There are many rockers who move to California to get discovered, but Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan was more intrigued with pursuing a career in interior design and set decoration upon arriving in Los Angeles. The future frontman attended the Kendall College of Art and Design and took odd jobs like providing feng shui for a pet store.
On May 2, 2006, Tool's fourth studio album, '10,000 Days' arrived in stores in the U.S. (It was released a week earlier in Europe). The group, who had already established themselves in the rock community, sent fans into a frenzy with their first release in five years. This Readers Poll asks you, the Tool fans, to tell us which song off of the '10,000 Days' album is your favorite.
We know … patience is a difficult virtue to put into action when it comes to the subject of Tool's next album. Tool followers haven't been gifted with new material since the band unleashed '10,000 Days' in 2006, but fans remain hopeful that 2013 will host the release of a new Tool record. During a recent interview with a New Zealand publication, drummer Danny Carey and vocalist Maynard James Keenan spoke about the progress of the new album and Tool's songwriting process.
Look out Danny Carey! Tool's 'Sober' is a pummeling track by nature, but did you ever think you'd see a kid power through this classic? Youngster Houston was just 9-years-old when this video was shot. It was posted in 2011 and has already received just shy of 61,000 YouTube hits. Houston's fathe
Tool are one of heavy metal's most eclectic and original bands, and their best songs reflect their musical ingenuity. In fact, their discography is among the hardest to narrow down to 10 individual songs, as they are more admired for their music as it's presented on their overall albums. Whether it be the haunting vocals of Mayna
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.