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Revolver look back on Lateralus

Revolver look back on Lateralus

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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

Tool Newsletter May 2021

Tool Newsletter May 2021

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

The untold story of Tool’s Lateralus at 20

The untold story of Tool’s Lateralus at 20

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’s Bullet Train to Iowa + Maynard interview

Puscifer’s Bullet Train to Iowa + Maynard interview

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

Newest packaging coming soon

Adam Jones teases Tool package prototype?

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?

Justin Chancellor Ernie Ball StingRay Bass

Justin Chancellor Bass up for Auction

Tool bassplayer Justin Chancellor is currently auctioning one of his Ernie Ball Musicman Stingray basses for charity. Run by French metal band Gojira, this fundraiser is for Brazil’s Indigenous People Articulation (APIB). Proceeds of this, and other auctions will raise much needed funds. According to Toolband: Justin has autographed and painted his 2019 short scale Ernie Ball StingRay bass and donated it for a live auction raising funds for indigenous… Read More »Justin Chancellor Bass up for Auction

Billy D and the Hall of the Feathered Serpents

Billy D and the Hall of the Feathered Serpents

Maynard and his band of jolly performers, otherwise known as Puscifer will be hosting another live streamed concert, this time focused on the music of Money $hot. The trailer below sets the theme with Billy D being the main attraction, and presumably the live stream somewhat resembling the wrestling heavy comedy of the album tour: Earlybird tickets are US$20 each, with the price rising to $25 at some point in… Read More »Billy D and the Hall of the Feathered Serpents

Some “Wicked” Tool news coming soon?

Some “Wicked” Tool news coming soon?

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?

Hellboy’s Top 10 albums of 2020

Hellboy’s Top 10 albums of 2020

Happy Invasion Day everyone! A few weeks ago I gave you Fourtheye’s Top 10, and now it’s my turn. There were plenty of cool albums this year, and this time around my Top 10 aligns somewhat with yours, with a number of shared albums. This year, I reckon it was a pretty decent one for releases. While a few I found a little underwhelming (in particular Puscifer & Mr Bungle)… Read More »Hellboy’s Top 10 albums of 2020

Tool Newsletter January 2021

Tool Newsletter January 2021

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