Tool Confirms “10,000 Days” Collectable Coming Soon


 

Earlier this week, Tool began teasing something related to their 10.000 Days album. They have shared another teaser on Instagram, touting a collectible involving that album coming soon. We don’t know exactly what it is, but we are excited! Other than releasing pricey vinyl collections, Tool has been ominously mum since the end of their Fear Inoculum World Tour earlier this year. In a recent interview with Rick Beato, frontman Maynard James Keenan laid out the next year of activity for one of his bands – Puscifer, who has been super busy with live streams, and new live-in-the-studio albums coming soon.

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Tool is Teasing Something “10,000 Days” Related


 

Other than releasing pricey vinyl collections, Tool has been ominously mum since the end of their Fear Inoculum World Tour earlier this year. In a recent interview with Rick Beato, frontman Maynard James Keenan laid out the next year of activity for one of his bands – Puscifer, who has been super busy with live streams, and new live-in-the-studio albums coming soon. Yet, little mention of Tool or a perfect circle. As first reported by Metal Injection, the band is now teasing something cool, possibly related to their classic album 10,000 Days, which had a 15 year anniversary in 2021. We will follow up when we know more!

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ALBUM REVIEW: Dälek – Precipice


Dälek (pronounced ‘Die-a-leck’) returns with a new album Precipice on Mike Patton’s Ipecac Records. In what is becoming a common refrain of recent times, the album originally planned for 2019 has been completely overhauled because of the pandemic, and the chaotic times we currently find ourselves in. The duo of MC Dälek and DJ Mike Manteca felt that the originally planned album wasn’t strong, angry or heavy enough for the times we have endured. The added strength, anger and heaviness are indeed defining features on Precipice.

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CONCERT REVIEW: Tool – Blonde Redhead: Live at The Chase Center


By my own admission, I have been to some weird Tool shows in my nearly thirty years as a fan. Some of them have been weird thanks to the band, and some have been weird, because well I’m (not a creep), a weirdo. One of my last shows before the world shut down was Tool at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, complete with an army of relentless rent-a-guards practically assaulting fans due to the notorious Tool cell phone policy. I’ve no issue with the policy, just the way it is implemented. Tonight was by far the weirdest Tool show ever for many reasons.

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Adam Jones of Tool and Gibson Collaborate on A New 1979V2 Les Paul Custom in Antique Silverburst


Gibson and legendary Tool guitarist Adam Jones have teamed up to announce their next collaboration in the collection with the Adam Jones 1979V2 Les Paul Custom from Gibson Custom Shop. The new Adam Jones 1979V2 Les Paul Custom is a new take on Adam’s #1 guitar, his prized original Silverburst 1979 Gibson Les Paul. Check out the spec sheet here.

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Tool Releases New Merch Line For “10,000 Days” Anniversary


Tool marked the 15th anniversary of the release of their 10,000 Days (Volcano, Tool Dissectional) album on May 2nd, 2021 with a new line of special themed merch. Among the typical shirts, hoodies, and hats, there are pillows, pint glasses, a sherpa blanket, and the Vicarious single/video DVD for sale at their store. 2021 is a special year for Tool album milestones as Lateralus (read our review here) just turned 20 years old, and Ænima will see a 25th anniversary this fall. The band was supposed to be on the road touring being Fear Inoculum, but has been largely inactive since the lockdown as vocalist Maynard James Kennan contracted COVID-19 twice and released a new album with Puscifer, while Adam Jones put out an instrumental single and video with the help of fellow bandmates Danny Carey and Justin Chancellor.

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CLASSIC ALBUMS REVISITED: Tool – “Lateralus”


In the year of our lord, two-thousand and one, a musical miracle happened. After years embroiled in the first (and certainly not the last) major album jeopardizing lawsuit of their career, Tool, released Laterals (Volcano). The David Botrill produced album kicked off a new musical era for the band that was only hinted at on 1996’s Aenima (Volcano).

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Sweetwater and Gibson Report Theft of Limited-Edition Gibson Adam Jones 1979 Les Paul Guitars



Gibson and iconic just announced Tool guitarist Adam Jones partnership and signature Adam Jones 1979 Gibson Les Paul Custom Guitar. Now, a pallet of new Gibson Adam Jones 1979 Les Paul Custom Silverburst guitars has been stolen from a Sweetwater Music truck at the Flying J Travel Center in Whiteland, IN on October 30, 2020. The truck was en route to Fort Wayne, IN, the headquarters of Sweetwater Sound.Continue reading


Gibson Guitars and Tool’s Adam Jones Release Signature Guitar, Animated Movie



Gibson and iconic Tool guitarist Adam Jones Announce Partnership and signature Adam Jones 1979 Gibson Les Paul Custom Guitar. The Adam Jones 1979 Les Paul Custom is a limited-edition guitar offering from Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab that exactly recreates Adam’s #1 guitar, his prized original Silverburst 1979 Gibson Les Paul, seen everywhere during the world tour for the group’s blockbuster Fear Inoculum album, which became one of the highest-selling albums of 2019. A limited offering of 79 Adam Jones 1979 Les Paul Custom replicas have been precisely aged by the expert luthiers and craftspeople of the Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab–led by Tom Murphy–then signed and numbered by Adam himself. An additional 179 Adam Jones Les Paul Custom replicas for 2020 feature exclusive silkscreen artwork on the back of the headstock, created by Joyce Su and Adam. The two also collaborated on the design for the custom hardshell guitar cases housing each instrument. The guitars are available worldwide at the links below. You can also watch an exclusive animated short film, created, directed and scored by Jones and mixed by Joe Barresi, “The witness”, to celebrate, right now. Continue reading


Adam Jones of Tool Teaches You How to Play “Pneuma” on Guitar


Adam Jones of Tool has shared a “guitar tutorial” video for the song ‘Pneuma’, a deep cut from their globally acclaimed album Fear Inoculum (Tool Dissectional Records). The guitarist uploaded the video to his Instagram account and he included the following message: “A little tutorial share. Dressing room guitar lesson of the last verse in ‘Pneuma’ made for my guitar friend and supporter Axe Of Creation while we were on tour (hmm… I can’t remember where we were…). 440 D dropped on the Nomad. Justin [Chancellor, bass] stays on the original riff so there are some nice little conflicting moments between the two parts. Not difficult to play but it’s very satisfying.” Tool was set to embark on an extensive spring tour in support of “Fear Inoculum”, but has postponed the entire outing due to the coronavirus pandemic. Drummer Danny Carey revealed that he hopes to get together soon with Jones and Chancellor to begin working on music for a new EP.Continue reading