Tool’s Adam Jones on 2016 Tour, Album Progress

November 23, 2015

Adam Jones knows what Tool fans want. As the group preps for a tour with Primus, which kicks off in January and currently has them playing in San Diego and a string of dates in the South, the guitarist and his bandmates are exploring ways to maximize...


New Puscifer Video Revitalizes Retired Luchador

November 17, 2015

Maynard James Keenan and Puscifer reenter the ring in the new video for "The Remedy," another wrestling-themed clip with parallels to the previously released, "Money Shot." While "Money Shot" told a chaotic, nonlinear tale about a deal that...


Tool Announce 2016 Tour

November 17, 2015

Two weeks after Tool staged their lone concert performance together in 2015 – a Halloween gig that featured the band dressing up as Led Zeppelin – the group has announced a January tour. Tool's official site was updated last...


Depeche Mode Singer Talks Metallica's 'Pop,' Early Tool

October 9, 2015

Ever since Rolling Stone published an article exploring Depeche Mode's influence on heavy metal earlier this year, people have been asking the group's frontman, Dave Gahan, how he feels about groups like Marilyn Manson and Metallica. "Once it's written,...


Maynard James Keenan's Authorized Biography Coming Fall 2016

October 2, 2015

Maynard James Keenan will help ease the wait for a new Tool album with an authorized biography set to publish in fall 2016. A rep for the singer confirmed the tome to Rolling Stone, adding that the memoir will be penned by author Sarah Jensen...


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,...


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,...


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...


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...


Watch Tool Cover 'No Quarter' Dressed as Led Zeppelin

November 1, 2015

Tool's only scheduled tour date of 2015 – a headlining set at Tempe, Arizona's Monster Mash – happened to fall on Halloween, so the dormant group celebrated the occasion by resurrecting their cover of Led Zeppelin's "No Quarter" onstage for...


Maynard James Keenan on New Book, Tool LP

October 2, 2015

Maynard James Keenan is an industry unto himself. Once known primarily as Tool's enigmatic, vocally astonishing frontman, Keenan has evolved into an ever-prolific creative force. As fans continue to wait patiently, or not so, for news of Tool's...


Tool's Maynard James Keenan on Puscifer's Dark New LP

September 14, 2015

Of all the endeavors that Maynard James Keenan has launched over the years — including Tool, A Perfect Circle and Caduceus Cellars, his winery in Jerome, Arizona — Puscifer has been the most consistently difficult to define. Electro-industrial...


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...


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...


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...



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...


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'...


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...


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...


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,...