Featured Tool stories


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

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

More Tool stories

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

Watch St. Vincent Cover Tool

St. Vincent is one of the few real modern guitar heroes we have. And when she took over BBC Radio 6's Instagram account on Friday…
Peter Helman | June 10, 2018 - 1:05 pm

Tool Dedicate Rock On The Range Set To Chris Cornell

Tool were the headliners for the final night of the Rock on the Range festival in Columbus, Ohio on May 20th. As part of their…
Israel Daramola / Spin | May 21, 2018 - 10:38 am

Tool’s New Album Will Apparently Feature Only 10-Minute-Plus Songs

Tool has begun hosting their $500-a-head "music clinic" sessions, billed as intimate events in which the band’s three instrumentalists (sans Maynard) would talk at length…
Andy Cush / Spin | May 14, 2018 - 1:11 pm

Tool Share New Music In Promo For Their Clinics

The world has been waiting for a long time for new Tool music. It's been 12 years since the prog-metal greats released 10,000 Days, their…
Tom Breihan | April 27, 2018 - 8:51 am

Tool To Host “Music Clinics” For Fans Next Month

You know the saga well by now. As far back as 2014, Tool were supposedly in the studio prepping their fifth album, the long-awaited followup…
Ryan Leas | April 9, 2018 - 2:54 pm

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

Danny Carey On Tool’s New Album: “It’ll Be Out In 2018″

What a saga the making of Tool's fifth album has been. The prog-metal black-comedians were in the studio recording a follow-up to 2006's 10,000 Days…
Chris DeVille | December 8, 2017 - 1:21 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

Tooler Swift

Gabriela Tully Claymore | September 4, 2017 - 3:02 pm

Lilith Fair Kicked Off 20 Years Ago Today: Founding Artists Share New Oral History

Lilith Fair kicked off 20 years ago today, and to celebrate and commemorate the groundbreaking women-fronted touring festival, Glamour put together an oral history of…
James Rettig | July 5, 2017 - 11:20 am

Watch Fantômas Play At Tool’s Festival

Last month, Faith No More frontman Mike Patton announced that he had teamed up with former drummer Dave Lombardo, his old bandmate in the deranged-film-music…
Tom Breihan | June 26, 2017 - 11:22 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 Play “Eulogy” For The First Time In 16 Years

Tool just kicked off a tour of North America, and during their show at Hershey, PA's Giant Center on Thursday night, they performed Ænima track…
Peter Helman | May 29, 2017 - 1:31 pm
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