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Today in Mastodon: new beer coming, Masto/Tool supergroup opening for Primus

Posted by on October 19, 2017

Mastodon has had a pretty prolific year, having released and album and an EP while being on tour for much of the year and making the late night rounds. That doesn’t mean that they’re sitting still, even as they continue to hit the road with Eagles of Death Metal and Russian Circles. For one, they’ve […]

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‘Metal Hammer’ readers pick their 20 favorite songs of the ’90s

Posted by on August 31, 2017

Remember earlier this month when UK mag Metal Hammer came up with a list of the top 100 metal songs of the ’90s? It was controversial, inspired debate over what was metal and what wasn’t, and was a bit all over the map, as was metal in the ’90s, actually. We made our own list with […]

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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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