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Tool January Newsletter

Blair released the Tool January Newletter today, despite the fact it’s February.  It talks about, and includes a picture of a bug found in a readers Vicarious DVD, and includes a vision, which may or may not mean something.  Not sure what to make of it, but the reference to various Toolarmy Ranks and so on could have some meaning.  Change coming to the website soon perhaps?

There’s also a picture of Danny at the recent NBA All-Stars game.  Looks like he could only get a seat in the nosebleed section!

December Tool Newsletter

Blair released the December Newsletter on Toolband today, and surprisingly it’s somewhat on topic.  For those who can’t be bothered reading it:

  • Nothing happening on the Tool front at the moment, but song writing will probably commence once the holiday season is over (with presumably Maynard joining them after the Puscifer shows).  Also, no decision has been made as to whether or not they might tour in 2009.  Personally, I couldn’t see a tour happening until after an album release.
  • The Tool websites (including Danny‘s) will most likely get an overhaul in 09.  Personally, I’ve speculated that a Toolarmy overhaul could be the “big thing” mentioned.
  • At least one member of Tool will be on the new Isis record, which is being recorded by Joe Baressi.

Also up on Toolband is a pic of Adam and Danny hanging with Mike Patton at a basketball game.  More photo’s can be found on Toolarmy for members.

Salival DVD’s

Blair posted an update for Toolarmy members desperate for the signed Salival DVD‘s today, mentioning that it’s unlikely to go on the market until after 3:00PM LA time, and that “MERCH” loves Italian, and will probably take the budget right down to the last penny. I take that to mean that he’s not planning to take our budgets to their last penny, more that it’ll be similar to the original price of the item (somewhere in the area of US$50 from memory).

For anyone trying to get a copy – good luck, I’d expect the web site to be extremely busy around that time, so be patient.  If you/re not serious about buying the merch at all, I’d suggest avoiding the site altogether. Personally I’d like one, but will be out at a Xmas part today, so probabyl won’t be around when the goods hit the store.  If anyone wants to buy me one for Xmas the feel free!

Signed Salival DVD’s on Sale Soon!

A Toolarmy Exclusive post today from Blair revealed that a hidden stash of Salival DVD‘s has been found in the Tool warehouse, and that 33 of these have been signed by the band recently and will be sold to Toolarmy members this Xmas.  These DVD’s (price unknown at the moment) will go on sale in the Toolarmy Bazaar sometime this Friday.

According to Blair’s description:

unlike the earlier ones, this time each DVD was individually SIGNED BY ALL FOUR BAND MEMBERS (with Adam also providing some original art ‘doodles’ on many of the cases).

Also:

“no”, this is not “the big thing.”

Apparently pictures, pricing and shipping details will be posted soon.

November Newsletter

Blair posted a one paragraph November Newsletter on Toolband/Army today, letting us know that Camella and Rynne have been on a Great White Shark Adventure and included a picture.  He also mentioned to be thankful that Adam and Danny weren’t there.  Perhaps they were busy doing something else…

October Newsletter

Blair has posted the October/Halloween Tool Newsletter, which mainly outlines his and Danny‘s trip to the Guitar Hero World Tour party in LA.  A somewhat interesting read, but I’m sure most Tool finds will find the following statement much more interesting:

Oh, one more thing: “No”, GHWT wasn’t “the big thing” (your words) alluded to in earlier posts. I believe that’s still a go. In the meantime, keep on rocking in the irised spotlight!..

Slow News Week

Not much has happened this week, so here’s a few  Tool and non-Tool related items I noticed going on.

The Puscifer store is either open, or opening very soon Jerome Arizona according to a post from Blair on Toolband.  Not doubt most of the merchandise available from the Puscifer online store can also be had there.

Daily Grail are having a donation drive at the moment, and are offering a few prizes including a print of Maynard’s Sieben artwork.  Some of you will remember that these prints have been available on Toolarmy in the past, and I imagine there’s not many left, since they’re no longer available for purchase.  Make a donation a Daily Grail to be in the running.

The Big Day Out festival lineup was announced during the week, with what I think is a pretty uninspiring lineup.  Highlights include Neil Young, Arctic Monkeys, Cog, The Prodigy and more.  I think I’ll give it a miss this year and see Nine Inch Nails at Soundwave.

Tool Newsletter, Wine Signings

The Augustember edition of the Tool newsletter is now out on Toolband/Army, and as promised it largely talks about Danny & Blair’s recent trip to Maynard’s Vineyard. A somewhat interesting read but don’t expect much Tool insight.

There’s also some more information regarding Maynard’s upcoming Wine Signing Sessions at Whole Foods Markets about the place:

“Vineyard owners Maynard James Keenan and Eric Glomski kick off signings of 2007 Arizona Stronghold “Tazi,” “Mangus,” and “Nachise” beginning Sept. 16 in Pasadena.”

“Cornville, Ariz., Aug. 7 – Arizona Stronghold Vineyard vintners Maynard James Keenan (Caduceus Cellars/Merkin Vineyards owner and front man for Tool and Puscifer) and Eric Glomski (Page Springs Cellars) will host, in conjunction with Whole Foods Market, a series of bottle signings beginning Sept. 16 in Pasadena, Calif. The pair will be signing bottles of the debut 2007ASV releases as well as the 2006 Merkin Vineyards Chupacabra, and a handful of Keenan’s Caduceus wines.”

Dates and locations for the signings are:

September 17 4:30 – 7:30 pm Venice, CA (225 Lincoln Blvd at Rose)
October 21 2- 5 pm Tustin, CA
(Jamboree and Barranca Pkway at the Districtat Tustin Legacy)
22 9 am – 12 pm West Los Angeles, CA (11666 National Blvd. at Barrington)
November 4 4:30 – 7:30 pm Henderson/Las Vegas, NV (100 S. Green Valley Pkwy)
6 2 – 5 pm San Diego, CA (8825 Villa La Jolla Dr. at Nobel)
December 2 9 am – 12 pm Fairfax/Los Angeles, CA (6350 W. 3rd St. at Fairfax)
3 4:30 – 7:30 pm El Segundo, CA (760 S. Sepulveda Blvd. at Rosecrans)
9 4:30 – 7:30 pm Las Vegas, NV (6689 Las Vegas Blvd. S. at Sunset Rd.
in Town Square Las Vegas)
10 4:30 – 7:30 pm Chandler, AZ (2955 W. Ray Rd. at the 101)
11 4:30 – 7:30 pm Scottsdale, AZ 7111 E. Mayo Blvd. at Scottsdale Blvd.
15 4:30 – 7:30 pm Scottsdale, AZ (8688 E. Raintree Dr. at the 101)

About Arizona Stronghold Vineyards

“ASV lies at the eastern edge of Sulfur Springs Valley, in Cochise County (alongside the Wilcox Playa) in a small, unincorporated area known as the Kansas Settlement. The vineyard site is 80 acres with 66 acres currently under vine. Co-owned by Eric Glomski (Page Springs Cellars) and Maynard James Keenan (Caduceus Cellars/Merkin Vineyards), ASV’s mission is to present affordable top quality Arizona wine made by passionate Arizona based winemakers. Keenan says of the vineyard, “One of our many goals here in Arizona is to establish a cornerstone around which locally owned and operated, sustainable and organic industries can thrive.”

Snippets

A couple of things have passed my desk today.

Firstly there are a couple of new articles up on Toolband, on talking about Blair and Danny‘s trip to Maynard‘s vineyard.  Apparently this will be the covered in more detail in the next newsletter.  Blair also tells the tale of Danny losing $400 in a ATM recently after being asked for an autograph.  Oh the stories we hear when there is no real Tool news!

Secondly SOTRAB tells me that Danny‘s website will be updated soon, and mentions that “it is all in 3d and is absolutely amazing…. the fans are going to love it!”.  No idea this will happen but apparently soon….

Finally a new Notes from the Crew post on Toolarmy has been made, this time referring to work being done, snow thawing in May in Vermont and other stuff such as “Junior and I did a lot of hard, brutal work this summer for a band that for matters related to confidentiality contracts will go un-named at this time.”  What this all means I don’t know, but some people have been speculating that some kind of Tool video is being made, possibly for Rosetta Stoned. All will be revealed in time I guess…

Toolband Updates

A couple of Toolband updates came out this morning….

Firstly Volto! (featuring Danny) are playing on the 21st of August at the Baked Potato.  Check them out if you’re in LA.

Secondly Blair posted a somewhat cryptic message accompanied by a picture of a smashed laptop courtesy of Maynard.  Despite the message to not speculate, I’ve been wondering for some time if the Tool website, and or Toolarmy are due for an update.  Perhaps the smashed PC is a hidden message.

Or maybe Maynard just got a really bad virus infection….

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