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Tool too manly for Lilith Fair

An excellent article called An Oral History of the First Lollapalooza arrived in my inbox today, and while reading it I stumbled across this interesting quote from Lollapalooza co-founder and former Tool manager Ted Gardner:

GARDNER: It wasn’t like, "It’s a girl band, so put them on." A lot of people threw that accusation around. When I was managing Tool, I rang the agent for Lilith Fair and submitted Tool, and they said, "No, it’s all women." And I said, "Well, isn’t that sexist?"

The article isn’t really about Tool at all, but is quite interesting none the less, and features a range of quotes from the artists involved in the first Lollapalooza tour including Henry Rollins (Rollins Band), Richard Patrick (NIN/Filter), Vernon Reid (Living Colour), Perry Farrell (Janes Addiction), Gibby Haynes (Butthole Surfers) and more. 

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Lizbet
Lizbet
11 years ago

Great article Hellboy. Lest we forget that the BDO and the other travelling festivals that followed here sprang from an idea by Perry Farrell. As much as people can become a bit precious about seeing bands at a festival as opposed to a single performance, we are very fortunate to be able to sample so much, via the festival, than would otherwise be feasible. And it’s obviously a great experience for the musicians. I don’t know when it was (2007 I imagine) but I can recall Danny Carey in a radio interview saying how much he enjoyed the BDO and… Read more »

Shinji
11 years ago

It’s not Robert Patrick (the actor), but his brother Richard (the singer/musician).

smithersSOCAL
smithersSOCAL
11 years ago

Interesting read.    I love behind the scenes stories of Lolla.
With the glut of festivals its easy to get jaded and forget how special some of them can be.
Today in socal we’ve got LA Rising.   hoping that some of the guys from t00l show up during the rage set.  :O)
 
 
 
 

DRURY
DRURY
11 years ago

People don’t realize that sexism is displayed in equal measure among both genders, but only one of the genders gets any blame. 

 

Lizbet
Lizbet
11 years ago

DRURY – 7 minutes ago  » 
People don’t realize that sexism is displayed in equal measure among both genders, but only one of the genders gets any blame. 
 

Hmmm I’m thinking you’re only considering western society, and then only in the last 50 years (can also give some outrageous examples in that time period if you are interested). I’m playing one of those tiny violins for you!

Lizbet
Lizbet
11 years ago

You are indeed charity and benevolence personified Hellboy.

Tyson
Tyson
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11 years ago

I think the only reason I’d go to another BDO is for Living Color and Tool couldn’t even get me to go

hawaiimeekus
hawaiimeekus
11 years ago

[quote comment=””]I think the only reason I’d go to another BDO is for Living Color and Tool couldn’t even get me to go[/quote]
Yeah, they’re just a cult of personality.

TAoutsider
TAoutsider
11 years ago

an oldie but a goodie from those days. 😉

DRURY
DRURY
11 years ago

I think maybe you don’t take into account all the examples of evil personified on the female spectrum. I’m merely pointing out the obvious, but i don’t have my hat in the ring for any gender on a cosmic level. 

Consciousness is beyond such formalities.

But yeah, Fight the Power and shit. 

Lizbet
Lizbet
11 years ago

DRURY – 3 minutes ago  » 
But yeah, Fight the Power and shit. 

Excellent I live for permission. Thankyou.

– who are the others in the photo?

TAoutsider
TAoutsider
11 years ago

^yes Layne Staley from AIC, and i believe Kat Bjelland from babes in toyland, Les Claypool, and Duh Maynard. 😉

markuspoop
11 years ago

I would’ve sworn that was Martha Plimpton between Layne and Les.

TAoutsider
TAoutsider
11 years ago

pretty sure it’s Kat Bjelland

north end Guinea
north end Guinea
11 years ago

^^^Maynard’s definitely rolling up a lil’ some’n, somethin! Why else would Layne be waiting around an indian-seated (liberty bell – marlboro lights) circle? BADASS photo!

badkittygothgirl
11 years ago

an oldie but a goodie from those days. 😉

That is an oldie but a goodie! I had forgotten about this pic.

Lizbet
Lizbet
11 years ago

Hey Kat just like Perry brought the travelling festival down under when is the Tool Tent coming?

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