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
Gibson have formally release the new Adam Jones Silverburst replicas with the release of The Witness – a new instrumental track composed by the Tool guitar player. The recording itself also features the other members of Tool, sans Maynard. The guitar comes in two editions, priced at $5999.00 for the “cheap” model, and $9999.00 for the most authentic replica. I hope you’ve been saving your pennies! They both seem pretty… Read More »The Witness by Adam Jones
Maynard James Keenan had another lengthy chat with Joe Rogan on his regular podcast. With Puscifer’s next album Existential Reckoning, the focus (for music fans anyway) is very much on that part of Maynard’s updates. They touch on a range of other topics though, including the inevitable COVID discussions, Borat and other bits of popular culture. Probably the most interesting tidbit that I can across that’s Tool related is when… Read More »Maynard talks Puscifer and other current events with Joe Rogan
There’s a growing trend among bands in these crazy COVID-19 ravaged times to hold pay per view streaming events, and Puscifer are the latest to have a go at this, with the upcoming Live at Arcosanti show. According to the blurb: Puscifer performing their new album “Existential Reckoning” in its entirety, from Arcosanti in the Arizona Desert. Livestream Event | October 30, 2020 Tickets on now at Pusciferlive.com. https://pusciferlive.com/ You… Read More »Puscifer Live at Arcosanti & Maynard’s Coronavirus
We’ve known for a little while that Puscifer have a new record coming this year, and earlier today it was announced that it would be called Existential Reckoning. It’ll be released on the 30th of October, and you can preorder the usual range of physical media here, including this interesting cassette version: Accompanying this announcement is the latest track from the record – The Underwhelming – you can listen to… Read More »Puscifer announce Existential Reckoning
It’s almost hard to believe it’s been a year since the formal release of Tool’s latest – Fear Inoculum. And not just any year either – 2020 has been an extraordinary year in many ways, with worldwide changes that have had an impact on us all. While I’m not of the belief that the lyrics of the title track are prophetic, there certainly is an uncanny, if somewhat informal reference… Read More »Fear Inoculum: Year One
Interesting interview come out over the weekend, with Tool drummer Danny Carey having a lengthy chat with cEvin Key from Skinny Puppy. It’s a pretty chilled and laid back chat. Not a lot of new news of note, but covers a range of Tool related things, as well as covering a bunch of other Danny related projects. We worth your time I reckon.
Tool drummer Danny Carey has teamed up with musical luminaries such as Bill Kelliher from Mastodon, Les Claypool from Primus and Claudio Sanchez from Coheed & Cambria for a cover of prog rock legends Rush. The chosen track is Anthem and presented by the Two Minutes to Late Night Youtube channel. Here it is for your listening and viewing pleasure!
News from Tool guitar player Adam Jones‘ Instagram feed the other day that production of his Gibson Les Paul Silverbust Signature guitars are now underway. I haven’t seen much detail in regards to price and such, but I can’t imagine that these axes will be cheap at all. Start saving your pennies Tool fans!