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Tool are one of the most successful progressive rock bands of the past twenty years. Armed with a distinct, instantly recognizable sound of their own making, a highly developed visual aesthetic, and marked by a stubborn disinterest in typical music industry standards of self-promotion, career development, never mind release product cycles (to the continued frustration of their patient fans), Tool have produced just four albums and one EP (all of them platinum-certified; two of them number ones, one a number two!) over a 15-year timespan, and nothing since 2006. Nevertheless, the group remains active, despite a myriad of side projects, and a commercial force to be reckoned with; their influence limited only by the difficulty experienced by other bands who would try and and duplicate Tool’s unique sound. Simply put, Tool is one of those rare rock bands that truly exists outside the bounds of passing tastes and musical trends.

Selected Discography: ‘Undertow’ (1993), ‘Ænima’ (1996), ‘Lateralus' (2001) Related Artists: Maynard James Keenan, Adam Jones, Danny Carey, Justin Chancellor Further Reading: 10 Best Tool Songs

10 Weirdest Maynard James Keenan Onstage Outfits

Maynard James Keenan
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You may think Maynard would take on three separate personas for his respective projects, but he goes way further, taking on countless alter egos.

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Maynard James Keenan Posts Detailed Update on Tool’s Next Album

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Charles Epting for Loudwire

Keenan revealed that he's been taking regular trips to Tool's jam space in Los Angeles and will begin to write vocal melodies soon.

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Neil Peart, Danny Carey, ‘South Park’ Co-Creator Matt Stone + More Drum Up ‘A Little More Noise’

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Alexandra Wyman / Alberto E. Rodriguez / Matt Stone, Getty Images

Rush's Neil Peart, Tool's Danny Carey and 'South Park's' Matt Stone joined The Police's Stewart Copeland and Vertical Horizon's Matt Scannell for a jam.

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Motorhead’s Mikkey Dee Confirms That Tool Are Back in the Studio

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Are Tool in the studio? A surprise messenger offers an update on the group.

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Mastodon’s Brent Hinds + Tool’s Danny Carey Involved in Legend of the Seagullmen Project

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Jason Merritt / Frazer Harrison, Getty Images

Legend of the Seagullmen are a long-running Florida collective that fuse music, performance art, 3-D film and more into their shows.

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Funniest New Tool Album Memes

Funniest New Tool Album Memes

As if to distract ourselves from the wait, we've laughed along with each meme, and these are the very best.

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Tool Update Fans on Progress of Fifth Studio Album

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Adam Jones came up with an "ending for a new Tool arrangement" which the other members are pumped about.

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You Think You Know Tool?

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No matter how big a fan of the band you are, we bet there a few things you don't know about Tool.

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Tool Tease New Album Progress With Studio Photo Including Maynard James Keenan

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Thanks to guitarist Adam Jones, Tool have shared an essential piece of the recording process.

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Maynard James Keenan’s Los Angeles Home Sells for $2.37 Million

Maynard James Keenan
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The psychedelic kaleidoscope of a home was on the market earlier this year for $2.795 million, but it was just sold for $2.37 million.

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