In amongst all the Tool news (as well as me being away) I never got around to posting about the new A Perfect Circle video for their track Disillusioned. The video follows a similar theme to the lyrics, and serves as an observation of societies obsession with electronic devices. The band has also announced that James Iha will be sitting out the next tour due to commitments with the newly… Read More »A Perfect Circle release Disillusioned video and announce James Iha replacement
The results are in for the Fourtheye Readers Best Albums of 2015 poll! This year it is a genuine Top 10 as there were no ties to deal with. The winner probably won’t surprise anyone, but there are a few surprises further down in the list. Thanks to all of those who contributed – I counted 644 unique votes this time around, and a list of all albums with two… Read More »Fourtheye Readers Best Albums of 2015 results
Around about this time every year, Australian festival promoters release details on the lineups for their summer music festivals. One of these is the popular rock/metal festival Soundwave 2016. Tool, being regular Australian tourists routinely get mentioned as a possible headline act for these festivals. Since the release of 10,000 Days, Tool have headlined the Big Day Out Festival twice, as well as a headlining tour following a Japanese Ozzfest… Read More »Could Tool be playing in Australia at Soundwave 2016?
Failure are a band that are often cited by Tool members as an influence on their sound and songwriting, and after a lengthly split, they’re back on the radar and have a new album reading for your listening pleasure. Have a listen using the widget below, and if you dig it, pre-order from their website. Album is out on the 30th of June. Maynard had this to say about the… Read More »Take a listen to Failure’s new album The Heart is a Monster
Hopefully you have some money left in your wallets after funding the new Suns of the Tundra album, as Failure are also heading down that path in order to release their first album since reuniting last year. Using Pledge Music, Failure have a range of rewards from digital downloads to vinyl, as well as a bunch of other items (guitar pedals, signed stuff, etc) starting from $10.
Maynard celebrated his 50th birthday over the weekend with a couple of concerts featuring his bands Puscifer and A Perfect Circle, support act Failure and a number of other surprises. The way the set was structured was the first surprise – rather than each band having their own set, it was one large show split into two acts where each band got play a short 3-4 song set before moving… Read More »Cinquanta round-up
Failure have been confirmed as one of the support acts for the coming Tool tour in the US according to their Facebook page: We’ll be joining Tool on their upcoming tour (U.S. dates between March 9 in Reno and March 27 in Phoenix), marking the first time Failure & Tool have toured together since 1996. “Looking forward to hanging with my old mates, but more importantly, it’s a chance for… Read More »Failure confirmed as support for Tool tour
Due to popular demand, a second Cinquanta show (featuring A Perfect Circle, Puscifer and Failure) has been added for the 11th of May 2014. Tickets are on sale now I believe, and you can get them here!
Those that pay close attention to the members of Tool birthdays you will surely have remembered that next year is Maynard’s 50th birthday. To celebrate he’s bringing together two of his bands, A Perfect Circle and Puscifer as well as one of his favorite other bands Failure. Details of this Cinquanta (Italian for 50) are below: Puscifer, A Perfect Circle and Failure celebrate Maynard James Keenan’s 50th Birthday on May… Read More »Maynard’s Cinquanta