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
Well known Tool optimist Danny Carey has claimed in a recent interview with Metal Hammer that the band have plenty of material ready for a new album, which I’m sure will be out sometime this decade: My hope is we get in and knock out another record. We have tons of material. It’s not going to take 12 years, or if it does, I’ll probably be so old I probably can’t pick… Read More »Danny claims Tool have tons of material
A buddy of my from Toolnavy let me know that he’s been part of a recent podcast on FCC Free Radio which celebrates the release of Tool‘s Fear Inoculum. The cool thing about it is the giveaway, which I believe is some kind of unique tour related merch. Check it out if that kind of thing interests you: Tonight on METAL GROOVE RADIO we celebrate the long awaited TOOL release… Read More »Groove Metal Radio
There’s a ton of good Tool content out there at the moment, lots of which I’m yet to post here on Fourtheye. I’m slowly catching up but the one that has caught my eye this evening is Evan Ball speaking will Tool bassplayer Justin Chancellor on the new Striking A Chord podcast. It’s a pretty great interview, very open conversation with Justin as he takes us through the days pre-Tool,… Read More »Justin Chancellor on Striking A Chord