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2014

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Tool Drummer Danny Carey to Play With Primus in September

August 14, 2014

Tool drummer Danny Carey will sit in on a handful of Primus dates in September while the band's original drummer, Tim "Herb" Alexander, continues to recover from open heart surgery following a heart attack last month. "The mighty Tim 'Herb'...

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Why Tool Haven't Put Out a New LP

July 15, 2014

Earlier this year, Tool guitarist Adam Jones told a group of fans that the prog-metal heavyweights' next record was not only done but would be coming out the next day – then he waited a beat and tacked on "just kidding." The fans groaned and laughed,...

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Buy Maynard James Keenan's Home for $2.5 Million

March 12, 2014

A few weeks before he turns 50, Maynard James Keenan, the frontman for Tool, A Perfect Circle and Puscifer, has decided to let go of his multimillion-dollar Los Angeles abode. He had originally listed the four-bedroom, five-and-a-half-bathroom...

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Tool Dig Deep in Spokane

March 5, 2014

Tool's spring tour kickoff show at Spokane, Washington's Veterans Memorial on March 4th wasn't in support of any new album or fresh project. One of the great rock acts of the last twenty years was instead there for another reason: to play a bevy of their...

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Tool Refute False Reports of Album Completion

March 7, 2014

Contrary to rumors, Tool have not completed a new album. The band has issued a statement exclusively to Rolling Stone explaining how a misunderstanding between the band's guitarist and a fan led to speculation that the group had completed...

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Tool Add New Dates to Spring Trek

February 11, 2014

Tool have added more dates to their spring tour, with new gigs confirmed in Las Vegas, Austin, Houston and a handful of other cities. Kicking off March 4th in Spokane, Washington, Tool previously announced West Coast shows in Portland, Reno and San Francisco,...

2013

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Bob Odenkirk Asks 'What Is Puscifer?'

December 10, 2013

Maynard James Keenan knows you have questions, and he's recruited Breaking Bad star Bob Odenkirk to ask on your behalf. "What is Puscifer?" Odenkirk wonders, before speculating. "It's part of a lady, right? Men have it, too? Is it something you should...

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Maynard James Keenan Has an Update on Next Tool Album

November 13, 2013

Maynard James Keenan has been busy lately with winemaking and new releases from his bands A Perfect Circle and Puscifer. But his biggest project, Tool, hasn't released an album since 2006's 10,000 Days. In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Keenan...

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A Perfect Circle Sell Out Live Box Set, Plan Digital Release

October 11, 2013

Last month, A Perfect Circle announced a limited-edition live CD/DVD box set, Live: Featuring Stone and Echo. But after quickly selling out of all 2,500 copies, the band has decided to release the audio and video components in digital format, due out...

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Maynard James Keenan Updates Fans on New Tool

August 21, 2013

Maynard James Keenan slipped a small update on new Tool material into his interview on Marc Maron's WTF podcast last weekend, Antiquiet notes. "I'm gonna stop by the rehearsal space today, in theory, having beaten them up going, 'Please give...

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Album Premiere: Volto Light Up With 'Incitare'

July 22, 2013

Tool drummer Danny Carey has been playing with John Ziegler and Lance Morrison for years, rocking out over sprawling, expansive tracks as Volto. The band started out as a purely fun project to play some covers at a jazz club, but has grown over the years...

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Tool Frontman Throwing Himself a 50th Birthday Party

December 3, 2013

Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan will celebrate his 50th birthday by performing with two of his other groups, Puscifer and A Perfect Circle, at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles on May 10th. The prolific rocker will also host a special performance from...

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A Perfect Circle Co-Founder: Hits Album a 'Semi-Tearjerking Exercise'

October 29, 2013

Since 1999, guitarist Billy Howerdel has been one half of the creative force behind A Perfect Circle, along with Tool's Maynard James Keenan. He's also the head honcho of Ashes Divide, an alt-prog band that has a single album to their credit, 2008's Keep...

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Maynard James Keenan Knows a Good Wig

September 17, 2013

Best known as the frontman for Tool, Maynard James Keenan's main focus these days is winemaking and his side bands, Puscifer and A Perfect Circle. While Tool are currently on hold (despite some evidence that new music is in the works), both of these acts...

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50 Greatest Live Acts Right Now

July 31, 2013

Who rules the road in 2013? To find out, Rolling Stone asked a panel of writers, industry figures and artists – from Lars Ulrich of Metallica to Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes – to vote on their favorite live performers right now. To be...

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New Tool Album Expected Early in 2014

July 16, 2013

The next album from Tool will likely be released at the beginning of 2014. Drummer Danny Carey told Loud Wire that the band is still working on their highly-anticipated fifth studio album. Though the band had mentioned the possibility of a 2013 release,...

2011

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Digest: Pearl Jam Plan 20th Anniversary; Cee Lo Records with Gwyneth Paltrow

January 5, 2011

Pearl Jam to Celebrate 20th Anniversary2011 marks Pearl Jam's 20th anniversary as a band, and the group plans to celebrate throughout the year. They are playing some of their plans a bit close to the vest on their official site, but the grunge icons have...

2010

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The Last iTunes Holdouts

November 16, 2010

Today the Beatles came to iTunes with incredible fanfare, and in recent years long-time holdouts Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and even Metallica agreed to have their catalogs made available digitally. But many others are holding firm. Here's a look at six...

2009

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Tool's Stunning Spectacles Score at Lollapalooza

August 9, 2009

Karen O has never been one to make safe sartorial choices, but the outfit she was wearing when she and her band, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, took the stage at Lollapalooza was daring even for her. On her head she wore a towering crown made of multicolored cardboard...

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