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.
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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.
An unidentified member of Tool recently suffered serious injuries after crashing his Vespa scooter along icy roads. The accident left the musician with several broken ribs and a dislocated shoulder, thus pushing back jamming and writing sessions meant for Tool's massively anticipated fifth full-length album.
Congratulations to Tool guitarist Adam Jones for becoming engaged to his girlfriend Korin! When one thinks of the most romantic ways to propose, the minds of some drift to fancy restaurants, long walks on the beach or during an intimate family get-together, but not Adam Jones. The guitarist and filmmaker arranged a unique proposal from ringside at the WWE Royal Rumble event.
Tool founding member and sole guitarist Adam Jones has received a tremendous amount of praise for his musical work, but the talent of the guitarist ventures far past the auditory. Adam Jones is also an accomplished animator, makeup artist and set designer, having worked on major flicks such as 'Jurassic Park,' 'Terminator 2' and 'A Nightmare on Elm Street 4 + 5' among others.
Keep salivating, Tool fans, because we've got another update on the band's upcoming fifth studio album. In a recent post on Tool's official website, an in-depth statement has been released, revealing that the psychotropic four-piece are possibly "more than halfway" finished with the writing process.
Prolific musical mastermind and fresh-faced feature columnist Maynard James Keenan has just posted the latest installment of his Phoenix New Times bi-weekly blog. Keenan seems to be given a great deal of freedom when it comes to the subjects he chooses to cover for his column, and in this edition, the musician addresses his reputation for being a notoriously difficult interview.
Ozzfest may leave quite an impression on Japan next year. The longtime hard rock and metal festival turned a few heads earlier this year when it was announced that Slipknot and Black Sabbath would headline the two-night destination festival in Japan. Now comes word that four more heavy hitters have signed on to play.