Earlier this week a fellow Fourtheye comrade pointed me towards an excellent interview by Jon D’Auria featuring Justin Chancellor from Tool. Found in issue 5 of Bass Magazine it’s a pretty good read, especially for 4-string aficionados: Every song feels very complete. Do you feel that you were able to achieve your full potential, front to back? When you’re in the studio, there is always the element of asking if… Read More »Justin Chancellor talks to Bass Magazine
As we expected, Tool have this morning announced dates for Australia and New Zealand in February 2020. The tour kicks off in Perth on the 14th, and then wrapping up in Auckland on the 28th: TOOL IN CONCERT With special guest to be announced AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND FEBRUARY 2020 Presented by Frontier Touring + The Rock (NZ) FRONTIER MEMBERS PRE-SALE via frontiertouring.com/tool Runs 24 hours from: Wednesday 20 November (2pm… Read More »Tool announce Fear Inoculum tour Down Under
Wanting to throw some more of your fatass dirty dollars at Tool? Today is your lucky day! Rather than announcing the vinyl edition of the album that we really want, we get the opportunity to buy an expanded book edition of the CD you likely already own: The new iteration of Fear Inoculum includes 5 x 3D lenticular cards with exclusive graphics, an expanded 56 page booklet with additional never-before-seen… Read More »Fear Inoculum Expanded Book Edition
It’s been a while since I’ve posted about Tool Newsletters, and I feel bad. Blair’s a friend and a great supporter of all things Tool, and his stuff is worth reading. He’s posted a couple lately, both of which recount some anecdotes regarding the band, and possibly hint at further surprises to come. The October Newsletter predictably covers Halloween, and not only contains a few photos of band members out… Read More »Tool Newsletters aplenty!
Looks like it’ll be a busy year for Tool, with more dates for 2020 announced not long ago. This time it’ll be a short round of mostly southern US dates happening in January 2020: Additional U.S. tour dates have been announced. Tickets are on-sale this Friday, Nov. 15 at 10 am local time, with a limited number of VIP packages available exclusively to Tool Army members via Toolband.com this Wednesday,… Read More »Tool announced US dates for January 2020
Quick post this morning, with Aussie tour promoters Frontier Touring dropping so not so subtle hints that Tool will be announcing shows for February 2020 in about 10 days time. There’s a social media competition as well, so get onboard and feel the hype! Looks like dates in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Auckland. Sucks to be from Adelaide 🙁 but I guess I wouldn’t rule a show out yet.
There’s a pretty cool podcast called Inside Track which is related to the metal magazine Kerrang, during which they discuss the making of the latest Tool album: Fear Inoculum. It’s a pretty fun interview, listening to the banter between drummer Danny Carey and bass player Justin Chancellor is worth the effort. Engineer Joe Barresi also has some great insight into the process behind the recording of the album Some interesting… Read More »Inside Track with Danny, Justin & Joe
There’s a relatively new interview with Maynard James Keenan called The Grapes of Wrath: In Tool Veritas undertaken by Katherine Turman from LA Weekly. It’s a pretty interesting chat with Maynard actually, touching quite a bit on the writing process behind Tool‘s latest album Fear Inoculum: “Every song is from either my perspective or the perspective of an empath speaking for a friend or a group of people,” explains Keenan… Read More »Maynard speaks with LA Weekly
In good news for Tool poster aficionados, it appears that a range of artists will provide posters for the first Fear Inoculum tour, kicking off this weekend at Aftershock: TOOL TOUR PRINTS Artwork being an integral component of the Tool experience, for the 2019 Fall tour each event print will be unique. Following the band’s sonic, lyrical, and visual output, intersecting themes from the pneuma of the individual artists coalesque… Read More »Tool 2019 US Tour posters announced
In another excellent interview, Justin Chancellor talks about Tool with the UK edition of Bass Guitar magazine. He talks about the writing process, his use of various different basses and effects to achieve the sounds you hear on Fear Inoculum. Perhaps most interesting is discussion of a signature Crybaby wah pedal: I’m also developing a signature Crybaby wah pedal with Dunlop. It’s going to combine two different character wahs with… Read More »Justin speaks to Bass Guitar