It’s been too long between posts! Today I have one of the best Tool thingos to be released lately, which is a rig rundown with bass player Justin Chancellor. Chris from Premier Guitar takes us on a tour of Justin’s entire stack with Justin and his tech Pete Lewis all adding their spin to the discussion. It’s 40 minutes of video no Tool fan will regret watching! Feature photo credit:… Read More »Justin Chancellor Rig Rundown
A little while back Revolver Magazine were touting a new issue featuring Tool on the cover. I believe physical copies of this magazine are available, but for those who don’t desire phyiscal things, the article in question is now available on the Revolver website. Titled TOOL’s Trip to Power the article features quotes from both Justin Chancellor and Danny Carey who talk up the experience of playing the Power Trip… Read More »Tool’s Trip to Power
It’s the final day of 2023, and once again I will present to you – the remaining readers of this almost outdated blog, my top 10 records! UK GRIM- Sleaford Mods UK GRIM by British electronic punks Sleaford Mods is an unusual choice for a #1 for me, but this record was easily my most listened to for 2023. This album serves as a gritty commentary on contemporary society, featuring… Read More »Hellboy’s Top 10 Records of 2023
Plenty of great Justin Chancellor interviews this month, coinciding with the Tool tour and the release of MTVoid‘s newest record. In this episode with The New Scene, just talks quite a bit about being on the road, how things went in his early days with Tool, the writing process of Fear Inoculum and the bands excitement to start working on new material. It’s a pretty great interview, and well worth… Read More »Justin speaks with The New Scene
The first leg of Tool‘s mammoth 2023 North American Winter Tour has wrapped up, and by all reports there were some great shows! This post is a little spoilery, so if you’re keen to avoid what’s in the setlist, the please turn back now! The stage setup didn’t appear to change significantly. For the most part is resembled the last tour, though they seem to have done away with the… Read More »Tool 2023 North American Tour Wrap Up
On the final shows of the 2023 North American tour, Tool were joined on stage during Jambi by Alex Lifeson from seminal prog band Rush. As well as jamming on one of the best Tool tracks, they also worked a bit of A Passage to Bangkok into the piece. Check it out via the Youtube vid below:
Great new interview where Justin Chancellor from Tool has a chat with Matt Pinfield from 95.5 KLOS. Highlights of the interview include some of his influences as a young bass player, Tool’s enthusiasm for touring, their desire to start songwriting following their 2024 dates as well as a plug for the new MTVoid record. It’s worth your time!
For fans of expensive Tool things, here’s the latest thing for you – the Adam Jones Flying V Collector’s Edition guitar! The blurb from Gibson says: An Out-of-This-World Limited Edition Flying V Gibson Custom Shop is the pinnacle of craftsmanship, quality, and sound excellence. Each instrument celebrates Gibson’s legacy through accuracy, authenticity, and attention to detail. Adam Jones, from multi-platinum selling and multiple Grammy Award® winning band Tool, is one… Read More »Adam Jones Flying V Collector’s Edition
As was promised a few days ago, Tool have announced their dates for Europe and the UK in 2024, a few being festivals, and others being stand alone gigs. Details and dates below: We’re returning to Europe and the UK next May and June for twelve headline shows, with support from @nightverses, and some festival appearances. Tickets for all headline shows go on-sale to the general public this Friday, November… Read More »Tool Europe and UK 2024 tour dates announced
Welcome news today that Tool are on the cusp of announcing further tour dates, this time for Europe and the UK. They’re encouraging you to send your dirty dollars at Toolarmy so that you can secure your prestigious VIP tickets at the appropriate time. Here are your orders: Tool Army cordially invites you to join us as we launch our upcoming European tour. Your membership entitles you to many insider… Read More »Tool Europe and UK dates coming soon!