Adam Jones Q&A session recording

Kanaduh has delivered more love for us, this time in the form or a recording of the recent San Francisco Adam Jones VIP Q&A session. For your enjoyment:

Update: Clip has been removed at the bands request.

Note that due to Nine Inch Nails and Queens Of The Stone Age commitments I haven’t listened to this yet!

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Alittlevil
Alittlevil
6 years ago

Thank you Kanaduh for both of these. Genuinely appreciate it.

Proxicity
Proxicity
6 years ago

So they’ve been dealing with a law suit for 7 years? and they had 3 medical problems, one of which was “really fucked up” and scary? Huh. I wonder what that was about and why it’s not something they talk about, because if I was in Tool I’d be happy to talk about anything I could use as an excuse for why the new album isn’t out yet. Was awesome to hear him talk about guitar techniques and time signatures tho. For the “row row row your boat” part I was hoping he was going to play 46and 2, the… Read more »

Ravenpig
Ravenpig
6 years ago

So they DO have a The Doors-like agreement on money. Pretty cool.

lipanconjuring
lipanconjuring
6 years ago

Fucking hero @ 20:00

Leo Monzo
6 years ago

Kanaduh … thanks! Adam seems to be a cool guy. I liked when he started to play Jambi, the main riff sounded really powerful. Also it seems we have to accept that the new album will be done,,,when it’s done… let’s move on people, let’s try to enjoy other bands other music until these people give us something to appreciate. 🙂

aenimal
aenimal
6 years ago

i would’ve asked him about problem 8, the lack of any changes to their website design since 2000, the pot video, no less than 9 questions about the new album, where he bought that shirt, and whether the band addresses maynard as ‘maynard’ or ‘jim’ in private or casual situations (always wondered about that)

Z-Werewolf
Z-Werewolf
6 years ago

Wasn’t the “scary accident” a motorcycle accident? I would have imagined it was Danny but who knows.

elusivEuphoria
elusivEuphoria
6 years ago

Wow, this is really cool. Thanks for recording this Kanaduh. Very cool.

snaggle
snaggle
6 years ago

Damn! Missed it. Any way I could hear this? Did anyone happen to save it?

snaggle
snaggle
6 years ago

Side note: Hellboy did you like the QOTSA/NIN show? Saw them in Sydney. NIN played first. Both were tremendous.

mikebwesty
mikebwesty
6 years ago

Is anyone else happy that this audio was taken down? As much as I love new information and insight from the band directly, there is just something wrong about secretly recording this. It just feels dirty. Many people paid good money for this exclusive experience. Recording a live show is one thing, but secretly recording an individual speaking for two hours at an event that was intended as an exclusive VIP experience, well, that is another.

Uzi Peretz
Reply to  mikebwesty
6 years ago

I’m glad. I was at there. I’m not glad because I paid $ and others didnt though. I’m glad because this was really something special that Adam and the band supported. He even brought the creatures from schism and parabola vids and put them on display. Not roped off and don’t touch nonsense either….it was please be careful they’re important to me but they’re yours too attitude. The experience was amazing. There were some things that sucked like waiting around all day and since it was GA show we didn’t get VIP seating although we were first choice of seats.… Read more »

Hotdog
Hotdog
6 years ago

Im happy its removed. If you want to experience it, pay the money.
Im very surprised it was even made public here.

elusivEuphoria
elusivEuphoria
6 years ago

Oh so we all got to meet Adam, have posters signed by him, hold his guitar, ask him specific questions whenever we were so inclined, see upclose and in person pieces from the videos? This was just audio of what happened at one session. I dont think it should spoil the experience of those who were there and paid for it. Speaking as someone who has been dodged by the band’s tours since 2009, if they came any near chicago next year and did one of these VIP q+a’s, based on hearing this, i’d plunk down the money to be… Read more »

Z-Werewolf
Z-Werewolf
6 years ago

I’m actually really glad I got to hear it but I do kind of feel guilty for listening to it. One person can really ruin things for everyone else. This undoubtedly pissed them off. They probably even considered not doing this anymore… You can bet there will be pat downs now.
This still makes me want to buy a VIP pass next time they come around. I couldn’t make it to this round of shows because they directly followed my return from a Hawaii trip and a Skinny Puppy show… I was tapped out on time and money.

Uzi Peretz
6 years ago

If that was directed at me, just to be clear, I am not suggesting recording ruined my experience in any way. Also I’m not saying I haven’t watched or listened or that other people should or shouldn’t record. I especially love the early recordings of tool and am thankful that stuff is available. This was a bit different though, it was a personal conversation and to tape and reproduce it did feel a bit “dirty” as the OP suggested band I responded too. I shared some of my experience for those that didn’t go, get to listen to the recording… Read more »

lipanconjuring
lipanconjuring
6 years ago

I’m a total hypocrite for agreeing that it was kinda wrong because I listened to the whole fucking thing. But yeah, recording & leaking a soundcheck performance is one thing. This Q&A just seems like something that should be kept for the attendees though, outside of stories from the people who were there. I had a feeling the band would find out and request it be removed, and sure enough. Listening to it did give me the impression that a VIP pass has more value than I thought, though. The time with Adam sounds pretty cool. Do they do will… Read more »

bob
bob
6 years ago

thanks for the youtube link to hear this! i didnt bother with the links yesterday and i guess i should of. is the soundcheck one still around or whtaever the other link was ? i really didnt think it was going to be taken down which is dumb of me considering how strict they are about things like this. they need to relax a bit on all that. its a chance for people to hear Adam talk and answer questoins. whats he mad about? cause we didnt pay out the ass for him to do it to the ones that… Read more »

elusivEuphoria
elusivEuphoria
Reply to  bob
6 years ago

He talked about that. I think you might already know the answer about why the set-lists are the way they are.

kdub420
kdub420
6 years ago

I was concerned when they were posted. We all know how strict TOOL is about things & I was afraid that this breach of trust (yes that’s what it was) would fuck it up for us in the future. This is the first time they have every offered any kind of VIP experience with them.

I was there for the SF 3/11 VIP experience & will cherish it forever. I think it was well worth the money for the rabid fan like myself.

bob
bob
6 years ago

i get the setlist thing i understand but i couldnt help that one a little. but i dont know. this is a real treat to hear and i wish they could see that its just our love for them and our dedication is the only reason we want to listen to this and obvoulsy to hear what he has to say but that goes iwthout saying.

he seems like a reasonbile guy. not sure i get the fuss about wanting to take this down. its a bit silly

kowalski
kowalski
6 years ago

It’s been a long time since I’ve left a comment but I’ve been lurking for awhile. The new set-up is definitely better than the old site. I hope you all are well!! Cheese, BaseJumper, Kat…it’s been a long time since Atlanta! I was moved enough to haul my ass in here and post that this interview was exactly the positive energy I needed right now. Holy Crap this whole hour plus of interaction was AWESOME!!! The shows are on the other side of the country and there was no way to get there but this was a great listen. THANK… Read more »

Hotdog
Hotdog
6 years ago

I can put a price on that, its $500. Send your cheque to toolband.

Raptor159
Raptor159
6 years ago

I am glad it was taken down. Not sure what Kanaduh role is on Toolshed. I take he has a solid understanding and knowledge of Tool. For him to record q&a, which was made clear by the band that recordings and photos were not allowed, was blatant disregard and lack of respect to Adam and Tool. It may have been different if it was Joe Blow who nobody knows that broke the rules; but for someone as recognizable on Tool forums as Kanaduh to do it, and then Post it under his user name, is hard for me to fathom.… Read more »

Maynerd
Maynerd
Reply to  Raptor159
6 years ago

Who asked you to remove the audio, Hellboy?
Was it a member of the band, or through Blair, management?

rodsharc
rodsharc
Reply to  hellboy1975
6 years ago

Not sure if anyone has brought this fact up yet: I went to the Cedar Park VIP. The first thing they did after getting us in the door was take our cell phones away from us. We had to write our names on a piece of paper and wrap it around the phone and put the phone in a box until they were ready for us to have them back. When Adam came in and started talking to us, he explained that the reason they took our phones from us was because someone recorded a previous VIP session and posted… Read more »

elusivEuphoria
elusivEuphoria
Reply to  Raptor159
6 years ago

Wow, that’s a little overboard I think. In retrospect, perhaps it would have been better for this clip to have made it’s rounds after this tour was over. At least then, those that paid for the VIP q&a and sound check wouldn’t have any possibility of feeling like they wasted their money because they could have just listened to this recording for free. Again, it is just audio which can’t replace the experience of actually being there. You can’t hear what Adam’s body language was, etc. Anyway, as a fan, I think it’s wonderful that a recording like this exists.… Read more »

UndKeineEier
Reply to  elusivEuphoria
6 years ago

I can’t not hear Adam’s body language. It’s maddening.

Ravenpig
Ravenpig
Reply to  UndKeineEier
6 years ago

Welcome back, sweet cheeks!

bob
bob
6 years ago

good to see you not backing down on your opinion Hellboy and i totally agree with you. consdiering tool hasnt had an album in 8 years you think they would maybe appreciate the fact that fans want to hear this stuff that cannot make such things to keep interestt up with the band. A new album or not i think it applys as well. im really glad i got to hear this!! and very true..most the info is available in diff interviews but this had a few different angles tossed into it on certain topics. All around any fan that… Read more »

Kanaduh
Kanaduh
6 years ago

aloha. for the record, out of almost 40 concerts I have attended, I have never even taken a cell phone photo of the stage, let alone record audio/video of the concerts. I try to enjoy the shows instead of fiddling with an electronic device – tool shows are rare and always an amazing experience – I don’t want to waste it staring at my phone. with that being said, I spent many hours (like others on this forum) at home watching many of the youtube videos posted of previous songs/shows. I appreciate those who took the time (and risk) to… Read more »

tsp2013
tsp2013
6 years ago

I listened to most of it and really don’t think it’s a big deal that it was shared. Nothing really earth shattering and Adam just seems like a good bro. I think if anything, it’s good material for us fans that haven’t had anything outside of the occasional tour stop in years. I’d still shell out the $500 if they are in my neck of the woods. I’m sure 50% of the people there with a smartphone were recording it anyhow. The band asked to take it down. It’s down (though I’m sure it will resurface again). Don’t shoot the… Read more »

ajreeb
ajreeb
6 years ago

For the few idiots here hating on Kanaduh. Please. He was doing it for you. Don’t be a sheep and be pissed like Tool. I did the VIP and the they did herd us around like sheep. Took our cell phones ((an hour process I won’t waste your time describing how poorly organized it was )). Then “Juan” the VIP coordinator told us that we weren’t going to see the “real” sound check, just some a couple songs sans MJK. (Surprise !) Me and my new friend Mike (who Im truly indebted to ) laughed out loud while the rest… Read more »

bob
bob
6 years ago

im def thankful! so their taking everyones cell phones now ? was this before or after the ”incident” we could call it ? they really need to get over that. or Adam. whats he think this is ? the shroud of turin or something were your not allowed to take pictures or anything in that kinda field. its a Q & A and some guitar riffs..honestly the question part of it did seem a little lacking. kinda. not too bad but i thought more people would get a chance to ask stuff. anyway just curious if they are buckling down… Read more »

rodsharc
rodsharc
Reply to  bob
6 years ago

The reason they took our cellphones was because of THIS recording. Adam explained that if everyone was recording or filming the session he would not be himself. He wanted to be vulnerable for the people that were in the VIP session with him. He was very nervous to begin with and i think if he knew he was being recorded it would not have been the same.

sianspheric
sianspheric
6 years ago

just gonna repost my sentiments on this from TDN: for those giving Kanuduh shit over this… fucking get over it. Dude. The band makes fucking millions off the VIP and this tour and heaven forbid the fans want to know what was said during a Q&A and it’s thaaat disrespectful that they should be called out for it? No. Everything the band does not is just one big dollar sign for the fans. The band also asks fans (in arena shows no less) to not take ANY photos? Yet tons of people do. The band needs to seriously fucking get… Read more »

sianspheric
sianspheric
6 years ago

seriously is Adam like a prophet or something what makes his words so special and unique that mere people cannot listen to him talk I seem to recall the webcast when Salival came out and the webcast when Lateralus came out and both of those were in chat format and the WHOLE band answered questions from fans. And I’d say most big Tool fans have MP3’s of both those fan Q&A’s in circulation and online. Do they just literally not want anything to taint their $500 cash cow by letting fans who didnt do the Q&A to hear what Adam… Read more »

vasquezrocks
vasquezrocks
6 years ago

Ballsy and maybe tacky move ……but you can be sure I listened to the whole damn thing.
And now I want to go to a VIP more than ever.

bob
bob
6 years ago

exactly about this ”is Adam a prophet?” type of vibe! i basically said the same thing but in different words. a little backlash towards that vibe is needed. i think they have lost perspective a bit with this pedestal bullshit.

and no, i dont want to go to a Q & A after that. for ”free thinkers” as Adam has talked about before they sure demostrate NAZI a bit more then that. frauds! haha

elusivEuphoria
elusivEuphoria
6 years ago

Hah, you guys really don’t make much sense to me sometimes, I’m sorry. 🙂 (i swear i’m not trying to troll with this comment) While I’m happy the recording exists; I’m not sure I understand why anyone should have any resentment toward Adam or the band for their request for this to be taken down. The tour and these sessions are still going on; people paid for this. The request seems to me to be an effort to look out for the fans that purchased VIP tickets, not to punish everyone else. They simply don’t want those people to feel… Read more »

adoxnz
adoxnz
6 years ago

Why don’t we just hate on neither party.

Kanaduh took a recording. People liked it. Maybe against Adam’s wishes, but I can’t imagine he’s losing sleep over it & it made people happy.

Adam didn’t want to be recorded. If your friend asked you not to record them while you were sitting around talking, would you think that was rude? It’s just a respect thing, surely its not pretentious (or high horse or whatever) to expect friendly courtesy.

smithersSOCAL
smithersSOCAL
Reply to  adoxnz
6 years ago

Adam isn’t your friend. sorry… you’re deluded if you think so. you’re a customer. is buyers remorse kicking in with anyone who shelled out the cash for the VIP? I didn’t listen to the file before it was taken down. nearest I could gather is it’s the same hodgepodge of excuses the band is known for. is the lawsuit thing the one with cam? I thought that it was over and done but noticed cam’s wife left a fairly critical message of Adam on one of his photos on IG.. she didn’t paint a pretty picture of the exalted Adam…..

elusivEuphoria
elusivEuphoria
Reply to  smithersSOCAL
6 years ago

Calm down, the dude was just making an analogy.

adoxnz
adoxnz
Reply to  smithersSOCAL
6 years ago

Ya never said he was. I don’t know him & neither do any of the people berating him for his actions. Seems kinda hypocritical to be honest – like people are taking it personally when they don’t know him in person. It seems to me like a lot of people suffer ego damage as a result of the band not behaving in the way they want. I think its a testament to how profound an impact their music has had on us that people have such strong emotional reactions to stuff band members do. The amount of positive change Tool’s… Read more »

bob
bob
6 years ago

i get how it was handle politely and its fine and dandy now, but still. the only people getting swindles are the ones paying 500 bucks for this. haha,,ah man, it could go on and on. I’ve been into tool since i saw them on the second stage in 93. so i guess i feel i have a right to bitch. doesnt mean its going to matter but it makes me feel a little better 🙂

bob
bob
6 years ago

were is this thing cams wife posted about Adam? id like to read that !!

smithersSOCAL
smithersSOCAL
Reply to  bob
6 years ago

on Instagram. the comment was emotional and personal. bummed me out quite frankly ..

BellJH
BellJH
Reply to  smithersSOCAL
6 years ago

What was the comment? I’m too lazy to trawl through his instagram

smithersSOCAL
smithersSOCAL
Reply to  BellJH
6 years ago

i stopped following him shortly thereafter so I don’t know how to find it. it was about a month ago I think. the wifey was upset and said (paraphrasing)… no matter how much they’ve tried, they just can’t get away from tool. and how much misery it had caused the family. she brought up their kids and explained how damaging the trial was to them. she kept reinforcing the damage caused by the guitarist and his actions. like I said… it was ugly. and raw. and the hurt she described struck me as sincere and heartfelt.

ajreeb
ajreeb
6 years ago

To answer the question about the lawsuit.
In their current contract there is no mention about releasing songs on iTunes. So the band says that means, “no”, while their label thinks they can. Adam said they have been arguing / in litigation over it for years.
The Cam (Happy Pencil guy) lawsuit and Ted Gardner ( former manager) have been settled.

xAdamx
xAdamx
6 years ago

With the exception of the last few shows why exactly do the set lists not change much?

elusivEuphoria
elusivEuphoria
Reply to  xAdamx
6 years ago

I assume you mean why don’t they change much from one tour to the next, rather than from one show to the next during any given tour. The setlists are chosen by maynard, that much is fact. I think it’s reasonable to say that most of his decision process revolves around what he can physically sing after 20 years of touring. But I’d hazard a guess that part of it is a mental/emotional choice. What songs he can connect with. That’s partial speculation on my part because it would make sense to me. But he and others in or supporting… Read more »

bob
bob
6 years ago

i actually logged off before my comment showed when i askeda bout the Instagram thing but it was too late and it showed up. i dont use IG so thats why i asked but ya. if its getting personal like that me asking is not really appropriate. although its curious still its prob better to not be like that as much. im sorry i asked sorta kinda. that sounds like bad times and not nice. fame/money screws people up. its too bad

Maynerd
Maynerd
6 years ago

Jesus Christ! This thread has contained such bitching, I’m saddened by it. Regarding the VIP packages, If I was 17 years old again and these were offered back then when they toured in 1997, I would have done ANYTHING to get the money to have been there to be able to meet Adam, shake his hand, ask him a question, hold his guitar (that would have been incredible at that age!). I’m assuming most people on this forum are in their mid 20s, 30s… ? I think you’re all getting a little jaded. This isn’t about Tool making money from… Read more »

rodsharc
rodsharc
Reply to  Maynerd
6 years ago

Exactly what Adam told us. He wanted to get closer to his fans. That is all. He wanted to give some fans something special. He saw how other bands do their VIPs and wanted to do more for the fans than just sit there and hand them an autograph like most bands do. He really is a down to earth guy. Very humble.

azbay
azbay
6 years ago

I may be wrong but also speculate that Maynard sticks to songs that he knows, hence even effin up opiate at the recent show, between Puscifer and APC, throw in some time signature changes with tool and singing who wouldn’t ? I’m soooo tired of hearing schism, but what I believe is more of a personal connection between the rest of the band and Maynard is why he keeps it. surely they could retire that and intension replace with deposition/reflection to give Maynard a break in using his voice. but again as posted earlier I’m in my 30″s and may… Read more »

DRURY
DRURY
6 years ago

People forgot how to be neutral on these kinds of things. I heard the audio and it contained tons of insight that i’ve never heard in quite the same detail, especially with how adam approaches his guitar playing. Its understandable they wouldnt want this leaked. So what. No major deal on either side. Move along. Im just happy that Tool still manages to tap into their chemistry as a band and express that powerful energy while playing live. I saw the SF show on the 11th and they sounded amazing. Sure, i’d like to see other songs more often, but… Read more »

Z-Werewolf
Z-Werewolf
6 years ago

The Q&A recording was awesome, I really enjoyed the information that was shared and I feel like some things that were a little more mysterious came to light which is super cool. I can’t wait for the new album… let me say that again… I CAN’T FUCKING WAIT FOR THE NEW FUCKING ALBUM!!!!!!! STOKED DUDE! These guys aren’t going to disappoint us and we all know it. I feel like another Lateralus is in the making right now. In the mean time… I’m remembering that a new Palms album is coming out this summer and I would venture to guess… Read more »

bob
bob
6 years ago

“”they all know were a bunch of dick heads”” haha. their dickheads first! 😛

DRURY
DRURY
6 years ago

Lateralus > Aenima > 10KD > Undertow > Opiate

Wonder where the new album will fit?

jarid
jarid
6 years ago

does anyone have a copy? or transcribed what was talked about…man it sucks I missed it. and no problem 8 questions?

Z-Werewolf
Z-Werewolf
6 years ago

jarid – I cannot find a copy of it anywhere but am on the hunt. I was explaining to my band, the story of Jambi and it just didn’t come out as funny as when Adam told the story so I want everyone to hear it. PS- That’s no spoiler that’s only going to entice you more. DRURY – Let’s hope NEW ALBUM>LATERALUS>THE REST ARE ALL AWESOME BUT WHO GIVES A FUCK ABOUT THE ORDER AFTER THESE TWO? bob – They most certainly have shot first… or have they? I’ll probably casually ponder that until the end of the time…… Read more »

ahlaphus
ahlaphus
6 years ago

My bro feels sorry for me as I’m one of Tool’s biggest fans (6’4″) and have been waiting for the decoy album for nearly fourteen-years. Pray for Jebus.

App69
App69
6 years ago

Boring!

bob
bob
6 years ago

no, they have always been a little snotty and arent the type of the band to do things for their a fans a little like some bands do. i know the reason for the setlists etc etc but still. while i have appreciated a lot of what they have done and i got into things cause of them i will forever be grateful for that. and one of the reaons i do complain about certain things