cEvin Key from Skinny Puppy recently had the opportunity to tour The Loft, and chat with Tool drummer Danny Carey, as well as synth guru Peter Grenader to checkout the collection of vintage synths within. I haven’t seen the footage, but apparently it’s available to subscribers on cEvin’s Patreon channel. Peter was kind enough to share a few photos on Facebook though! Here’s an Imgur link for you non-Facebookers!
Looks like Blair has been productive during these locked down times, and authored another book to add to his collection. This ones called The Paragon Junk, and you can read the blurb below: When cryptic messages begin to appear in the blog threads of a noted skeptic of fringe-ologists (especially the pseudoscientific ideas of ancient astronaut theorists), at first the cyber-attacks are dismissed as esoteric jabberwocky trumpeted by the latest… Read More »The Paragon Junk
Not much Tool news these days, so it’s nice to have something to post! Many of you will recall that Gibson released a special full size replica of Adam Jones’ Les Paul Silverburst, and that it was pretty damn expensive, as well as hard to get. While we wait for a cheaper version of this (there are rumours of a regular signature model, or an Epiphone model) Axe Heaven has… Read More »Adam Jones Gibson Mini Replicas
Are you a citizen of the United States? Are you a Canadian who is able to do simple maths? Are you happy for your personal information to be sold to third parties? If so, join the Tool Sweepstakes for your chance to win a signed poster and drum head! Details can be found on the Toolband store. Entries close on the 12th of July, 2021
Just what you’ve all been waiting for – 10,000 Days 15th Anniversary merch! Send more money! (I don’t mind the gold eyes shirt personally) Don’t forget to throw a $60 pillow into your cart too! https://store.toolband.com/dept/10000-days?cp=109315_109797
Facebook Tool Memorabilia fanatic Richard Keenan is always good for some cool Tool stuff. In the spirit of the Lateralus Anniversary, he shared some of the original transparencies created by Alex Grey for its amazing album art. Enjoy!
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
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
Puscifer promotion is in full swing at the moment, mostly related to the pre-recorded Billy D and the Hall of the Feathered Serpents streaming event happening 17th April. Details on that over here. Firstly there’s a video from the track Bullet Train to Iowa from their latest album Existential Reckoning. It features some Billy D related lore, as well as some Meats Meier animation. Check it out: Next up is… Read More »Puscifer’s Bullet Train to Iowa + Maynard interview