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Tool December 2016 Newsletter

Just in time for Xmas is Blair‘s December 2016 Tool Newsletter (you can find it in the newsletters section on Toolband).  It takes a Q&A format this time around, and doesn’t contain any info that typical Blair detractors need to know – save yourself the effort this Xmas Day (or Boxing Day if you’re an Aussie like me)! If you are interested in Blair’s writings, then it contains some of… Read More »Tool December 2016 Newsletter

Tool VIP Event round-up

The Tool VIP Event has come and gone, and as expected it included a rehearsal and a Q & A session. A warning for those wanting to stay spoiler free for the show – rehearsal included a couple of surprises, which may or may not bne reflected in the setlist, so I’d avoid reading much further. At the session where Adam Jones, Danny Carey and Justin Chancellor. Maynard wasn’t in… Read More »Tool VIP Event round-up

Tool Monster Mash Festival in Arizona confirmed

Many of you would have noticed the post on Toolband already (and on other numerous social media sites) that the rumoured Tool show on October 31 at the Monster Mash Music Festival in AZ has been confirmed. Supporting will be Primus and another couple of bands. Blair notes that there is some important ticket information: TOOL will be performing at the 2015 MONSTER MASH MUSIC FEST at TEMPE BEACH PARK… Read More »Tool Monster Mash Festival in Arizona confirmed

Wait for it…

A mysterious post appeared on Toolband over the weekend with nothing other than “Wait for it…” and a small orange dot being posted. “Wait for what?” is the obvious question here, but it appears there are a couple of possibilities. Rumours (I have no insight into the source except it comes from a Tool Army fan page on Facebook) suggest that Tool might be headlining the Monster Mash Music Festival… Read More »Wait for it…

Tool May 2015 Newsletter

Blair has posted the May 2015 Tool Newsletter for your reading pleasure. It’s one that is unlikely to win many fans amongst Blair’s critics, however may drop a few cryptic hints as to what Tool are up to these days. The most interesting part I got from it was: How about the rumors of the band playing some festival date, where they can finally unveil Junior’s drone-suspended lightning configuration? No…… Read More »Tool May 2015 Newsletter

Adam posts a “Mid progress Cover Art for P@M”

An interesting post on Instagram today from Adam, where he gives us a “Mid progress Cover Art for P@M”. The image itself looks kinda “Toolish” and is quite similar to another he posted a week ago. The question is – is Adam working on some kind of art for a future Tool release? Is it for the “curveball” or for the new album? Is it for a video? What the… Read More »Adam posts a “Mid progress Cover Art for P@M”

Is Joe Barresi the closer?

Adam posted a pic on Instagram a short while ago, showing Joe Barresi at a large mixing desk with the quote: *A little taste ~ Mixing a would be jam with Evil Joe Barresi. ~ #Tool Looks like something is on the final stretch. Unless Tool are playing their cards very close to their chest, I don’t think it’s the new album!

Tool bring in “the closer” to get the job done

A cryptic message appeared on Toolband today courtesy of Blair: The closer is brought in to get the job done… using everything in his arsenal. There’s a couple of theories on what this could mean. Perhaps Maynard is finally getting into the newly refurbished Loft to lay down the vocals for the new Tool album? The chill on the forum also pointed out that “the closer” is a bit of… Read More »Tool bring in “the closer” to get the job done

February 2015 Tool Newsletter

Blair has posted the February 2015 Tool Newsletter, and it’s a pretty straight forward one, giving us some solid updates on where Tool are at, as well as some further clarification in the recent Motörhead issue: With regards to the chance meeting between members of Tool and their friends in Motorhead in the same recording facility – this had absolutely nothing to do with the preparation, recording, mixing or mastering!… Read More »February 2015 Tool Newsletter

Blair adds further clarity to studio issue

Blair took some time out from thanking Obama today to give us some insight into the recent Tool/Motörhead scandal, and advises us that it’s likely to be one of the following scenarios: A) The members of Tool that the guys in Motorhead saw and interacted with in the studio were actually the DECOY members of the band , who have started tracking tunes for the new DECOY Tool album. B)… Read More »Blair adds further clarity to studio issue