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Premature Evaluation

Premature Evaluation: Tool Fear Inoculum

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…
Michael Tedder | August 30, 2019 - 12:45 pm


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 Addresses Justin Bieber Beef

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
Peter Helman | September 6, 2019 - 12:47 pm

Tool’s New Album Is Called Fear Inoculum And You Can Stream The Old Ones Starting Friday

It's a big day for the Biebers and all the rest of you Tool fans out there. Not only has the mercurial prog-metal band announced…
Chris DeVille | July 29, 2019 - 5:14 pm

Tool Fan Hailey Bieber Claps Back At Maynard James Keenan Dissing Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber has spent the greater part of the past few years looking like a 7-11 parking-lot stoner. Bieber has long been vocal about his…
Tom Breihan | July 16, 2019 - 9:35 am

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