey’s Drums from “Pneuma” by Tool


Mike Portnoy world-renowned drummer of Dream Theater, and other bands such as The Winery Dogs, Liquid Tension Experiment, Flying Colors, Transatlantic, Sons of Apollo, and Neal Morse and others has met his match as a drummer! Mike has tried to learn “Pneuma” one of the pinnacle songs from the latest album by Tool, Fear Inoculum. Watch this video from Drumeo with Mike learning and play the songs, while paying tribute to Tool drummer Danny Carey!

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CONCERT REVIEW: Tool – Elder Live at Footprint Center


February 9th and 10th the Footprint Center stage, in Phoenix, AZ, lit up with the powerhouse that is Tool with direct support from Boston bred/and mostly now Germany-based band Elder. Elder started by warming up our ears to their heavy riffs and long instrumentals. This was my first time experiencing Elder, and I had never heard of the band until then. After this one experience though, I can easily see how the band fits and compliments Tool on this tour, as they too have some psychedelic and captivating soundscapes that just simply fits. 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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Watch an Unboxing Video for Tool’s “Fear Inoculum” 3-Disc, 180-Gram Vinyl Edition, Out Now


Tool’s acclaimed fifth album, Fear Inoculum (RCA Records), has a brand new 3-disc, 180g vinyl release for 2022. The collection, which is available for order now at the link below, features new artwork from guitarist Adam Jones, and is housed in a triple gatefold jacket with an exclusive poster.

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Tool’s “Fear Inoculum” 3-Disc, 180-Gram Vinyl Edition Due Out This Summer


Tool’s acclaimed fifth album, Fear Inoculum (RCA Records), arrives as a 3-disc, 180g vinyl release on August 5th, 2022. The collection, which is available for pre-order now at the link below, features new artwork from guitarist Adam Jones, and is housed in a triple gatefold jacket with an exclusive poster.

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Tool Shares Their New Single “Opiate2”


 

Photo credit - Travis Shinn

Photo credit – Travis Shinn

Tool, currently on tour in support of their acclaimed 2019 album Fear Inoculum (read our review here), will celebrate the 30th anniversary of their first commercially-available release, Opiate, with a re-imagined and extended version of the EP’s title track and an accompanying short film. For Tool fanatics, this is the much loved extended version the band performs live. ‘Opiate2’ (or Opiate squared) is available via DSPs right now!, with the Blu-ray only visual companion available on March 18th.

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Tool Will Release “Opiate2” Single Digitally and a Blu-Ray Short Film in March


Tool, currently on tour in support of their acclaimed 2019 album Fear Inoculum (read our review here), will celebrate the 30th anniversary of their first commercially-available release, Opiate, with a re-imagined and extended version of the EP’s title track and an accompanying short film. Opiate2 is available via DSPs on March 1, with the Blu-ray only visual companion available on March 18.

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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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Tool Adds One More Date in Colorado to Their Upcoming North American Tour


 

Tool will resume their “Fear Inoculum World Tour” next month and will spend the first three months of 2022 crisscrossing the U.S., have added an additional date to the extensive trek: Jan. 28 at The Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs. Tickets are on sale on December 8th at the link below. Continue reading