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Mike Portnoy learns impossible Danny Carey part

Drumeo are one of the best drum channels on Youtube, and have covered Danny Carey‘s work several times in the past. This week, they get Mike Portnoy – known for his work in Dream Theater and Liquid Tension Experiment – to have a crack at learning Danny’s drumming in the Tool track Pneuma. Mike undersells his ability somewhat (he’s a great drummer) and eventually cranks out a pretty decent version… Read More »Mike Portnoy learns impossible Danny Carey part

Tool perform live at Club Lingerie in Hollywood on June 2, 1992 in Los Angeles. (Image credit: Lindsay Brice/Getty Images)

Paul D’Amour chats with Bass Player

A little while back we had a snippet of an interview with former Tool bass player Paul D’Amour where he talks about working with Justin as he joined the band. The whole thing is now out on Guitarworld, and it’s an interesting read, with plenty of insight into Paul’s time with the band, and his ultimate departure. Paul’s humble and measured replies are pretty interesting, and I enjoyed it quite… Read More »Paul D’Amour chats with Bass Player

Sessanta Tour Wrap-Up

Sessanta Tour Wrap-Up

Maynard and co. recently wrapped up the Sessanta tour across the US, during which Primus, Puscifer and A Perfect Circle performed a huge set. Mixing performances from all three bands together, these shows looked to be an awesome spectacle for those able to attend. The team at mxdwn.com got along to the LA show, and were lucky enough to witness Adam, Justin and Danny join the stage for a quick… Read More »Sessanta Tour Wrap-Up

Paul discusses Tool handover with Justin

Paul discusses Tool handover with Justin

A new interview with Paul D’Amour sounds like a pretty interesting read. He talks about the handover of bass duties with Justin Chancellor, going over some of the time they spent together on the Tool sound Paul helped develop. “Basically, when I left the band, Justin [Chancellor] was my friend; I invited him to my house, sat on my couch with him, and showed him how to play the songs. … Read More »Paul discusses Tool handover with Justin

Adam & Maynard chat to Metal Hammer

Adam & Maynard chat to Metal Hammer

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In a recent Tool interview with Metal Hammer, Adam Jones and Maynard James Keenan catch up with Steve Appleford for a discussion about the recent US tour, Tool stuff and life in general. It’s a good read, though in some ways doesn’t have a heap of things we haven’t read before. I suppose the more interesting snippets for long time Tool fans relate to what’s coming up next. Maynard indicates… Read More »Adam & Maynard chat to Metal Hammer

Beat announced full US tour

Beat announced full US tour

Following up from the the recently announced San Diego show, King Crimson supergroup Beat have announced an range of dates across the US. In case you missed it, Beat feature Tool drummer Danny Carey, as well as Adrian Belew, Tony Levin and Steve Vai: Former King Crimson members ADRIAN BELEW and TONY LEVIN band together with guitar virtuoso STEVE VAI and explosive Tool drummer DANNY CAREY for the first time… Read More »Beat announced full US tour

Tool 2024 Tour Production Insight

Tool 2024 Tour Production Insight

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For those of you who love the technical elements behind what it takes to run Tool’s spectacular light and video show, look no further than the latest Production Insight article from PLSN (Production Lights & Staging news). It features extensive comment from the team including Lighting Designer/Director Mark “Junior” Jacobson, Video Designer/Director Breckinridge “Breck” Haggerty, and Laser Designer/Programmer/Operator Scott Wilson from Production Design International (PDI). Here’s a snippet: Jacobson doesn’t… Read More »Tool 2024 Tour Production Insight

Sessanta E.P.P.P.

Sessanta E.P.P.P.

For those who’ve been paying attention to the upcoming Sessanta tour (featuring A Perfect Circle, Puscifer and Primus) you’ll know that there is an EP coming with the tour. Good news is that it seems to be available digitally on Youtube for your listening pleasure. It features three tracks: They’re an interesting bunch of tracks. Notably the Primus track has Maynard providing most of the vocals – it’s probably the… Read More »Sessanta E.P.P.P.

Rick Beato interviews Danny Carey

Rick Beato interviews Danny Carey

Plenty of great Tool content out there at the moment, and one of the best is Rick Beato‘s interview of Danny Carey in the Tool Loft. It’s a great conversation about a range of topics including Tool, drumming & drummers and music in general. Possibly the most exciting take from the interview is that Aenima has been remastered for a vinyl re-issue. No word on when this might be, but… Read More »Rick Beato interviews Danny Carey

Beat – featuring Danny Carey

Beat – featuring Danny Carey

It looks like Danny Carey has another project happening, this time with King Crimson luminaries Adrian Belew and Tony Levin, and joined by Steve Vai. There’s not much know about this yet, except a small gig poster for one show: No word on this will be more than on show, but it takes place at Humphrey’s Concerts By The Bay in San Diego on September 17 It also appears Robert… Read More »Beat – featuring Danny Carey