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Tool rumored to be remastering albums for vinyl release

Posted by on August 14, 2017

It wasn’t too long ago that Maynard James Keenan explained why it’s taking 10,000 days for a new Tool and A Perfect Circle album. It has already been confirmed that we won’t expect to see anything new this year, however, we did notice an updated website. Despite bassist Justin Chancellor revealing they are 90% away from […]

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Maynard James Keenan explains why he doesn’t like cellphones at shows

Posted by on July 19, 2017

It’s no secret anymore – cell phone usage during shows has gotten out of hand. Let’s face it, all you have to do is set up a Facebook live feed for all of your friends to see the event you’re at in piss-poor quality. People tend to stare at their phones more than the band […]

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Maynard James Keenan explains why it’s taking 10,000 days for a new Tool and A Perfect Circle album

Posted by on July 13, 2017

This might be the first time Maynard James Keenan has fully opened up about why it’s taken so long for both Tool and A Perfect Circle to record new albums. It has been since 2006 for Tool’s 10,000 Days and 2004 when APC released their cover album entitled Emotive. On episode 986 of The Joe […]

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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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