Former Tool bass player Paul D'Amour has been announced as the new bass player for Industrial metal stalwarts Ministry. He'll be joining them on their tour next month, and has also apparently joined them in the studio.
Paul D’Amour speaks in the latest issue of Bass Player magazine, mostly discussing his work with Lesser Key, however he does touch on his time with Tool and his reasons for leaving: How did your time in Tool affect you as a musician? That experience changed my DNA. To go from 0 to 100 miles an hour in the span of a year was incredible. All of a sudden, we… Read More »Paul D’Amour speaks to Bass Player Magazine
Former Tool bass player Paul D’Amour released his the first album from his band Lesser Key on April 1 on Sumerian Records. You can stream the whole album officially via Youtube, and if and when you’re ready, buy the thing via Amazon. “Freedom is a double-edged sword…we are inspired to create from the ugly as well as the beautiful.” The Los Angeles based rock group, LESSER KEY represents an exploration… Read More »Paul releases Lesser Key
Sam messaged me this morning to let me know about this new Ebay item: a custom Ibanez Bass used by former Tool man Paul D’Amour. According to the description: Designed per Paul’s specifications in the Ibanez custom shop. Silver w/mirror pick guard, Maple neck, Badass bridge and humbucking pick-ups. (Body was damaged in the heat of battle but solidly repaired) ONLY ONE MADE! Auction includes case. Was played on stage… Read More »Paul D’Amour Custom Bass on Ebay
The new track by Feersum Ennjin called The Fourth have been released. This track features Danny recording with former Tool bass played Paul D’Amour for the first time since Undertow. Thanks to Revolver the track can now be previewed! What do you guys think? The new album can be pre-ordered on Amazon.
Looks like in between playing with King Crimson, Volto! and writing Tool songs, Danny has found time to record a track with Feersum Ennjin called The Fourth. Here’s the story from Facebook: We’re moving the release date of "Feersum Ennjin" back to Nov. 22 so we can include a new song, "The Fourth." "The Fourth" was recorded very recently and reunited Paul with his former band mate, Danny Carey, for… Read More »Danny records with Feersum Ennjin
In a Revolver double header today, we have news from both Maynard and former Tool bass player Paul D’Amour. Firstly, Maynard talks briefly about the release of the new Puscifer album Conditions of My Parole (which should be out now!). When asked about Tool he mentioned: How many times a day does someone ask you about a new Tool record? At least 20… Wait, what time is it? 22. Twenty-two… Read More »Maynard & Paul Revolver Double Tag Team
According to a post by wookubus from somewhere (presumably Toolarmy?): Maynard James Keenan of Tool/Puscifer fame has been hinting in recent interviews that A Perfect Circle may reconvene next year to work on new material and presumably tour in support of it. Not sure what to think of that. Personally I’ll believe a significant APC reunion when I see it… Christophe emailed me to mention that there are several Paul… Read More »APC, Feersum Ennjin, Puscifer EP