Adam celebrates a big birthday this year as he hits the big 50. Hopefully birthday celebrations include writing some more tunes, and spending some quality time with his new family and friends.
To celebrate, Artist Direct have produced a list of Top 10 Adam Jones Leads. There’a few there I don’t necessarily agree with, but perhaps you guys do? Feel free to let us know in the comments.
Here he is with one of his buddies, Chet Zar:
Last night in Los Angeles Adam joined Palms (a super group featuring Deftones and Isis members) for their track Shortwave Radio:
Looks like a fun time was had by all!
Things are slow at the moment. Maybe even the calm before the storm. In order to help pass the time, Adam has posted a recent recording of him playing a new jam for Hooker with a Penis:
It’s not much, but it’s something right?
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!
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.
Update: It appears that they have all 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!
Congratulations to both Adam & Korin.