On April 6, 1993, grunge ruled the music scene, but there was something harder, edgier and darker about to take hold as Tool issued their debut album, 'Undertow.' The original foursome of frontman Maynard James Keenan, drummer Danny Carey, guitarist Adam Jones and bassist Paul D'Amour caught the ears of many with something different than the status quo and in the process began a resurgence for heavy music. Our Readers Poll asks you which song from the groundbreaking album 'Undertow' is your favorite and turned you into a Tool fan forever.
Remember reading or watching 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' as a kid? What horrific atrocities wouldn't you commit to nab one of those golden tickets and take a tour of Willy Wonka's magical chocolate factory? Better yet, how many times did you open up a Hershey's bar pretending that a golden ticket may be inside? Well, that very fantasy is about to become a reality for five very lucky Tool fans who purchase the band's 21st anniversary edition of the 'Opiate' EP.
As of March 10, 2013, Tool's debut EP, 'Opiate,' is now old enough to legally drink in the United States. To commemorate the 21st anniversary of 'Opiate,' Tool are set to re-release the EP on March 26 with a limited-edition string of CDs along with new artwork from guitarist Adam Jones. In a new interview with Jones, the guitarist talks about writing and recording 'Opiate,' how the album holds up after all these years and, of course, when Tool will put out a new record.
As Maynard James Keenan and the rest of Puscifer prepare for the release of their new EP 'Donkey Punch the Night,' many fans are holding out hope for a 2013 release date for a new Tool album. While singer Maynard James Keenan recently insinuated there would be no new Tool album this year, he offers hope by stating in a new interview that he has been jamming on new material from both Tool and A Perfect Circle.
The 55th Annual Grammy Awards were held last night (Feb. 10), and it was business as usual for the famed awards show. Music's biggest names walked the carpet, while shiny golden gramophones were given out to rock artists such as the Black Keys, Halestorm and Trent Reznor + Atticus Ross. However, a sense of disarray resonated with various musicians, who took to Twitter in order to vent their disapproval of the Grammy Awards.
Tool are one of the most critically praised and fan-worshipped bands in the world. The experimental quartet are musically complex, influential and incredibly original with both their music and videos. To celebrate the band (and probably to encourage them to finish their fifth studio album), some of today's finest musicians, such as Tom Morello and Rob Trujillo, have praised the Los Angeles manipulators of sound.
Tool fans were disappointed to say the least when singer Maynard James Keenan announced that there would be no release from the band in 2013. The modern experimental legends have been working on a new album for some time, and drummer Danny Carey says, along with a bunch of other news, that a 2013 release is still planned.