Adam interviewed by Artist Direct

A new interview with Adam popped up today where he speaks with Rick Florino from Artist Direct.  He talks about his art, his involvement in the recent X-Files comic and the idea of there being a Tool movie:

If the Tool story were to be made into a movie, who would be the perfect director for it, other than yourself of course?
(Adam) Wow, if it was made for TV, it would probably be Roger Corman. If it was a feature movie, it would probably have to be that German director Rainer Werner Maria Fassbinder, and it’d have to be in German with subtitles [Laughs]. I’m being positive but my life in Tool is exactly like Spinal Tap meets a Shakespearian play.

So Spinal Tap meets Hamlet?
Exactly, but in a good way [Laughs]. I really love being in Tool. I love what we do and the result of everything. There’s a lot of dysfunction but, at the end of the day, it’s amazing.

Worth mentioning is that some of his art will be showing at the Alternative Press exhibition at the Merry Karnowsky Gallery in L.A, which opens on the 9th of July.  According to the interview the piece on display will be the sculpture used for the Peach cover.

Thanks to Sampson for the tip!

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elusivEuphoria
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elusivEuphoria

Does every interview with the band or one of its members HAVE to start off with an adjective bloated paragraph that puts them on this enormous pedestal?
 
Good interview, though. I love Adam’s enthusiasm.

badkittygothgirl
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I was going to say the same thing about Adam’s enthusiasm. It is refreshing to see at least one member of the band enthusiastic! At least he still loves being a part of TooL.

Shinji
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Does anyone know when the comics will be available ?

Whitehawk
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Whitehawk

wow, i thought the Peach cover’s skeleton was just a graphical stuff. (if that’s what you talk about)

nembutals
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nembutals

I’m a huge fan of Phil Hale’s artwork, got a few books of his stuff. Had no idea that Adam was into him too! My avatar is one of his oil paintings in fact…
Good interview!

smithersSOCAL
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[quote comment=”39038″]
I was going to say the same thing about Adam’s enthusiasm. It is refreshing to see at least one member of the band enthusiastic! At least he still loves being a part of TooL.
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In t00l lore.   I thought it was adam who wrote the tunes.      if this is true, could we assume that the lack of new material is mostly adams fault?
he didnt look all that enthusiastic at red rocks night 1.
whereas Justin, MJK, and Danny were going off.
just wonderin’…

elusivEuphoria
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elusivEuphoria

They’ve always said, and i’ve always believed that everything Tool is a 4 way equal contribution as far as music is concerned. Nothing that is brought to the table by any one of them isn’t dissected by the other 3. So as hellboy said, it’s not fair to single anyone of them out. Besides they’ve repeated themselves over and over in saying, they like the long breaks between records because it allows them to go off and learn new things, have new experiences and grow a little bit. That way, the meeting in the middle that is Tool, will be… Read more »

Pgrantham
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I love this part. So true…   “Right! That’s why I think it’s so important that children take art and music classes early on because it really develops a three-dimensional manner of thinking. When they get to algebra, it starts taking form instead of just going, “Okay, I’ll study this, but I don’t get it.” Then you instantly forget it. You have to have that three-dimensional thinking. There’s something harmonic to how we learn, what we take in, what we have to know, what we’re passionate about and all of that stuff. I guess it’s along that same concept of… Read more »

smithersSOCAL
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[quote comment=”39048″] [quote comment=””]I thought it was adam who wrote the tunes.      if this is true, could we assume that the lack of new material is mostly adams fault? he didnt look all that enthusiastic at red rocks night 1. whereas Justin, MJK, and Danny were going off. just wonderin’…  [/quote] That’s probably a little harsh.  No doubt as guitar player Adam has a significant input into the music created by the band, but to single out a particular member when we don’t know the whole story is not quite right.  Sure Adam was away doing stuff during the break,… Read more »

24lateralus
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24lateralus

I thought it was adam who wrote the tunes.

Ha, what?

lachrymologist
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Anybody find a website selling these comics yet? It says July 14th is release date.

royal
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royal

[quote comment=””] Anybody find a website selling these comics yet? It says July 14th is release date. [/quote]   out of the 25 shows ive seen adam has never rocked out persay or showed much enthusiasm. cracked a smile a few times and laughed but that is it. justin on the other hand is awesome, he is lovin life.   also incase anyone reads this thread anymore, i talked to danny after sactown show and he said him and adam and justin have been writing alot, and are doing the tour to break away from writing for a moment and… Read more »

Naattik
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royal – 52 minutes ago  »  in case anyone reads this thread anymore, i talked to danny after sactown show and he said him and adam and justin have been writing alot, and are doing the tour to break away from writing for a moment and then go back.   made me happy to hear that. That makes me happy, too. I think it could have a very positive impact on the new material. Really glad they chose to do it this way, that Maynard was willing (with all the shit he’s juggling), and that I got to see two… Read more »

royal
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royal

[quote comment=””] royal – 52 minutes ago » in case anyone reads this thread anymore, i talked to danny after sactown show and he said him and adam and justin have been writing alot, and are doing the tour to break away from writing for a moment and then go back.   made me happy to hear that. That makes me happy, too. I think it could have a very positive impact on the new material. Really glad they chose to do it this way, that Maynard was willing (with all the shit he’s juggling), and that I got to… Read more »

badkittygothgirl
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royal – 3 hours ago  »  royal – 52 minutes ago » in case anyone reads this thread anymore, i talked to danny after sactown show and he said him and adam and justin have been writing alot, and are doing the tour to break away from writing for a moment and then go back.   made me happy to hear that. That makes me happy, too. I think it could have a very positive impact on the new material. Really glad they chose to do it this way, that Maynard was willing (with all the shit he’s juggling), and… Read more »

royal
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royal

met justin and jello after the SF show. danny and rynne after sactown. i have met them all minus maynard a handfull of times. always great to chat and make convo. danny said his favorite place to play is australia. we asked him when they are playin the pyramids in egypt, he laughed. big joke betweeen me and my 2 friends that they will play there in dec 2012….. just hang out after the shows, usually they are more then willing to chat and sign stuff.