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Aftershock show almost didn’t go ahead

Adam Jones has revealed via Instagram that Tool‘s Aftershock show almost didn’t go ahead due to Danny suffering from a serious staph infection:

The good new is that Blair also commented on the problem, and suggested that Danny is already feeling better, so here’s hoping the rest of the tour goes as planned!

BMB: In speaking with Danny tonight, he is feeling better (happy for a Chief’s victory), following the doctor’s orders the best that he can, and NOT ruling out a venomous spider bite. Even though the doctors’ who worked on his leg on Friday thought it would be better if he didn’t play the show, Danny insisted on performing. As always – a real trouper, Tool fans!

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lumps
lumps
5 years ago

Gives me even more respect for the man. Didn’t think it was possible.

I would have never guessed he was hurting throughout the show.

DRURY
DRURY
5 years ago

Wow what a trooper.

It makes sense now why he was too early on some crash cymbals in Parabola and the Forty Six & 2 “drum solo” wasn’t quite as mind blowing as usual. He was all fucked up!

Maynerd
Maynerd
5 years ago

Unlikely that it would have occurred if they were making a conscious decision to not play shows anymore until they could pull their heads out and finish writing the album.
The setlist was the same old crap.
And before you start Hellboi, they’ve played third eye in recent years…

rzrbck79
5 years ago

To be fair, about twenty-five different songs have been played since 2009. Complaints about setlists, especially over the past four years can’t be taken seriously.

dslet
dslet
5 years ago

Jeff Hanneman never really played again after a 2011 spider bite, and then he died a few years after (doctors say it couldn’t have been the bite that killed him)….the Flaming Lips wrote “Spider Bite” when Steven Drozd lied and said he got one when he shot up heroin wrong and got sick.

McBurney
McBurney
Reply to  dslet
5 years ago

Haha A. It wasn’t the spider bite that killed him. B. I HIGHly doubt DC dabbles in H.

Cool facts though, maybe you weren’t implying that they relate to this

dslet
dslet
Reply to  McBurney
5 years ago

As I said, Hanneman didn’t die from the bite — he to liver failure, but the bite gave him necrotizing fascitis because of his lowered health/immune system — that’s the issue that he struggled with the last couple years.

Skin popping heroin can look like a nasty bite, and that was Drozd’s issue. I don’t imply that this injury is life-threatening, or made up, or anything like that…. just that a couple of contemporaries had the same issue 🙂

dslet
dslet
Reply to  dslet
5 years ago

For the record I never saw Danny C. as a drug shooter, though he has about the same creative output that a junkie has (an album a decade) LOL

jadrianjadrian
jadrianjadrian
5 years ago

“NOTHINGS going to stop us from gettin’ dem checks.” Putting a new album out, now that’s a different story.

millermt
millermt
5 years ago

Unlike Blair to have erroneous apostrophes. Wonder what’s up with that.

elusivEuphoria
elusivEuphoria
Reply to  millermt
5 years ago

It means double album 2017 confirmed.

smithersSOCAL
smithersSOCAL
5 years ago

interesting news. You’d have never known Danny was sick judging from how he played that night. incredibly tight and the show was fun if not a bit boring?…. tool are great musicians. but the show has become very repetitive with the same visuals used over and over, same goes for merch. i glanced at the tool merch section and its the same logo with the same swirly eye’s Adam has been drawing since the first EP. i pushed up front and got super close and had a good time. nearly everyone around me had never seen tool. so good for… Read more »

adoxnz
adoxnz
Reply to  smithersSOCAL
5 years ago

Yeah interesting, I think they seem to be still super into it. Find it weird Maynard doesn’t join the group hug at the end.

But this was show #6 for me. Still my fav band, but since I’d only seen primus once and never seen Meshugah, they were more exciting to me live. That opiate mid section though… Holy fucking shit its soooooo good

smithersSOCAL
smithersSOCAL
Reply to  adoxnz
5 years ago

yeah… I was more stoaked for sweat. Which kinda made me chuckle as a few older fellows (like myself) started screaming once the song started, whereas some of the newer fans didn’t seem familiar with the older tool material.

Baroness was rad, Meshuggah was amazing as always. Primus is always great.

I don’t think mayjay ever joins them for the group hug. He normally bows and is gone before Danny has even left his kit…cant even determine how many tool shows ive seen but I’ve seen more than a lot.

adoxnz
adoxnz
Reply to  smithersSOCAL
5 years ago

Yeah the old stuff sounds amazing with the modern level of production. Tighter, cleaner, more techy. But still that same heavy raw feel. Such a complex, intricate emotional meltdown of the senses every time idk how they do it.

Can’t believe danny was all ill ..

Why ya reckon mayny ghosts it like that? I find it weird like undermines the solidarity but who knows I guess

fraz
fraz
Reply to  adoxnz
5 years ago

someone should ask him that at one of his book signings.

smithersSOCAL
smithersSOCAL
Reply to  adoxnz
5 years ago

most of my friends were split down the middle… half of us bolted for slayer and the rest of us stayed for tool. its funny but in the video posted above, we’re about 4 people to the left of the chick on the dudes shoulders…. she came down hard once third eye ended. I thought mayjay sounded really good too, I don’t know why he bolts from the stage. there were times during the lateralus tour where he joined them for the group hug. my guess… lead guitarist disease is combating lead singer disease… malaise all around. no new tunes…… Read more »

adoxnz
adoxnz
Reply to  smithersSOCAL
5 years ago

Yeah maybe, I mean its hard to think of a non personal reason.

Idk why you didn’t see all the bands, I went and saw slayer, they were OK.. Left 20 mins before tool start, got to the middle OK, few disgruntled yanks aside 😛

DRURY
DRURY
5 years ago

they’ve switched it up on songs over the years decently. But they don’t play some songs EVER which makes no sense to me.

DTWAirport
DTWAirport
5 years ago

I will ask the quick exit question in Chicago next month. I am sure HB is right and it will probably need to be submitted on a note card or something.

Stinkfist
Stinkfist
Reply to  DTWAirport
5 years ago

My wife and I hung outside the venue for the Pygmy Love Circus / APC tour one time. Danny hung out after PLC’s set and then afterwards/outside we got to meet Josh F, Iha, and Billy. But 2-3 hours later, once the bus pulled out, the few of us still around realized that strange looking woman with the awkward blonde hair who got on the bus way before anyone else could only have been MJK in drag trying (successfully) to avoid the rockstar treatment. Heading to Voodoo for show #23 and my 2nd consecutive Halloween Tool gig. Can’t wait to… Read more »

Jethro Tool
Jethro Tool
5 years ago

He probably just thinks a group hug is weird. Cos it is.

jadrianjadrian
jadrianjadrian
Reply to  Jethro Tool
5 years ago

Yesss!!! Too good to ignore! You hit the bullseye. Right there is the fourth eye opened.

Although I’m pretty conservative, a group hug with my ‘work family’ absolutely wouldn’t be out of the question because they are some of the best people I’ve ever known, and that’s saying something.

Maynard did the group hug on the Lateralus tour because they were a functioning unit then.

Now,- he’s trapped in a money generating farce with most definitely one person he has nothing but seething contempt for…

jadrianjadrian
jadrianjadrian
Reply to  jadrianjadrian
5 years ago

Sure he doesn’t care much for the other two either.

adoxnz
adoxnz
Reply to  jadrianjadrian
5 years ago

Don’t understand why a showing of bromance is weird between 4 guys who changed half the crowds lives. Seems entirely appropriate to me. Ahh metallers and their repressed emotions…

Why you guys say contempt by the way? Evidence..? Seen mention of tension and schism obviously but.. Seething contempt??

hexagone
hexagone
5 years ago

Holy fucking hash tags and emojis. Like a 14 year old girl or douchebag celeb wrote that.

Glad danny is ok. What was MJK dressed as?

jadrianjadrian
jadrianjadrian
5 years ago

Of all things, Tool now resembles Creed,- inverted.

jadrianjadrian
jadrianjadrian
Reply to  jadrianjadrian
5 years ago

Too bad its inverted, – Maynard could release albums with 3 other guys under the name AlterTool.

ChrisC
ChrisC
Reply to  jadrianjadrian
5 years ago

Attention, everybody attention!
We got a graduate from Clown’s College here!

Thank you!

sularetal
sularetal
5 years ago

I was at the show last night in Denver and thought I’d share a few observations. I’ve been to 10+ shows in the past decade and they’re really starting to feel like a nostalgia act. An enjoyable experience for sure, but so overdue for new music, AND a completely reworked live experience. – Maynard still has it, nailed 90% of his vocals. – Best part of the show was Danny’s drum solo. – I’m not sure if they skimped on the displays, but the visuals seemed “soft” and not as sharp as they used to be. – Some Tool fans… Read more »

chonus
chonus
5 years ago

Anyone confused or hurt by Maynard not staying on stage for a public hug just needs to remember Dimebag Derrell. That’s it. Nothing more nothing less. I’m sure they have all the group hugs in the world in private.

bloo-mune
bloo-mune
5 years ago

I just saw the band at the SLC show. Several things I noticed. Maynard’s vocals have improved immensely, I might have noticed a spot where he put the lyrics in at the wrong moment (not sure I’m not really good at noticing that). Maynard sounded SO incredibly good, seriously he must be getting extra lessons or practice. Perhaps working on the new material is getting Maynard into perfection? I was up close and I was watching Adam and Justin closely and comparing the sounds I heard … I noticed MOST of what I hear is backtrack prerecorded music … which… Read more »

DRURY
DRURY
Reply to  hellboy1975
5 years ago

This dude doesn’t know what he talking about at all. They don’t use prerecorded music.

bloo-mune
bloo-mune
Reply to  hellboy1975
5 years ago

I’ve read a magazine article that stated “even bands like Tool use prerecorded backtrack music during live performances”. I’m not a professional audiophile or musician of any sort, don’t get me wrong. I could be way off. But, what I can say is I’ve been to nearly 100 live concerts, this was probably my 8th or 9th Tool show. All I’m saying is I was watching Adam and Justin picking their axes and listening to the music and I know what most of Danny’s material sounds like. Hardly any of the key, loudest notes I was hearing were timed with… Read more »

utero
utero
Reply to  bloo-mune
5 years ago

and this magic is caused by delay pedal…

lumps
lumps
Reply to  bloo-mune
5 years ago

I find it extremely difficult to believe that Adam and Justin were using prerecorded material at a live show.

I would need to see proof of that.

Z-Werewolf
Z-Werewolf
Reply to  bloo-mune
5 years ago

TOOL do not use backing tracks. Danny might use a click at most but I doubt even that. Danny Walker uses a click as well and there’s nothing wrong with that it keeps his rhythm on track so everyone else can follow along. Adam and Justin use a lot of delay and they run some of their pedals in stereo so there is a panning effect. The way sound travels with delay would make them look like they aren’t exactly on track. TOOL live is very organic which means far from perfect and that’s one reason they are so awesome… Read more »

juskig
juskig
Reply to  bloo-mune
5 years ago

Maybe you were looking at Adam and expecting him to play something, but it was actually Justin? They switch parts all the time. Good example – Grudge. Adam is actually playing the bass in the beginning and JC is taking lead. In the VIP session, Adam had a Line6 delay / recorder he used to play the new material and parts of Vicarious. It was the bass line and he played over it. I don’t think it’s in his live rig though. I just saw them in New Orleans and I’m usually focused in on the two of them. Didn’t… Read more »

junior
junior
Reply to  bloo-mune
5 years ago

No “backing tracks” and no click track.

As others have mentioned, sometimes people confuse Justin’s playing for Adam’s and vice-versa. Those 2 don’t play the standard bass player/guitar player roles.

ChrisC
ChrisC
5 years ago

I guess what he means are synthie-tracks, vocal-doubles and stuff like that.

DRURY
DRURY
Reply to  ChrisC
5 years ago

he seemed to be saying Adam and Justin weren’t matching what they were playing which is actually insane to say, considering how often I hear Adam fuck up chords and notes early in a tour.

lumps
lumps
Reply to  DRURY
5 years ago

Yeah, I have seen Adam fuck up many times – not so much these recent shows (because I haven’t seen any of their recent shows) – and I would find it so unusual for for Tool (of all bands) to use prerecorded stuff during live shows (beyond all the obvious prerecorded stuff).

brokenchimes
brokenchimes
5 years ago

I’m pretty sure it’s a loop station that Adam uses on the new part of opiate.

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