Just as I was about to write a rant about Tool have let their fans down with a lack of communication, Adam posts a grab on Instagram which teases their often previewed live track Descending. All of a sudden my anger has subsided somewhat. Many hoped that we’d see some new songs played at the upcoming shows (the first of which is on Sunday), with probably just as many expecting… Read More »Adam teases Descending in Instagram
The wait for details on the new album is long, and so far unsatisfying, and it appears that even with a tour on the horizon only the most optimistic of us expect some kind of deliverance in the coming days. Even a much hyped website update seemed to reveal little. Instead, we can turn to mindless speculation. Today I pose the following question – would you prefer: An album containing… Read More »Discussion: album track length predictions
There was a leaked lineup for the Aftershock Festival that came out yesterday, will Tool claimed as the headliner. Today we have formal confirmation that Tool will indeed be the final act on Sunday night the 13th of October.
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