Fourtheye Weekly Update 29-Jan-2018

It’s time for another weekly update from our irregular schedule.  I’ve skipped the last few, due to the relative frequency of Tool news lately, with both Adam and Danny indicating in recent weeks that things are happening.  I’m sure you’ve all read that before – let’s wait until they actually confirm hitting the studio before getting too excited.

Anyway, in this weeks issue:

  • Justin plays some riffs at NAMM
  • Danny plays a huge gong at NAMM
  • Justin plays on new Glaca track Oni Przyszli
  • Danny upcoming gigs
  • Albums of the last few weeks: Anvil, Chelsea Wolfe, Corrosion of Conformity

Justin plays some riffs at NAMM

NAMM is the worlds biggest music trade show (I think) where pretty much all the big time manufacturers show off their latest gizmos. Justin Chancellor dropped into the Warwick/Framus booth, to play some sweet riffs on his custom axe.  Maybe some of these will appear on the new album?

Danny plays a huge gong at NAMM

Not to be outdone, NAMM regular Danny Carey played a massive gong in the Paiste booth.

Justin plays on new Glaca track Oni Przyszli

In other Justin news, he contributes to the track Oni Przyszli by Polish band Glaca.  I believe this band is fronted by the same guy he worked on with m.t.Void.  The vocals are somewhat of an acquired taste, to put it mildy.  Enjoy it if you can!

Danny upcoming gigs

Danny has a couple of upcoming shows at in LA.  Worth checking out if you’re in town:

  • with the Charette Group at the Baked Potato on January 31st
  • with Doug Webb at Squashed Grapes in Ventura on February 3rd

Albums of the last few weeks

It’s a slow time of year for album releases, but here’s a few things I’ve enjoyed in the last few weeks:

  • Anvil – Pounding the Pavement: Canadian heavy metal act Anvil were the subject of a popular documentary a few years back, and while their music is pretty cliched, I found their latest album to be reasonably enjoyable.
  • Chelsea Wolfe – Hiss Spun: Chelsea puts out an interesting twist on doom, and her albums are always sonic adventures worth checking out.
  • Corrosion of Conformity – No Cross No Crown: These guys put out some consistently good hard rock/metal albums, and this one is no exception.

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Z-Werewolf
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Danny was at the Sonor booth on Saturday for a signing so clearly I went to shake hands and get his signature and a possible photo with him. Nicko from Iron Maiden was there as well and he had these big beautiful posters he was signing and he was taking photos with everyone that passed. Super cool dude… Danny was at the end of the line and was seemingly distracted by a guy with glasses on the other side of the table. So I thought he was chatting up the fans a bit which would be cool. Alas, I get… Read more »

Maynerd
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Maynerd

I can’t blame Danny.
I imagine you looking and dressing like ‘Shaggy’ from Scooby Doo.
You were probably wildly high on mushrooms (which you always enjoy mentioning in a majority of your posts) waving frantically at him with a bizarre wide eyed, obsessed, sycofant expression on your face.
Scary, to say the least…

Jethro Tool
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Jethro Tool

haha brilliant!

Z-Werewolf
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Z-Werewolf

Wow you’re a douche that’s not me at all. Interesting that you’re so judgmental of me and pay so much attention to my posts. Yes I do love mushrooms and do them maybe twice a year and no I was not frantic at all when I went to meet Danny. I was very courteous and patient actually. I didn’t expect him to cater to anybody but if you’re an artist scheduled to do a signing and people wait in line for you it is a bit rude to just brush it off like it’s nothing and not even be prepared.… Read more »

Maynerd
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Maynerd

Ok Silver Sharpie, I can see I hurt your feelings with my statements.
I’ll leave you alone for now.

Bagochodes
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Bagochodes

I honsetly can’t really ever blame musicians for not wanting to cater to every fan’s needs, they’re not social gurus, they don’t have a training in social interactions.

This whole meet’n’greet trend is very unfortunate for the musicians and I sincerely hope it dies out in the near future, because it’s simply not a healthy business model.

Z-Werewolf
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Z-Werewolf

I disagree. It gives the artist an opportunity to connect with their audience on a different level. Not saying it’s mandatory but if you sign up for it… You don’t have to be socialite to just be a chill person and say hi to the people that pay for your art… As for Danny, never expected him to cater to anybody but after going to a hand full of signings throughout the NAMM show and having the same experience at each one (very positive and laid back) I did have somewhat of an expectation. Here’s a signature, exchange a few… Read more »

ahlaphus
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ahlaphus

But I (you) forgot your pen (purple Sharpie), (you) shit the bed again!!!

Z-Werewolf
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Z-Werewolf

Probably was the purple sharpie I should have realized…

w26895
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w26895

been a while since I put sth here. well, since I’m Polish, I thought I’d clarify: Glaca is a person, his name’s Peter Mohammed and I believe he’s from Sudan, but he’s been making music (rock, metal, industrial etc) and living in Poland since 90s. Glaca is his nickname, meaning more or less “skull”. everybody in Poland know him, very famous (and he likes to hang out around famous people). he used to be a singer, leader and front man of Sweet Noise band, I believe they had some vids on MTV years ago. in the late 90’s he somehow… Read more »