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50 Greatest Prog Rock Albums of All Time

June 17, 2015

For close to a half century, prog has been the breeding ground for rock's most out-there, outsized and outlandish ideas: Thick-as-a-brick concept albums, an early embrace of synthesizers, overly complicated time signatures, Tolkienesque fantasies,...

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Tool on U2 Vinyl Mishap: 'Nice Freakin' Try'

April 22, 2015

This past Record Store Day was once again packed with unique, limited edition releases, but one of the stranger collectibles happened entirely by accident: Some pressings of U2's Songs of Innocence deluxe vinyl edition, released in celebration of...

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Tool 'Leak Music' for Annual April Fools' Day Prank

April 1, 2015

Tool's annual "April Tools' Day" prank has been a band tradition for two decades, but with the group back in the studio working on their long-awaited follow-up to 2006's 10,000 Days, fans had to be especially on guard this April 1st. Still,...

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Maynard Keenan: Tool Album 'Progressing Nicely, Slowly'

February 27, 2015

Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan has issued an encouraging update on the status of the band's next record (via Facebook), saying the group will enter the studio "soon." In addition to sharing the singer's news that the LP's songs are congealing...

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Tool, Mastodon Members Form Seagullmen Supergroup

February 9, 2015

A supergroup featuring members of Tool, Mastodon and Off! have united to form a new band, Legend of the Seagullmen. The cinematic-sounding hard rockers, consisting of Mastodon vocalist-guitarist Brent Hinds, Tool drummer Danny Carey and Off! and Burning...

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Tool Speed Up Progress on New Album After Settling Lawsuit

March 15, 2015

Now that a nearly decade-long lawsuit that weighed on Tool has finally been settled – and a previously undisclosed serious illness afflicting an unnamed band member has subsided – the Lateralus crew is making serious progress on...

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See the Police, Rush and Tool Drummers' Jazzy Jam

February 17, 2015

Former Police drummer Stewart Copeland recently gathered together some formidable talent for one of his recent Super Grove jam sessions. Among the musicians were Rush's Neil Peart, Tool's Danny Carey, South Park co-creator Matt Stone and Vertical Horizon...

2014

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Watch Puscifer's Lucha Libre Throwdown 'Toma'

September 19, 2014

To celebrate the redesign of their official website, alterna-metal oddballs Puscifer have dropped a new video for "Toma," a track from their 2011 album Conditions of My Parole. The video, directed by photographer Tim Cadiente, features cameos from...

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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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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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See Primus Play Tool's 'Aenima' With Danny Carey

September 15, 2014

Primus recently recruited Tool's Danny Carey to fill in for their drummer, Tim "Herb" Alexander – who is still recovering from open-heart surgery in July – and they welcomed him into the fold by playing a snippet of his band's late-Nineties...

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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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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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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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