Maynard speaks with LA Weekly

Maynard speaks with LA Weekly

There’s a relatively new interview with Maynard James Keenan called The Grapes of Wrath: In Tool Veritas undertaken by Katherine Turman from LA Weekly. It’s a pretty interesting chat with Maynard actually, touching quite a bit on the writing process behind Tool‘s latest album Fear Inoculum: “Every song is from either my perspective or the perspective of an empath speaking for a friend or a group of people,” explains Keenan… Read More »Maynard speaks with LA Weekly
Tool 2019 US Tour posters announced

Tool 2019 US Tour posters announced

In good news for Tool poster aficionados, it appears that a range of artists will provide posters for the first Fear Inoculum tour, kicking off this weekend at Aftershock: TOOL TOUR PRINTS Artwork being an integral component of the Tool experience, for the 2019 Fall tour each event print will be unique. Following the band’s sonic, lyrical, and visual output, intersecting themes from the pneuma of the individual artists coalesque… Read More »Tool 2019 US Tour posters announced
Justin speaks to Bass Guitar

Justin speaks to Bass Guitar

In another excellent interview, Justin Chancellor talks about Tool with the UK edition of Bass Guitar magazine. He talks about the writing process, his use of various different basses and effects to achieve the sounds you hear on Fear Inoculum. Perhaps most interesting is discussion of a signature Crybaby wah pedal: I’m also developing a signature Crybaby wah pedal with Dunlop. It’s going to combine two different character wahs with… Read More »Justin speaks to Bass Guitar
Danny claims Tool have tons of material

Danny claims Tool have tons of material

Well known Tool optimist Danny Carey has claimed in a recent interview with Metal Hammer that the band have plenty of material ready for a new album, which I’m sure will be out sometime this decade: My hope is we get in and knock out another record. We have tons of material. It’s not going to take 12 years, or if it does, I’ll probably be so old I probably can’t pick… Read More »Danny claims Tool have tons of material
Groove Metal Radio

Groove Metal Radio

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A buddy of my from Toolnavy let me know that he’s been part of a recent podcast on FCC Free Radio which celebrates the release of Tool‘s Fear Inoculum. The cool thing about it is the giveaway, which I believe is some kind of unique tour related merch. Check it out if that kind of thing interests you: Tonight on METAL GROOVE RADIO we celebrate the long awaited TOOL release… Read More »Groove Metal Radio
Justin Chancellor on Striking A Chord

Justin Chancellor on Striking A Chord

There’s a ton of good Tool content out there at the moment, lots of which I’m yet to post here on Fourtheye. I’m slowly catching up but the one that has caught my eye this evening is Evan Ball speaking will Tool bassplayer Justin Chancellor on the new Striking A Chord podcast. It’s a pretty great interview, very open conversation with Justin as he takes us through the days pre-Tool,… Read More »Justin Chancellor on Striking A Chord
The second coming of Fear Inoculum

The second coming of Fear Inoculum

I was having a chat with one of my sources today (in this case a quite reliable one) who felt the urge to have me relay the following onto the rabid Tool fanbase out there: Don’t go spending hundreds on eBay chasing after a limited copy of Fear Inoculum – there are more being printed. No word on when this might be, but I’d expect relatively soon. If you’re like… Read More »The second coming of Fear Inoculum
ToolArmy Pre-Sale revealed

ToolArmy Pre-Sale revealed

In a disappointing, yet not entirely unexpected turn of events, Tool have revealed that the ToolArmy pre-sale for the upcoming North American tour will be VIP tickets only. Expected to be $500, these tickets feature a range of things which are cool and all, but you didn’t really need to spend $50 joining ToolArmy to receive. I’ve ranted about this disappointing state of affairs before. VIP tickets are a great… Read More »ToolArmy Pre-Sale revealed
Tool tour details and Toolarmy Pre-sale

Tool tour details and Toolarmy Pre-sale

Exciting news this morning with the North American Tool tour with Killing Joke is confirmed, and that a Toolarmy pre-sale seems to be happening. I can’t see any detail of this on the site just yet, but it mentions that September 4th is the on sale date. There should also be VIP packages available. DENVER, CO 10/15/19 DENVER, CO Pepsi Center https://www.altitudetickets.com/events/detail/tool SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH10/18/19 Salt Lake City, UT… Read More »Tool tour details and Toolarmy Pre-sale
Unconfirmed Tool Tour Dates appear

Unconfirmed Tool Tour Dates appear

Update: the tour has now been confirmed on Toolband (and other social media) I’ve noticed a few rumblings around the place of Tool tour dates the last couple of days, and a graphic has appeared on Reddit recently showing a list of dates across the US and Canada in October and November. Seeing Killing Joke as the support act is a pretty cool addition too! At this stage, I haven’t… Read More »Unconfirmed Tool Tour Dates appear