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Tool’s Danny Carey Doesn’t Want to Wait 12 Years for Another Album Either

Vague but positive news for restless Tool fans: Drummer Danny Carey has set a tentative timeline of “hopefully not 12 years from now” for when the band might release its next album. Carey shared his thoughts on the crew’s future plans in an interview with Metal Hammer, saying he would prefer to start recording new...

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Maynard James Keenan Posts Celebratory Thanos Meme About Taylor Swift After Fear Inoculum Hits No. 1

Tool’s new album Fear Inoculum just claimed the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 (the biggest debut for a rock album in over a year), but Maynard James Keenan was celebrating early. Last week, when it looked like the album was going to outsell Taylor Swift’s Lover, Keenan took to Twitter to toast his impending victory. Heh. #comedyfirstandalways #lightenuporjogon @taylorswift13 @puscifer...

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Tool’s Fear Inoculum Debuts at No.1 With Biggest Rock Album Opening Week In Over a Year

Tool’s Fear Inoculum, the band’s first album in 13 years, has reached #1 on the Billboard album charts in its opening week. As Billboard reports, this makes it the biggest debut for any rock album to be released in over a year. (The last to outsell it was Dave Matthews’ Come Tomorrow in June of 2018.) Fear Inoculum racked up 270,000 album...

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Maynard James Keenan on Justin Bieber: “He’s Probably a Good Kid”

As the content gods demanded, Zane Lowe asked Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan about his minor spat with Justin Bieber. In case you missed it, Bieber posted an Instagram story of himself listening to Tool in July, and Keenan responded in a tweet: “#bummer.” With Tool’s new album Fear Inoculum out now, Keenan visited Lowe’s...

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Maynard James Keenan Says Fear Inoculum Was “Fantastic 8 Years Ago” in New Interview

In a new interview with BBC Radio 1’s Daniel P Carter, Maynard James Keenan shed some light on the long road to Tool’s new album Fear Inoculum. As for why the band needed 13 years to complete it, Keenan said, “I think a lot of it is just that age where you want it to be right...

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Tool Time: Fear Inoculum Dance Party Breaks Out at Burning Man

Burning Man overlapped with Tool’s album release day this year, which likely created a dilemma for prog-metal fans who had to make a choice between listening to Fear Inoculum the moment it came out or biking around the California desert while wearing angel wings and a loincloth. Fortunately, artist Alex Grey was at the festival,...

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Which Tool Album Is the Best?

After what felt like an interminably long wait (13 years, to be exact), Tool finally released their fifth full-length album, Fear Inoculum, on August 30. We named it a SPIN Essential, with Dimitri Erhlich writing in our review, “Those who have waited since 2006’s 10,000 Days for a new full-length album will find much to feast on.” Many fans...

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Tool Has Finally Made Their Iconic Music Videos Available Online

Today, the public has been graced with Tool’s new album Fear Inoculum, which arrives a full 13 years after the alt-metal band’s last release, 10,000 Days. The record can be streamed or downloaded via all major digital services, marking a reversal in long-time policy for the band, which began with their previous discography hitting streaming services for...

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Tool Albums, Ranked

Tool fans are a notoriously patient lot, if not by nature, by necessity. After all, the tenebrous progressive metal maestros aren’t exactly what you’d call prolific, with the band engaging in prolonged periods of dormancy between their complex, layered studio albums. However, that patience is now paying off again after 13 years with the arrival...

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