The latest in a series of Tool Lateralus retrospectives can be found on Revolver, with Justin, Adam, Maynard and Danny all chiming in. This article was original published in 2008 apparently, but I don’t remember it, so assuming most of you won’t either! There’s not a heap of info here, but does add a little more perspective to the friction the band faced internally prior to the sessions: KEENAN After I… Read More »Revolver look back on Lateralus
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In the latest Tool Newsletter for May 2021 Blair recounts some of the story behind the recording of FAAIP DE OIAD from the recently 20 year old Lateralus. While you may be well aware of the Art Bell link to this track, there is more detail about how Danny went about recording the rest of the track, including some of the synths that were utilised. For those who aren’t Blair… Read More »Tool Newsletter May 2021
2021 is the year that Tool’s Lateralus hits 20 years old! While there’s no indication the band will celebrate (yet) Kerrang have celebrated with a new, and insightful interview with bassist Justin Chancellor. He reveals quite a bit about the writing of the album, and the tensions surrounding it. Even going as far as saying Tool spent the first day in the studio “having it out with each other”: “We… Read More »The untold story of Tool’s Lateralus at 20
Fresh from Adam’s Instagram (well, a few days old anyway, since I was out in the field for a week) is a preview of some new Tool package. There’s not a lot of detail on what it is! Some speculate that this could finally be some kind of vinyl – possibly a Fear Inoculum release, Lateralus anniversary edition, or possibly even a box set? It’s hard to say much more… Read More »Adam Jones teases Tool package prototype?
Blair suggests today that some exciting Tool news will be surfacing soon. I can’t imagine a tour is on the cards anytime in 2021, so either it’s tour news that some time off, or something else? New record, live streams, vinyl, blankets – the points of speculation are endless. Those of us who work for the band wish we could share more news updates that fans would find truly exciting…… Read More »Some “Wicked” Tool news coming soon?
It’s been a little while since we’ve had a Tool Newsletter with a great deal of updates from band members, but Blair has posted one recently which updates us on what Danny & Justin are up to at the moment: Would you good folks settle for a half of a Tool newsletter? Okay, great! Here we go. A while back I mentioned that DANNY was tracking with Peter Murphy (of… Read More »Tool Newsletter January 2021
A video come out back in October from Synth jockey Peter Grenader, who’s worked with Danny Carey numerous times, in particular his Toolbox synth from recent Tool tours and the track Chocolate Chip Trip. Below is a Youtube clip of him twiddling some knobs on Danny’s synth. Importantly this video has a comment: Yup! Was just over there last week, going to be back this week. Working on a a… Read More »Peter Grenader working with Danny on something Tool related
For the Tool fan that has it all, now you can have a kitchen sink! This sink is now up for auction, and is autographed by all members of the band! It’s part of a charity auction to support the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund Happy bidding! The auction closes on December 2nd
The latest guest on Alex Grey‘s COSM podcast is Tool bass player Justin Chancellor – it’s a great interview where Justin talks at length about his and Tool’s creative process and in particular Fear Inoculum. Alex also gives us his thoughts on the creative process and how the artwork was inspired by the band. It’s a great listen, thankfully free of outrageous claims regarding new recordings, though Justin does indicate… Read More »Justin Chancellor speaks to Alex Grey
Hannah Sim, who was one half of Osseus Labyrint passed away recently, with Tool guitarist Adam Jones taking note in a recent Instagram post: View this post on Instagram A post shared by Adam Jones (@adamjones_tv) on Nov 10, 2020 at 1:35pm PST She and partner Mark Steger worked with Jones and Tool on the Schism video. They also joined them on the road for a couple of tours following… Read More »Tool Schism collaborator Hannah Sim passes away