A new video came across my desk this morning – Red, White and Black by punk band OFF! The video features cameos from Danny Carey, as well as Dale Crover (Melvins) and David Yow (The Jesus Lizard) and possibly a few others. Check it out:
The Egyptian Theatre in LA will be hosting a special screening of The Exorcist on Tuesday May 6th which will feature a discussion of the film with Maynard and director William Friedkin:
The Modern School of Film’s FILM: MASTERS series screens movies hand-picked by renown cultural figures, followed by in-depth discussions with them.
A favorite film of Maynard Keenan from the band Tool, who joins us for a discussion following the screening with William Friedkin, moderated by Modern School of Film founder Robert Milazzo.
1973, Warner Brothers, 121 min, Dir: William Friedkin
Friedkin adapted William Peter Blatty’s bone-chilling best-seller into the classic American horror film in which Catholic priests Jason Miller and Max von Sydow go head-to-head with the unholy one, inhabiting the body of young Linda Blair. “I auditioned 500 girls and went with Linda because I felt she was the most intelligent, most pulled-together youngster I had ever met.” – Friedkin. With Ellen Burstyn.
Special Ticket Prices: $10 Member, $12 Student/Senior and $15 General. No vouchers accepted for this or any other specially-priced program.
It’s a cool movie, so sounds like a pretty good night out. Grab your tickets here.
Now that the tour has wound up, it seems that excess Tool tour posters are now available online via the Toolband shop (not the Toolarmy one!). Posters include San Diego, Fresno and the two San Francisco shows. You can also still grab posters from Brisbane and Florida on previous tours as well. No word on whether or not further show posters will be made available.
Here’s my pick of the bunch, the one from Fresno:
Speaking of posters Fourtheye Subscriber Tim managed to score a free copy of the San Francisco show courtesy of the most recent subscriber giveaway.
Former Tool bass player Paul D’Amour released his the first album from his band Lesser Key on April 1 on Sumerian Records. You can stream the whole album officially via Youtube, and if and when you’re ready, buy the thing via Amazon.
“Freedom is a double-edged sword…we are inspired to create from the ugly as well as the beautiful.” The Los Angeles based rock group, LESSER KEY represents an exploration into personal and artistic freedom. The group consists of Andrew Zamudio, Brett Fanger, Justin Hanson and Paul D’Amour (founding Tool bassist)
For the video of their debut single, “Intercession,” the band collaborated with director Brian Butler who they first met at his performance of “The Bartzabel Working” (Butler, Kenneth Anger and James Franco’s adaptation of an Aleister Crowley ritual)
The group recently finished their debut EP with producer Sylvia Massy (System of a Down, Tool, Johnny Cash) seeing a street date on April 1st 2014 through Sumerian Records.
Sumerian Founder Ash Avildsen states:
“Lesser Key’s songwriting and passion for their craft immediately mesmerized me upon discovering them. Rock music needs a band like this right now: a hypnotic candle amidst neon lights.”
LESSER KEY added:
“It is exciting working with a label like Sumerian because they are willing to try new things. Most of the bands they choose to work with usually have a different flavor or progressive element to them that’s not typical of other bands. We are excited to add to the diversity of the roster with our artistry and music.”
Official Merch: http://bit.ly/1bTlnKZ
Here’s the track Intercession:
It’s time again for another Fourtheye Subscribers Giveaway, this time around we have a couple of prizes. First up is a tour poster from the recent US tour courtesy of the infamous Kanaduh. I believe it’s from the second San Fransisco show. It’s an unsigned copy just in case you’re wondering. Second prize is a copy of the Tool Revolver issue.
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- Gold subscribers will receive three entries.
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The Tool March 2013 newsletter has just been released on Toolband, and seems relatively fool free for now, unless of course you count the mention of the curveball. Maybe one day we’ll hear some solid news about it! Here’s Blair’s thoughts on the San Francisco show:
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
It should go without saying that I attended the San Francisco show. Here are some notes: Best hotel with psychedelic furnishings (Alice in Wonderland meets the Jetsons cartoon décor)? The Best Western Plus Americana on Mission and 7th. Best place to get a burrito? La Taqueria on Mission and 25th. Best place to see a homeless person lying in a puddle of urine with a laptop computer on their sleeping bag? On Mission Street walking to get a burrito. Best place to view a termite’s anatomy whist on ‘shrooms? The Exploratorium Museum of Science, Art, and Human Perception at Pier 15/17. Best place to watch the five-alarm Mission Bay fire while sipping a $7.00 Budweiser? The View Lounge atop the Marriott Marquis. Best place to meet up with Danny and Adam to have some cocktails on the night before the first Tool show in S.F.? The Lounge in the Ritz Carlton on Nob Hill. Best place to puff on a thin cigar? Maybe at the charred remains of the apartment building under construction in Mission Bay, but probably NO WHERE in S.F., where even the homeless lying in their puddles of urine complained about the smoke. Best place to watch the Tool show? Standing by Junior at the Front of House… until some members of Metallica (?) came and stood right in front of me. Best place to get some sleep right after the first Tool show in S.F after having earlier walked from Mission and 7th to Mission and 25th to eat a burrito at 57 years of age? The comfortable bed at the Best Western Plus Americana (though there is a separate tax for comfort in S.F. and the nearby street people make noises like beshroomed mating hyenas until the wee hours).
Could it be that Metallica were there to help in some way with Between Supposed Brothers?
In a Fourtheye exclusioove I can reveal this morning that the curve ball so frequently referred to on Toolband is an in house documentary of the band titled Between Supposed Brothers. Here’s the press release:
Tool are forced to examine their nature and their very existence as drummer Danny Carey is injured during a freak dog accident and singer Maynard James Keenan abruptly leaves the group to enter a rehabilitation facility due to alcohol abuse. Tool’s management hires “performance-enhancing coach” and lachrymologist Ronald P. Vincent to help the group better understand one another as friends, band mates and human beings. The documentary follows the band in the time following the 10,000 Days tour and covers the many personal and professional ups and downs related to the writing process of their new album.
Former Tool bassist Paul D’Amour appears briefly in a scene in which, as part of Adam Jones‘ therapy, he confronts the bass player regarding the decision to fire him early in the band’s career for his excessive anger. The two had not had any personal contact for many years and D’Amour speaks frankly about his resentment stemming from his dismissal without the opportunity to redeem himself with an alcoholism treatment program. D’Amour also speaks of how, despite achieving success with his own group, Feersum Endjinn, he still endures ridicule from Tool fans, which has diminished the enjoyment of his own success.
The movie also contains exclusive never seen before footage of the auditions to replace former bass player Paul D’Amour. Auditions include Scott Reeder (Kyuss), Jeordie White (Marilyn Manson), Robert Trujillo (Suicidal Tendencies), Duff Mackagan (Guns N Roses), Kathi Wilcox (Bikini Kill) as well as eventual Tool member Justin Chancellor. In one scene, an apparently impressed Carey states that “he fucks the shit outta that bass”.
Exhaustive songwriting sessions are also covered, with no holds barred discussion as the band tear apart every riff presented for the new album, including one extraordinary session where Justin calls Adam a “fucking cunt” 46 times. It also reveals that the band lost a whole albums worth of material during a fire in the Loft.
Also to be released with the movie in an exclusive Live DVD. Adam talks about the contents:
“We discussed many times whether or not the band should release a live DVD. After several aborted attempts we finally found the formula that would work for the band. Rather than your typical canned live concert, we decided to release a unique introspection of our of our finest works: Schism. The live DVD will contain no less that 30 recordings of this in full 4k HD with 7.1 surround sound – it’s really something to behold and a release we’re really proud of!”
Details on the release date aren’t official, but I expect to see this on the shelves before the end of June.
Found in a toilet at the recent show in Houston was a CD claiming to be from an Adam Jones and King Buzzo project called Bleeder. It seems to be related to the Instagram video Adam posted back in February.
Here’s what is published on the Tool Army Members Facebook page (thanks to Kat for the tip):
This little gem was found in a bathroom at Toyota Centre Houston at the Tool concert.
The ‘Y’ Incision’, part of the Cal McDonald series, is experimenting with an audio accompaniment to enhance the reading experience. Jones will be composing and producing, whilst it’s up to Buzzo to perform the musical segments. Bloody Pulp Books are publishing the effort.
It comes with a photo of the CD as well:
And a clip of the track can be found on Youtube:
It was King Buzzo’s 50th birthday on the 25th of March, so could be a birthday present of sorts…
Kanaduh has delivered more love for us, this time in the form or a recording of the recent San Francisco Adam Jones VIP Q&A session. For your enjoyment:
Update: Clip has been removed at the bands request.
Note that due to Nine Inch Nails and Queens Of The Stone Age commitments I haven’t listened to this yet!
One of our Fourtheye (and Toolnavy) regulars Kanaduh managed to smuggle a recording device into a recent Tool sound check, and he managed to capture the band jamming something a little new, as well as a few older classics. Enjoy!
(Needless to say it’s a little spoilerish if you haven’t already heard them this tour)
Update: Clip has been removed at the bands request.