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Tool live audio system upgrade

Tool live audio system upgrade

Cool article came across my desk this morning, in which Tool sound blokes Liam Halpin and Alan “Nobby” Hopkinson discuss some new audio hardware the band has employed in it’s Fear Inoculum shows: Late last year, as fans eagerly awaited the release of Tool’s first new album in 13 years, Fear Inoculum, Halpin and FOH engineer Alan “Nobby” Hopkinson introduced an overhead speaker system to add an extra dimension to… Read More »Tool live audio system upgrade

Author & Punisher to support Tool Down Under

Author & Punisher to support Tool Down Under

Announced this week was news that US Industralist Author & Punisher will continue supporting Tool as they head down to Australia and New Zealand later this month. It’s a pretty interesting act, which according to wikipedia: Most of the instrumentation and controllers he uses, entitled “Drone Machines” and “Dub Machines”, are custom designed and fabricated by Shone from raw materials and open source electronic circuitry https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Author_%26_Punisher I was a pretty… Read More »Author & Punisher to support Tool Down Under

Tool add Salt Lake City show

Tool add Salt Lake City show

Grammy award winning band Tool have just announced another show in their (currently) short March tour, this time playing at the Maverik Center in Salt Lake City, UT. According to Toolband tickets go on sale this Wednesday: TOOL will be performing on MARCH 16 in Salt Lake City @ Maverik Center VIP packages onsale this Wednesday 29th at 10am local to Toolarmy members. General ticket onsale this Friday 31st at… Read More »Tool add Salt Lake City show

7empest wins Grammy for Best Metal Performance

7empest wins Grammy for Best Metal Performance

I’m not a huge fan of the Grammy’s but it’s one of the better known music awards around these days, and Tool today won the gong for Best Metal Performance with 7empest. Justin Chancellor and Danny Carey were both on handy to accept the award – I haven’t seen any footage yet, however reportedly Danny paid tribute to Neil Peart. Update: video added! For those interested, also in the running… Read More »7empest wins Grammy for Best Metal Performance

Tool announce short Pacific North West tour

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Looks like Tool have found a gap in their schedule for March, and have just announced a small run of dates in the Pacific North West, including Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Not sure at this time if the dates are part of a wider tour, or if it’s just a quick jaunt. Tickets go on sale this Friday: TOOL NORTHWESTERN TOUR DATES Tickets are on-sale this FRIDAY, JANUARY 24 at… Read More »Tool announce short Pacific North West tour

Gibson confirm signature Les Paul Silverburst

NAMM is one of the biggest shows in the musical instrument industry, and it’s the time of year when a range of manufacturers announce new models and such. Last year there was some suggestion from Adam Jones that he was working with Gibson on a guitar, and it seems that at NAMM 2020 they have now confirmed there will be such a thing (thanks to MusicRadar): The Gibson Custom Shop… Read More »Gibson confirm signature Les Paul Silverburst

Tool & Miley Cyrus play Bonnaroo

Tool & Miley Cyrus play Bonnaroo

Bonnaroo have announced a dream lineup for many fans this year, with pop act Miley Cyrus joining Tool onstage at the 2020 festival. There’s a few other bands you may or may not like, such as Primus, Oysterhead, Tenacious D, King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Run the Jewels, Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats, Turkauz with Jerry Harrison & Adrian Belew and Tame Impala.

Fourtheye Readers Top 10 albums of 2019

Fourtheye Readers Top 10 albums of 2019

The poll has closed, and I’ve tallied up the votes. 73 readers voted this time around, each selecting up to 10 of their favorite albums of 2019. It was pretty close at the top, with 5 albums only just missing out on the top 10. It’s also a list very strong on progressive rock/metal. I guess this should be no surprise given were Tool fans, but previous lists have generally… Read More »Fourtheye Readers Top 10 albums of 2019

Fourtheye Best Albums of 2019 poll closing soon!

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Just a quick reminder that the Fourtheye Best Albums of 2019 poll will be closing at the end of the day today! Get your votes in, and the results will be posted in the next week, as well as my top 10. It’s great to see all the suggestions so far, I know I’ve taken a listen to plenty of the albums you lot have suggested.