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…
It appears Adam is a big fan of Clive Barker‘s work, and when Clive recently used Kickstarter to fund a new project of his, Adam was on hand to help out:
Adam is a collector of Clive’s work- and even better, an incredibly nice guy. He’s a rare blend of talent, brilliance, enthusiasm, and gentle insight, and hearing him talk about art reveals why his own success as an artist isn’t an accident.
Adam is a massive creative force himself, and in addition to his musical talents is a gifted artist in multiple mediums.
These tour posters were illustrated and designed by Adam, and to make them even more special they were autographed by all four band members.
And is if that wasn’t enough, Adam took some time yesterday to draw on each poster to make it something absolutely unique to this campaign to raise funds for archiving and sharing Clive’s inspirational artwork.
The four posters are available as single tiers on the Kickstarter project, each one having it’s own price starting at $700 with a special double poster going for $1500. At time of writing none of these have yet sold.
Adam posted a video on Instagram and Facebook this morning hinting at some kind of remix with King Buzzo:
King Buzz & jones remix while monitoring infrared oscillating robot cradle baby’ness #KingBuzzo #kingBuzz #BleedeR
It sounds like something Tool may have played around with between songs, and also has some ambient noise which may or may not be the sound of an audience. Is this part of the curveball? Some kind of Live DVD? Salival 2?
Adam posted an interesting video on Facebook today. It seems to show some form of 3D printing, and includes the caption “A hail stone storm ~ New Pre Production ~ thank you #Ultimaker3dPrinter“.
Not sure if this is in any way Tool related, but the video does seem to show the subject of the printing, and while it’s quite vague, it could well be the head of some type of figure. Perhaps Tool are looking at releasing some replica’s of character from their videos?
I guess we’ll have to wait and see if and when they get around to announcing this “curveball”…
According to a post on Facebook, Adam and Korin got married recently (presumably over the weekend) at a location in San Francisco. There aren’t really many details on the wedding, but here are a few photos taken by Travis Shinn (you’ll need a Facebook account to view those).
Adam posted a pic to Instagram earlier today that I didn’t think much of, but it turns out it is some kind of baby scan. Looks like Adam & Korin are expecting a baby on the 25th of December. Jesus Christ!
Looks like one of the pieces Adam shared recently on Instagram wasn’t for Tool, but for punk band Red Hare‘s album Nites of Midnight. I’ve never heard of Red Hare but they consist of Swiz members Jason Farrell (also of Bluetip and Retisonic), Shawn Brown (also of Dag Nasty and Jesus Eater), Dave Eight (Swiz and Bluetip), as well as Joe Gorelick (of Garden Variety, Retisonic, and Bluetip). Here’s a album:
The album should be available via Dischord on May 21.
A new interview with Adam Jones appeared on Spin today, in which he talked about the recording of Opiate, as well as the upcoming reissue:
What went through your mind when you listened to Opiate again?
A lot of things. I’m proud of what we did. We worked hard, and it’s this little photograph or postcard from that time. It’s like a time machine.
What songs stood out to you most?
The live tracks, “Cold and Ugly” and “Jerk-Off,” which we don’t play anymore. I kind of miss them. Something else that stood out were the themes of Opiate and the way all the songs lead to [the title track]. It’s more the feeling of the record that hit me. It’s hard to describe.
Hopefully we’ll have something other than Opiate to talk about soon!
A new photo Adam posted on Instagram today suggests that the Opiate reissue will be signed by all members of the band. Presumably all 5000.Edit: According to Danny on Children of Saturn today it appears 2000 are signed.
I bet their hands were so sore afterwards they couldn’t bring themselves to writing any new songs! Bastards!