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Q&A: Parquet Courts’ Sean Yeaton On The Importance Of Tool & His Nu-Metal Past

Last weekend, Parquet Courts played a late-night set at the new Brooklyn venue Villain, one night before their moshpit-inducing afternoon mainstage set at Governors Ball.
Michael Tedder | June 8, 2017 - 1:50 pm

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

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Tool’s Maynard James Keenan Denies Rape Allegation

Last Friday, Maynard James Keenan -- lead singer of Tool, A Perfect Circle, and Puscifer -- was anonymously accused of rape. The allegations were made…
Julia Gray | June 28, 2018 - 5:31 pm

New A Perfect Circle Song Was Inspired By Bad Yelp Reviews Of Maynard James Keenan’s Winery

On Friday, Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan's other band a Perfect Circle returned with Eat The Elephant, their first album in 14 years. For this…
Tom Breihan | April 23, 2018 - 9:28 am

Stream A Perfect Circle’s First Album In 14 Years Eat The Elephant

A Perfect Circle, the hard-hitting art-rock brainchild of Billy Howerdel with lead vocals by Tool's Maynard James Keenan, is back today with their first album…
Chris DeVille | April 20, 2018 - 9:42 am

Maynard James Keenan Gives Tool Album Update

Tool album when? Who knows, but at least it's seeming marginally closer! In December, drummer Danny Carey promised that the long-awaited follow-up to 2006's 10,000
Peter Helman | February 17, 2018 - 1:42 pm

More Maynard For Your Money: Both Tool And A Perfect Circle Are Playing Rock On The Range 2018

Rock On The Range is coming off both its greatest triumph (finally snagging Metallica) and its greatest disappointment (Chris Cornell dying just days before Soundgarden…
Chris DeVille | November 27, 2017 - 9:40 am

Tool Had A Message For “Snowflakes” On Memorial Day Weekend

Maynard James Keenan, the enigmatic frontman of Tool, doesn't tend to talk a lot during live shows. Two nights ago, though, the cult-beloved band headlined…
Tom Breihan | May 30, 2017 - 9:15 am

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

Watch Puscifer’s Animated “The Arsonist” Video Featuring Ronda Rousey & Trumpzilla

Say what you will about the abomination that has been the presidential election, but at least it's inspiring some great #content. Maynard James Keenan's non-Tool…
Collin Robinson | October 17, 2016 - 4:11 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

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

Puscifer – “The Remedy” Video

Tool announced their first run of 2016 tour dates today, and today the Maynard James Keenan-led band Puscifer released a new video for "The Remedy"
Gabriela Tully Claymore | November 17, 2015 - 2:42 pm

Watch Tool Cover “No Quarter” Dressed As Led Zeppelin

Last night, Tool played their first (and presumably last) show of 2015 at Tempe, Arizona's Monster Mash Music Festival -- you know, the one that…
Peter Helman | November 1, 2015 - 3:18 pm

Here’s What Your Favorite Bands Wore For Halloween 2015

Stars: they're just like us! Which means that on October 31st, the spookiest day of the year, they don wacky clothing that they would never…
Peter Helman | November 1, 2015 - 1:36 pm