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Maynard James Keenan Donates Platinum Tool and A Perfect Circle Plaques for Tornado Relief

In response to the tornadoes that recently hit Oklahoma, Tool / A Perfect Circle / Puscifer singer Maynard James Keenan has reached out to help the state's Animal Resource Center. The center was damaged by the tornadoes, so to raise money for the Animal Resource Center's recovery, Keenan is auctioning off the platinum plaques he received for Tool's 'Undertow' and A Perfect Circle's 'Mer de Noms.'

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Tool’s ‘Lateralus’ Revamped Into Imaginative Guitar Percussion Cover

Tool fans, prepare to be impressed. One of the band's signature tracks, 'Lateralus,' which we recently named the greatest metal song of the 21st century, has been covered acoustically by musician Sambo Ray Jr. Putting your own spin on the complex 'Lateralus' is impressive enough, but Sambo doesn't only cover the part of Adam Jones, he brings the role of drummer Danny Carey into the mix.

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No. 12: Tool, ‘Undertow’ – Best Debut Metal Albums

Tool are practically their own genre, but the act based its debut album, 'Undertow,' heavily on progressive and gritty alt-metal.

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Tool Drummer Danny Carey to Release Album With New Project Volto!

With Maynard James Keenan balancing three bands, there is typically a lot of time between Tool albums, and drummer Danny Carey used some of that time to work in a new project called Volto! The group has spent time working on new music and will issue their debut disc 'Incitare' on July 23 via Fantasy/Concord Music Group.

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Tool’s Maynard James Keenan Pursues Interior Design – Moments That Nearly Destroyed Rock

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.

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Favorite Tool ’10,000 Days’ Song – Readers Poll

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.

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Tool Creating ‘Little Bits and Pieces’ of New Album

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.

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9-Year-Old Drummer Rocks Tool’s ‘Sober’ – Best of YouTube

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

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10 Best Tool Songs

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

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Favorite Song From Tool’s ‘Undertow’ Album – Readers Poll

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.

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