Featured Tool stories

The Anniversary

Ænima Turns 20

Tool have always blurred the lines between challenging their audience and outright fucking with it. This was seldom more apparent than on 1996's Ænima, released…
Brad Keefe | September 16, 2016 - 10:33 am

10 Best Songs

The 10 Best Tool Songs

Formed in 1990 from the radioactive ash and dust of a comet composed of LSD, and hurtling at a polyrhythmic rate, Tool have spent the…
Jonathan Dick | January 13, 2016 - 12:44 pm

The Anniversary

Undertow Turns 20

When Tool headlined 2009's Lollapalooza in Chicago, they were the most popular act on the bill by several light years. Hours before they started playing,…
Tom Breihan | April 5, 2013 - 3:44 pm

More Tool stories

No, Tool And A Perfect Circle Are Not Releasing Albums In 2017

Although Tool's new album is slowly inching its way into existence, I think it's fair to say that no one is really holding their breath…
Peter Helman | May 8, 2017 - 7:39 pm

Tool Post Mysterious Image Marked “6-24″

Tool have always trafficked in mystery: putting their elaborate artwork and music videos out front as their dominant visual representation, even going so far as…
Chris DeVille | April 7, 2017 - 4:13 pm

A Perfect Circle Might Finish Their Comeback Album Before Tool Do

We have been hearing for literally years about Tool's next album. They've been working on the follow-up to 2006's 10,000 Days for what feels like…
Tom Breihan | March 30, 2017 - 1:18 pm

Tool Music May Finally Hit Streaming Services

Tool might actually release their new album if you ever shut up about it, and you might even be able to stream that album on…
Peter Helman | March 23, 2017 - 6:30 pm

Tool Announce North American Tour Dates

Tool's new album might come out sometime if you stop bothering them about it. In the meantime, Pitchfork points out that the band will hit…
Chris DeVille | March 13, 2017 - 1:00 pm

Arcade Fire, The Weeknd Among Voodoo 2016 Highlights

Each year since 1999, the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience has taken over New Orleans' City Park for a weekend around Halloween. Now, Halloween in…
Ryan Leas | October 31, 2016 - 1:53 pm

Tool Say New Album Is Coming But Fans’ Hostile Behavior Is Not Helping

It's been more than a decade now since Tool released their last album, 10,000 Days, and the beloved prog-metallers do not seem to be making…
Tom Breihan | October 3, 2016 - 1:53 pm

Maynard James Keenan Announces Authorized Biography A Perfect Union Of Contrary Things

At least when he isn't talking about wine, the Tool/A Perfect Circle/Puscifer frontman Maynard James Keenan has always maintained a certain enigmatic distance. But he'll…
Tom Breihan | June 22, 2016 - 2:00 pm

Voodoo Festival 2016 Lineup

Mysterious prog-metal superstars Tool haven't played any live shows since January, but they'll return to the stage this fall as headliners at New Orleans' Voodoo
Tom Breihan | June 7, 2016 - 9:03 am

Tool Aren’t Making Much Progress On That New Album

Fans have been waiting for a new Tool album for almost 10 years now. Back in October 2014, we saw some visual evidence of the…
Peter Helman | March 15, 2016 - 8:25 pm

Grimes Writes About 5 Albums That Changed Her Life

We named Grimes' Art Angels the best album of 2015, and part of its appeal lies in its uniqueness and idiosyncrasy, the power of Claire…
Peter Helman | February 3, 2016 - 9:40 pm

Watch Tool Play “Sweat” For The First Time In 18 Years

Tool kicked off their 2016 US tour at San Francisco's Bill Graham Civic Auditorium this week. At both dates so far, they've opened with their
Peter Helman | January 9, 2016 - 6:44 pm

Tool Announce First 2016 Tour Dates

Just last week, Tool announced that they will embark on a US tour in 2016 after playing their first show in over a year. The…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | November 17, 2015 - 10:45 am