The Elusive Tool Cover

News has come to hand in regards to the much speculated Tool cover that was supposed to be played on the recent tour.  Some readers let me know that On The Run by Pink Floyd was the cover played as a segue between songs.  Something I suspect Blair picked up on an encouraged in a recent newsletter.

However in a couple of new posts by Blair on the Toolarmy boards, it’s been confirmed that in fact no cover have been played, nor is it likely to be:

The band had planned on performing a new cover (as JUSTIN mentioned in an interview), even playing it at SOME of the rehearsals (which I mentioned), but then decided against it. Some band members wanted to play it, but one (maybe 2) didn’t (for personal reasons). Unless you’re stupid enough to think I decide the set list, what’s your problem? I simply posted what I was told: That there was going to be a new cover. They even rehearsed it, but when it came time for the tour, at least one band member had a change of heart (which, under the circumstances, I completely understand). Maybe they will perform it some day. Maybe not. Who knows?

Reading between the lines a little bit, it may seem as though certain members of the band rehearsed the cover, and then another member of the band vetoed it for one reason or another.

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gmann5003
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oh Maynard… you have become so veto-ey

thewisenoob
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thewisenoob

No cover was  played at the Cincinnati concert.

rodsharc
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rodsharc

[quote comment=””]No cover was  played at the Cincinnati concert.[/quote]

They played it the way it was described in the original post in dallas. played as a seque between songs. no big production. Just adam and danny jamming out between songs.

Thirdeyeopend
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Thirdeyeopend

could you atleast say what it would have been? i have been waiting to find out since i heard they would cover a song. eihter way this tour was better then the last, they kicked ass at all points west

ibex
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I read that they jammed both On the Run & Passage to Bangkok during the summer tour. Seriously, that’s bullshit. You don’t have to read very far into that to get the impression that Maynard is basically the one dictating what the rest of the band does and doesn’t get to do these days. Only a small fraction of their musical catalogue gets performed anymore. They didn’t switch the setlist up even once on this summer tour, which just reeks to me of cynicism for their fans who will show up to hear them regardless. The joke of it is… Read more »

unclejackson
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[quote comment=””]I hope I’m not just being a dick to Maynard without understanding the full circumstances, but it would be nice if he wasn’t such a stranger and just said why he doesn’t do this or that with the band, because its easy from where we stand to get the picture that he’s just being a diva about everything.[/quote]   The thing I like about Maynard is that he is very honest about his shortcomings. He has never claimed to be friendly, talented, or even a well suited personality for a frontman. I respect him for making the music I… Read more »

BellJH
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BellJH

Seriously what the hell. Not playing someone else’s song, for ‘personal reasons’? Having a ‘change of heart’ about playing the ONE song that would make this tour slightly different from all the other tours since 06?
If this is Maynard’s doing, he needs to grow up and stop being such a bitch about everything Tool-related, and realize that without Tool, he is worthless.

BellJH
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BellJH

Oh, I also love the fact that this exclusive news of how disappointing Tool are is reserved only for the paying customers of Toolarmy.

nkazoura
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For everyone who says the setlist hasnt changed since ’06, here’s a comparison (I was at the first and last show of the 10,000 days tour, so luckily I got to see a slightly different show, plus wings and right in two during the middle of the tour.) Coachella 2006: Stinkfist The Pot 46&2 Jambi Schism Eon Blue The Patient Sober Lateralus Vicarious  Aenema Most recent show, Lollapalooza: Jambi Sitnkfist 46&2 Rosetta Stoned Flood Aenema Lateralus Vicarious Other songs played during the 10,000 days tour – pushit, wings, right in two… I do agree though, that it has been the… Read more »

fortysixand2
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fortysixand2

yeah…hmmm.. i wonder who that ONE person was?? maynard is such a bitch…hes clearly in it only for the $$$$$$$

fodasse
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fodasse

You seem to be forgetting , that tool shows one of a kind ,a unique experience . They have toured the all world more than 3 times(average)… almost in all places . Giving the chance to people to appreciate their music and art . In many places they slightly change some songs. If you want to be demanding about it … go make the each song route to route and probably you will find out that the setlists are the same for everybody within all concerts in each country or place .  So i still dont understand why you complain/bitch/opinate… Read more »

cultiv8420
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cultiv8420

First of all, we aren’t even 100% sure it was Maynard to begin with.  Assuming it was Maynard who didn’t want to play the song for personal reasons, the post said “maybe 2 [members]” vetoed it.  So what if Danny didn’t want to play the song for personal reasons?  Would you all still be pissed?  If not, why?  If so, get a life/job.

48and2
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48and2

We can probably assume the members actually playing the teases were the guys who wanted to play the song. Ok let’s examine and over analyze the setlist situation some more. I’m sure many of you will give me shit for this, but keep in mind I’m certainly not trying to preach – however, I believe Maynard is. I’m pretty sure the intended cover was Passage to Bangkok (which glorifies and gratifies getting REALLY HIGH). H is long gone, even though that’s one of their easier and more fun songs to play. We will never hear Third Eye live again. They… Read more »

junior
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junior

Anyone who heard “On the Run” as a segue in-between songs was hearing things, or was a victim of wishful thinking.
“A Passage to Bangkok” made one appearance during the tour, and that was only as Adam playing the opening riff, much as he used to do before “Cold & Ugly” in years past. Nothing more.
The cover that they rehearsed before (and a few times during) the tour was neither of these songs, and none of the segues were based on the intended cover.

48and2
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48and2

[quote comment=””][quote comment=””]Anyone who heard “On the Run” as a segue in-between songs was hearing things, or was a victim of wishful thinking. “A Passage to Bangkok” made one appearance during the tour, and that was only as Adam playing the opening riff, much as he used to do before “Cold & Ugly” in years past. Nothing more. The cover that they rehearsed before (and a few times during) the tour was neither of these songs, and none of the segues were based on the intended cover.[/quote] Thanks for the clarification Junior.[/quote] Ah hell well I stand corrected. And I… Read more »

48and2
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48and2

And Hellboy, I didn’t mean anything at all negative by that final statement there. I just left it ambiguous, because I felt like my post was already too long and self indulgent. I agree with you on the parent/child issue more than I can express – that’s the main reason why I thought that up. I mean personal reasons for not playing the cover… just seemed like it must be something pretty deep to negate a song they had ready to go, rehearsed, and even essentially advertised multiple times by Blair on the site. So is Blair gonna get shitcanned… Read more »

s0me0nesmind1
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s0me0nesmind1

[quote comment=”35365″]made Rosetta a standard (which has a pretty harsh anti drug message – “shitting the bed” and all).[/quote]
Wait – what? Rosetta Stoned…Anti-Drug? Wow, might want to check your sources brolociraptor. I hardly doubt seeing aliens and having experiences to be anti-drug….or anywhere near it.

fortysixand2
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fortysixand2

im pretty sure ‘passage to bangkok’ was not the cover… adam has been teasing with that intro since 2002… possibly earlier

the_floyd
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the_floyd

did it ever occur to anyone that, because of the “change of heart” for “personal reasons”, the cover might have been a song from another band members other project(s)?
Another Peach cover, perhaps, that Justin decided against?
An APC/CAD/Texans/Puscifer cover, perhaps, that Maynard decided against?
A Pigmy Love Circus song?
Hell, it could have been Green Jello’s Three Little Pigs for all we fucking know…and the fact is we don’t know, so it’s all just speculation.
So, why get all jacked up and pissy about something that’s purely speculation on your part?  Seriously…find a new fucking hobby.

theplink
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theplink

Im not sure puscifer and your anti-drug theory work well together