Having released just over 50 songs over three decades, Tool’s discography has always given preference to quality over quantity, inviting fans to dive down the wormhole of Maynard James Keenan’s highly conceptualized and interpretive lyrics.
4: All four of Tool’s full-length studio albums have sold at least 1 million copies each. Their biggest seller is Aenima, with 3.7 million. $151.6 million: The total reported gross earned over Tool’s career on the road, according to Billboard Boxscore.
Salival is a live, outtake, and video album, released as a limited edition box set in CD/VHS and CD/DVD formats in 2000 by American rock band Tool. It includes a 56-page book of photos and stills from their music videos.
Creativity and Weirdness: As mentioned, the band just has a certain vibe that is pretty unique to Tool, its totally weird and psychedelic and just a little dark. Their overall vibe, musical creativity (just listen to the intro of Eulogy), combined with the 3 above reasons I think is what makes the band so popular.
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The release of ‘Existential Reckoning‘ comes 14 months after Tool unleashed ‘Fear Inoculum’, their first album in 13 years. Tool were set to tour the US extensively in support of the album in 2020, with the focus shifting to Puscifer in 2021.
Tool released an album after more than 13 years — Alan Cross explains why it took so long.
In 1994, Danny Carey said the band name stands for how they want their music to be a “tool” to aid in understanding lachrymology. Lachrymology is the art of crying as a type of therapy. However, this was just another rumor they started (as many bands do) to keep us (or them) entertained.
|Producer||David Bottrill Tool|
|Salival (2000) Lateralus (2001) 10,000 Days (2006)|
|Singles from Lateralus|
D’Amour was born in Spokane, Washington. … D’Amour left Tool in 1995. According to drummer Danny Carey, D’Amour left the band because he wanted to play guitar rather than bass.
Sources say this is the first time Tool have performed this particular Led Zeppelin track since 1998. Tool’s last album, 10,000 Days, was released in 2006. “No Quarter” appeared on Led Zeppelin’s Houses of the Holy in 1973.
But apart from their fans, Tool is also praised by some of the most prominent rock and metal musicians of today. So in an exclusive Artist Direct column, the likes of Tom Morello, Robert Trujillo, Bill Kelliher and Devin Townsend shared their opinions on the band, unanimously praising their work.
Tool have begun working on their long-awaited follow-up to the 10,000 Days album and we just got another piece of the puzzle. Thanks to an Instagram post from Adam Jones, we now know that the band will be working with producer Joe Barresi, or Evil Joe Barresi as they prefer to call him, on their upcoming disc.
Tool Concert Setlist at Wings Stadium, Kalamazoo on July 15, 1998 | setlist.fm.
|Past members||Paul D’Amour|
Justin Gunnar Walter Chancellor
Justin Gunnar Walter Chancellor is an English musician formerly in the band Peach but best known as the bass player for progressive metal band Tool.
“Thick as a Brick” is the longest popular rock song ever recorded. It is so long that it’s actually the only track on the album, with each part taking up an entire side!
The average Tool song is 06:03 long, the median Tool song is 05:57.
|Recorded||March 2018 – January 2019|
|Studio||Henson Recording, Los Angeles United Recording, Los Angeles The Loft, Los Angeles|
|Genre||Progressive rock progressive metal alternative metal|
Tool Are The First Band Ever To Have Songs In All Top 10 Spots On Billboard’s Rock Sales Chart. Tool currently have all Top 10 tracks on Billboard’s Rock Digital Sales Chart. So far, progressive metal titans Tool have been owning the Hell out of the lead-up to their new album, Fear Inoculum.
Wings for Marie and 10,000 Days (Wings pt. 2) are two of the most beautiful love songs ever written. They are Maynards tribute to his Mother who passed away after a decades long combination of illnesses from the album 10,000 Days.
Why has Tool’s fifth album taken so long to make? … Keenan’s attention shifted dramatically from Tool to Puscifer and his growing wine business, staying extremely busy while his bandmates began collecting ideas for a new record.
“We don’t have a problem with streaming,” the singer told Rock Feed of his own band’s stance. … “There’s a reason that Tool waited as long as they did to put the stuff up on streaming services. Because they knew they weren’t gonna be compensated for something that they worked their asses off for.”
As they continue work on their long-awaited new studio album, Tool are keeping it old school. As revealed in a new Instagram post from guitarist Adam Jones, the band is recording its new album to tape in analog.
Tool: Maynard James Keenan’s band doesn’t have a unique reason for staying away from digital music – like many on this list, he doesn’t want his band’s work consumed in random pieces. … The band’s music isn’t on iTunes or Spotify and it has never allowed its label to split up its songs into a greatest-hits collection.
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