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Tool update: Justin Chancellor says they’re “90% there” with new album

Posted by on June 26, 2017

This past Saturday (24), Tool wrapped up their Summer  tour by playing their largest headlining show ever, along with the likes of Primus, Clutch, Fantomas, The Melvins and more. Before that, however, bassist Justin Chancellor sat down with the Metal Sucks podcast to talk about a bunch of stuff, including the follow-up to 2006’s 10,000 Days. […]

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Two guys got matching Tool tattoos on their butts

Posted by on June 20, 2017

Back in 2015, Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan was most likely joking when he called Tool fans clamoring for new music “retards.” The  singer has always had a cantankerous relationship with the press and his fans, and has a sense of humor subtle and dry enough that it’s very easy to misconstrue what he says. […]

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Tool are back on “The Pot” again for first time since 2012

Posted by on June 8, 2017

Tool are like the Grateful Dead now, in that they have legions of fans that will follow them anywhere, are increasingly known as a live band moreso than for their studio albums (c’mon dudes, 11 years?), and also that they have enough of a catalogue that they can pull out songs that they havent’ played in […]

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Amplified Premiere: Future Figment spiral out, keep going in new video

Posted by on June 2, 2017

In this Very Special Episode of Amplified, we take an exclusive first look at the brand new video for “Dementia” from Icelandic proggers Future Figment. As I’ve no doubt mentioned here before, I’m one of *those* Tool fans, so I’m constantly looking for bands to scratch a similar itch for me. Future Figment is probably […]

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Tool’s Maynard James Keenan defends right to act like a “whining, entitled snowflake” at Boston Calling Fest

Posted by on May 30, 2017

Memorial Day weekend sparked a few political comments including Danzig defending Donald Trump’s travel ban. On Sunday (28), Tool headlined the final night at the Boston Calling festival, and frontman Maynard James Keenan shared his thoughts on law enforcement saying: “As artists, we interpret and report, that’s our job. We are merchants of emotion. We […]

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Tool play “Eulogy” for first time since 2001

Posted by on May 26, 2017

Tool kicked off their 2017 tour on Wednesday, and if you were expecting some new tracks, well, you’re going to be disappointed, at least so far. However, they played Hershey, PA last night, and busted out a song they hadn’t played in 16 years. “Eulogy,” a high point of 1996’s Aenima written in part as a tribute to […]

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The wait is over – Tool finally has a new… website

Posted by on May 18, 2017

It’s been over a decade since Tool released 2006’s 10,000 Days. The latest update we heard on a new album was from a secondhand account promising the band will start recording in the Fall. However, it seems updating their website took priority. The band hasn’t fully re-designed their site since 2002 and needed a complete […]

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Today’s ripoff contender: Seether vs. Tool

Posted by on May 16, 2017

Seether recently released their overall seventh studio album Poison the Parish last Friday (12) and while we were excited about it, it seems the song “Let You Down,” sounds a lot like Tool’s “Stinkfist.” Most bands find inspiration from other artists. However, is it taking the inspiration too far? While Iron Maiden are currently facing […]

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Clutch, Fantomas added to already packed SoCal Tool show

Posted by on May 15, 2017

Of all the shows that Tool is playing this Summer, the Glen Helen Amphitheater shows in Southern California was already the biggest show on the tour. While the quartet are playing some festival shows in New York and Boston, this show, featuring Primus, Melvins and The Crystal Method, was practically them headlining their own festival. […]

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A Perfect Circle say no album (or Tool album) this year

Posted by on May 8, 2017

If you’re a fan of A Perfect Circle, 2017 has been a good year for you. The band unveiled their new lineup, announced that they’d be touring, and have already debuted two new songs on the tour, “Feathers” and “Hourglass.” In fact, when Billy Howerdel announced that the band had signed a new deal with BMG, […]

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