Us long suffering Tool fans are used to periods of near radio silence from the band, and while that’s ok when there’s not much happening, it becomes much harder when we know that something is imminent. There are plenty of rumours flying around, but it’s pretty hard to discern what is true and what is false. They come from a range of sources – relatives, friends of the band, some… Read More »Tool New Album rumour update April 2019
Ah, April Fools! In prior years I’ve been organised enough to do some fooling of my own, but this year instead I will reflect on what is increasingly becoming an irrelevant event. In these days of the internet, it takes a genuinely good post to fool anyone. Indeed many were predicting today would be the day Tool announce a new album. While April 1 is not over, I personally think… Read More »April Tools!
Ettan on the forum let me know today that the Tool Drive Project has had a recent update. For those that don’t know, this project does a fantastic job of collecting, preserving and documenting Tool live recordings, and is a must visit for anyone interested in these things: 2019.03.19: The site is live! For those of you with rclone set up correctly, send us an email with a username for… Read More »Tool Drive Project gets updated!
I’ve speculated for some time that there would be further dates added to the Tool USA tour in May, and this morning it seems like we have another batch: Jacksonville, FL – May 5, 2019 – Welcome To Rockville –(on Sale now) Brimingham, AL – May 7, 2019 – Legacy Arena At The Bcc –(on Sale 3/15/19 10 AM Local Time) Louisville, KY – May 8, 2019 – KFC Yum!… Read More »Tool add further US dates to May tour
Following up from yesterdays rumour of Tool entering the mastering phase, a few more bits of info have come to light to put this much closer to the “confirmed” category. Firstly, electronic artist Of The Trees has tweeted some further detail on his meeting with Tool: I imagine it was a chance encounter with the band at the airport or some other venue, rather than a planned thing. Secondly, Adam… Read More »Update: Mastering confirmed
I had a source of mine tell me today that Danny Carey missed an advertised show at the Baked Potato last night, because he was on a plane with the rest of the band headed to Maine for mastering the new Tool album – presumably with Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering Studios. The source was a new one to me, and one I considered unverified, so I posted with some… Read More »Are Tool mastering the new album?
Looks like Danny Carey has a new side project with some dudes from Zappa Plays Zappa: Stumpfest takes place over Easter this year in Portland, Oregon, and features other great acts such as Elder, Baptists and Earthless. As per the Facebook post above, the Danny Carey Trio join the party on Saturday night the 20th of April. In other Danny related news, I note a recent post on Toolband: The… Read More »The Danny Carey Trio
Another month has passed, and Blair shares with us another Tool newsletter. It’s a pretty dense newsletter, with a few veiled hints at a range of things, from release dates, to a possible Australian tour. I’ve seen a few interpretations around the place, ranging from a April 19 release date, as well as some rumours suggestion Tool could town Down Under as soon as July, but nothing really solid enough… Read More »Tool February 2019 Newsletter
With a new Tool album on the way, I thought it would be fun to review some of the posts that came out around the time of their last album 10,000 Days release. One review that sticks in mind is the infamous review from Andy King, who I believe was a radio DJ who attended a listening party. From memory he didn’t realise there was a non-disclosure agreement, and published… Read More »Nostalgia: 10,000 Days Andy King Review
Maynard has this morning posted a more detailed update for us in Twitter, outlining some of the reasons why, and a ballpark release window for the new Tool album launch: The most interesting point this raises for me is that what will happen on the coming US and European shows? Will we see new material? Will they just be greatest hits shows in the same mold as the last few… Read More »New Tool album now scheduled for May-July