Youtuber saystheman behindthemask has created an interesting video taking us through some of the making of Tool‘s Undertow. It’s a reasonably comprehensive video, and one that I learned a couple of things from. If this sounds like your thing, check it out below!
Cool article came across my desk this morning, in which Tool sound blokes Liam Halpin and Alan “Nobby” Hopkinson discuss some new audio hardware the band has employed in it’s Fear Inoculum shows: Late last year, as fans eagerly awaited the release of Tool’s first new album in 13 years, Fear Inoculum, Halpin and FOH engineer Alan “Nobby” Hopkinson introduced an overhead speaker system to add an extra dimension to… Read More »Tool live audio system upgrade
Announced this week was news that US Industralist Author & Punisher will continue supporting Tool as they head down to Australia and New Zealand later this month. It’s a pretty interesting act, which according to wikipedia: Most of the instrumentation and controllers he uses, entitled “Drone Machines” and “Dub Machines”, are custom designed and fabricated by Shone from raw materials and open source electronic circuitry https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Author_%26_Punisher I was a pretty… Read More »Author & Punisher to support Tool Down Under
Grammy award winning band Tool have just announced another show in their (currently) short March tour, this time playing at the Maverik Center in Salt Lake City, UT. According to Toolband tickets go on sale this Wednesday: TOOL will be performing on MARCH 16 in Salt Lake City @ Maverik Center VIP packages onsale this Wednesday 29th at 10am local to Toolarmy members. General ticket onsale this Friday 31st at… Read More »Tool add Salt Lake City show
I’m not a huge fan of the Grammy’s but it’s one of the better known music awards around these days, and Tool today won the gong for Best Metal Performance with 7empest. Justin Chancellor and Danny Carey were both on handy to accept the award – I haven’t seen any footage yet, however reportedly Danny paid tribute to Neil Peart. Update: video added! For those interested, also in the running… Read More »7empest wins Grammy for Best Metal Performance
Looks like Tool have found a gap in their schedule for March, and have just announced a small run of dates in the Pacific North West, including Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Not sure at this time if the dates are part of a wider tour, or if it’s just a quick jaunt. Tickets go on sale this Friday: TOOL NORTHWESTERN TOUR DATES Tickets are on-sale this FRIDAY, JANUARY 24 at… Read More »Tool announce short Pacific North West tour
NAMM is one of the biggest shows in the musical instrument industry, and it’s the time of year when a range of manufacturers announce new models and such. Last year there was some suggestion from Adam Jones that he was working with Gibson on a guitar, and it seems that at NAMM 2020 they have now confirmed there will be such a thing (thanks to MusicRadar): The Gibson Custom Shop… Read More »Gibson confirm signature Les Paul Silverburst
Bonnaroo have announced a dream lineup for many fans this year, with pop act Miley Cyrus joining Tool onstage at the 2020 festival. There’s a few other bands you may or may not like, such as Primus, Oysterhead, Tenacious D, King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Run the Jewels, Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats, Turkauz with Jerry Harrison & Adrian Belew and Tame Impala.
You lot had your say as to what were the best albums of 2019, and now after some procrastination it’s my turn. My list doesn’t share a whole lot with yours – that’s ok, I just tend to sway towards heavier music, as you’ll gather from the list below. I’m also not as big a fan of prog as you mob. It’s true – I love Tool, but it’s not… Read More »Hellboy’s Top 10 albums of 2019
The poll has closed, and I’ve tallied up the votes. 73 readers voted this time around, each selecting up to 10 of their favorite albums of 2019. It was pretty close at the top, with 5 albums only just missing out on the top 10. It’s also a list very strong on progressive rock/metal. I guess this should be no surprise given were Tool fans, but previous lists have generally… Read More »Fourtheye Readers Top 10 albums of 2019