Tool Army need your help

An email came out today from Toolarmy (I didn’t seem to get a copy, despite being a member), asking for help in locating some specific pieces of Tool art.  If you have any thing listed below in your collection, then please check out the website mentioned and submit it.

Dear Tool Army,

The band would greatly appreciate a little help. We are looking for samples of advertisements that contain certain artwork that were used in advertising Tool shows and merchandising. Specifically, we are looking for flyers, posters, magazine ads, newspaper ads, etc., that advertise Tool and contain any of the following artwork. – Tool Wrench
– The eye from the cover of Aenima
– The picture of the white box on the back of Aenima
– The Opiate Priest that appears on the cover of the Opiate
– The Stinkfist characters
– The Prison Sex characters
– Novus Opiate Seclorum
– Medicine Man
– Infiniteeth
If you have anything like this, please scan and send the picture of the whole ad to us athttp://www.pure-eng.com/~toolemail/. If you know when and where the ad was posted – that’s even better.
Visit Our Website Thanks for your support!

Feel free to speculate on what this is really about below!  Thanks to funguy for the tip!

Update: There is some speculation that this may be a scam.  I don’t think it is, but have sent an email to Alan Jones  (Adam’s brother, and Tool’s attorney mentioned in the email) for a comment.  In the meantime, if you’re especially protective of your email address, don’t submit anything.

Update 2: It’s not a scam

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nednarb
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lawsuit with cam?

ScottSherrod
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ScottSherrod

Cam is a real nice guy, I don’t see why it went to suing.  A real bummer for me cause Tool is in my top five favorite bands and Cam is in my top five favorite artist.  I hope it settles peacefully and fair.

Pretty sure its about the lawsuit though cause that all works by Cam.

Pgrantham
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Pgrantham

A. Jones isn’t Adam Jones.
Also, that’s one fishy looking website.
How do they have access to the Tool Army member’s email address?
Ever since TA has been down and rumors from Blair about someone hijacking the site have been floating around, I’ve been a little paranoid. I’m sorry, but that website/letter does not give enough information.
If someone can correct me then that’d be great.

Pgrantham
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Pgrantham

OK, I didn’t know that little fact. I thought it was a lame attempt at impersonation. LOL

ScottSherrod
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ScottSherrod

I got an email and I’m not a member

funguy
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funguy

Hey, come to think of it, was there any chance of that our previous purchases were obtained by the hijacker, or was that already addressed? I know the boards were horribly fucked, but I can’t remember if TA stores CC data. I recall they charged a card of mine that had been inactive for quite some time, so it’s very possible.
Inquiring minds I guess. 😉

funguy
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funguy

[quote comment=””] [quote comment=””]Hey, come to think of it, was there any chance of that our previous purchases were obtained by the hijacker, or was that already addressed? I know the boards were horribly fucked, but I can’t remember if TA stores CC data. I recall they charged a card of mine that had been inactive for quite some time, so it’s very possible. Inquiring minds I guess. ;)[/quote] I hope not.  It sounds somewhat legitimate to me.  Wierd that pure-eng.com is an engineering company. With Tool’s attorney listed on the email, I expect he will comment, and/or get the… Read more »

teshla314
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teshla314

Did not get the email. Took a quick look into the website that was linked. Makes no sense to me why this request would be made.

Hate to say this, and anyone can call me paranoid, but trust no one.

BellJH
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BellJH

I don’t see how this has anything to do with a lawsuit… who would be sueing who and why would they want to??

Sturmsturm
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Sturmsturm

I’d recommend you remove the link to his website (and probably the whole post.)  The address for the website looked suspicious so I googled “rs6.net” and found that it’s a known bulkmailer website.
http://spamnation.info/go/domain/rs6.net
My guess would be that they’re asking people to send in scans so they can get a hold of some email addresses.

fortysixand2
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fortysixand2

i didnt get an email either and im a member of toolarmy. until i get something official im not sending shit.

Fleabird
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Fleabird

Alan E. Jones, Attorney at Law, P.C.
203 West Greenwood Avenue
Waukegan, Illinois 60087

phone  847 336 3900
fax       847 336 3908
cell        847 602 3547

Someone call him…

TAoutsider
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TAoutsider

Fleabird – 1 hour ago  » 
Alan E. Jones, Attorney at Law, P.C.
203 West Greenwood Avenue
Waukegan, Illinois 60087
phone  847 336 3900
fax       847 336 3908
cell        847 602 3547
Someone call him…

how about we all call him LOL. you got a home # as well ?

Naattik
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This is most likely legitimate, as the page directly references SLANT, which does represent Tool. Just follow the chain…

“Copyright 2010 Slant Mgmt. — All rights reserved”

http://www.electronform.com/slant/management.html
http://www.electronform.com/slant/links.html
http://www.attorneyalanjones.com/
aejones@ameritech.net

By the way, I didn’t get the email either. They probably don’t have a complete member list, or they broke it up and we’ll get it eventually. Another possibility is that they are using a different source, as at least one non-TA person noted they DID receive an email. Anyway, I’m interested to know the background, but I have none of what they’re looking for personally.

Shinji
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[quote comment=”36908″]lawsuit with cam?[/quote]
It’s in order to think that, but there’s an error as “Medicine Man” wasn’t made by Cam.

Fleabird
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Fleabird

Some TA members receive emails from the site and some don’t.  Based on my experience, the varience is a result of when the member joined:  earlier membership = emails

MystaRabbit
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MystaRabbit

[quote comment=””]Some TA members receive emails from the site and some don’t.  Based on my experience, the varience is a result of when the member joined:  earlier membership = emails[/quote] I joined Feb. ’07 and I did get that email, so I don’t believe when one joined has anything to do with whom received it or not. ScottSherrod, have you ever purchased anything from toolband.com? That could be why they have your email address. I agree with Kittaan though. I think most people will eventually receive that email. However…I’m not holding my breath, with regards to it’s legitimacy, until Junior… Read more »

Agenda
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Agenda

I am a ToolArmy member (joined in 05) and I did not receive the email.

Fleabird
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Fleabird

ok.   Back to the drawing board.

petemasterpete
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Shinji – 26 minutes ago  » 
<blockquote cite=”http://www.fourtheye.net/2010/03/tool-army-need-your-help/#comment-36908″>
lawsuit with cam?

It’s in order to think that, but there’s an error as “Medicine Man” wasn’t made by Cam.

Strictly based on Hellboy’s recent clarification, it doesn’t appear that any of what they’re looking for was Cam art work. Pretty sure all of the video characters, etc. were created by Adam, which leads me to believe they’re somehow attempting to prove that they are as much involved in the art and direction of the band’s identity and identifying insignia as Cam’s art was… or something similar, maybe?

badkittygothgirl
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*sniff* I feel so left out for not getting an email. Don’t they know I’m OGT???

petemasterpete
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badkittygothgirl – 1 hour ago  » 
*sniff* I feel so left out for not getting an email. Don’t they know I’m OGT???

nipple rings too?! ME-OW

iamperplexed
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iamperplexed

i received the email but didn’t click any links, fearing it was a scam.  my immediate assumption was that the band was going after counterfeit merch.

badkittygothgirl
Member

actually…

st1nkf1st
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st1nkf1st

@ BKGG…… LOL!!!

junior
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junior

[quote comment=””]

how about we all call him LOL. you got a home # as well ?

[/quote]
Please don’t.

TAoutsider
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TAoutsider

junior – 7 hours ago  » 

<blockquote cite=”http://www.fourtheye.net/2010/03/tool-army-need-your-help/#comment-“>
how about we all call him LOL. you got a home # as well ?

Please don’t.
no worries i have no desire to. i’ll be looking for you tomm. to get that set list 😉

LiftAnEye
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LiftAnEye

I got the email on the 25th and was curious if it was a scam. It looked official enough but you cant be too sure since TOOL ARMY was “hacked” in some sort of way. Anyways glad to see that is legit. If anybody wants it forwarded to them let me know.

funguy
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funguy

I’m thinking that maybe, possibly, somehow this may have to do with a DVD of some sort.
 
Just sayin’.