For the past week, the only sport I care about, Jeopardy!, held its first-ever Greatest Of All Time showdown, pitting three all-time contestants — Ken Jennings, James Holzhauer and Brad Rutter — against each other. I hope that you know by now that Jennings took home the prize last night after winning three … More »
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Justin Bieber is a Tool fan; Tool’s Maynard James Keenan is not a Bieber fan. In July, Bieber Instagrammed some lyrics from Tool’s 10,000 Days track “The Pot” and asked if any of his fans recognized them: “Don’t look it up please I’m curious if any of you know it.” When Keenan found … More »
Burning Man overlapped with Tool’s album release day this year, which likely created a dilemma for prog-metal fans who had to make a choice between listening to Fear Inoculum the moment it came out or biking around the California desert while wearing angel wings and a loincloth. Fortunately, artist Alex Grey was at … More »
Tool fans have earned a reputation for being intense. And that self-seriousness, and the resulting implication that you just don’t get it, has turned a lot of people off. There’s a longstanding rumor that back when Spin was still a print publication, the editors would get a letter a day demanding a Tool … More »
“I was getting kinda used to being someone you loved.” The sentence is simple; the sentiment is deep. Lewis Capaldi howls these words at the peak of his breakthrough hit, his coarse, hearty vocals lending gravitas to the maudlin piano figure at the song’s spine. “Someone You Loved” is a ballad about the pain of … More »
Fear Inoculum, the first Tool album in 13 years, is coming out in a mere 17 days. Tool are now doing all the various promotional things that big stars are expected to do when they have albums coming out, and yet all those things feel weird and particular and epochal — because it’s Tool doing … More »
Tool’s first album in 13 years, Fear Inoculum, is finally out at the end of August. The rabidly popular prog-metal band has been ramping up to the release by giving interviews to the likes of Guy Fieri and Joe Rogan and making its back catalog available to stream. And today, Maynard James Keenan … More »
When streaming services really started picking up steam, there was a lot of pushback from prominent artists who opposed the dismal royalty rates (Apple Music currently sits at $0.00735 per stream). Radiohead, The Beatles, Metallica, Led Zeppelin, and Tool were just some of the major players who withheld their extensive catalogs from these services, much to the dismay of fans.
However, every one of these artists eventually gave in and made their music available across the streaming spectrum, the most recent of which was Tool. This move comes just ahead of the anticipated release date for Fear Inoculum, Tool’s first album in 13 years which is scheduled to be out on August 30, 2019.
— TOOL effing TOOL (@Tool) July 29, 2019
Rumors had been circulating of late that the progressive rock paragons would release their music to streaming services. Mainly because Tool profiles appeared on Apple Music and Spotify in May even though they didn’t feature any music. They did, however, include branded photos and a description blurb that matched the band’s indelible legacy.
Now those rumors have become reality, and the band’s four studio albums can be enjoyed on all major streaming platforms, with the fifth undoubtedly joining them upon release. Hit the links below to get listening.