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  • Tool Announces Music Clinics Along Tour Dates

    Tool Announces Music Clinics Along Tour Dates

    Attention Tool fans: the band has just announced the instrumentalists will be giving intimate music clinics in conjunction with their upcoming tour dates. Guitarist Adam Jones, drummer Danny Carey, and bass monster Justin Chancellor will offer attendees a “rare immersive dissection and performance” in the series. “The discussions include [the musicians] walking attendees through a... »

  • Bass of the Week: Justin Chancellor’s Warwick Custom Shop Masterbuilt Streamer Stage II

    Bass of the Week: Justin Chancellor’s Warwick Custom Shop Masterbuilt Streamer Stage II

    Tool’s Justin Chancellor has always been known for his impeccable style and tone. While he is typically associated with a Wal bass, this week we’re taking a look at his new Streamer Stage II from the Warwick Custom Shop. The bass is built with neck through construction with Warwick’s “hidden neck” option, which means the... »

  • Tool: The Pot, Live (2017)

    Tool: The Pot, Live (2017)

    Like just about everyone else on the planet, I’m eagerly anticipating the new Tool album. Luckily there are plenty of great live videos coming out to keep me going. Here’s a clip of the band playing “The Pot” on June 7th, 2017 in Clarkson, Michigan. It was their first time playing the song live in... »

  • Justin Chancellor: New Tool Album 90 Percent Done

    Justin Chancellor: New Tool Album 90 Percent Done

    It’s been 11 years of waiting for a new album, but Tool’s Justin Chancellor says that the band is most of the way done with their next release. “We’re about 90 percent there,” he told the MetalSucks podcast. “We’ve just been really picky over what we want to put on this new album and really... »

  • Justin Chancellor: How to Play Tool’s “Aenima”

    Justin Chancellor: How to Play Tool’s “Aenima”

    Tool’s music has lots of great qualities, but we all know the bass lines are always the best. Luckily, bassist Justin Chancellor sat down with France’s Bassiste Magazine to show how to play the classic track “Aenima.” He also talks about how the beat works to help you feel it out. Time to practice! »

  • Tool and Primus Announce Winter Tour

    Tool and Primus Announce Winter Tour

    In what promises to be one of the most anticipated tours of 2016, Tool and Primus are teaming up for a set of tour dates in January. The 8-date trek is a rare outing for Tool, who have seldom played more than 20 shows in a single year since 2007. Kicking off on January 9th... »

  • The Fusion Syndicate: Billy Sherwood Releases New Album Featuring an All-Star Cast of Bass Players

    The Fusion Syndicate: Billy Sherwood Releases New Album Featuring an All-Star Cast of Bass Players

    Following the release of The Prog Collective, former Yes guitarist Billy Sherwood’s companion album, The Fusion Syndicate is now out and features the same sort of dream team line-up Sherwood assembled for the first one. Sherwood composed, produced and recorded the tracks with help from bassists Jimmy Haslip, Billy Sheehan, Colin Edwin, Percy Jones and... »

  • Tool Expands Winter Tour with New Dates

    Tool Expands Winter Tour with New Dates

    Tool has released more dates for their upcoming North American winter tour, including more shows on the East Coast. New performances are slated for the New England area as well as North Carolina and Florida. It’s also been announced that the progressive metal outfit Intronaut will provide opening support on their early shows. Though the... »

  • Tool Announces North American Tour Dates

    Tool Announces North American Tour Dates

    With over five years since their last album and a little over a year since their last performance, Tool has confirmed that they will be playing a handful of shows in 2012, starting in Reno, Nevada on January 14th. The band, consisting of bassist Justin Chancellor, singer Maynard James Keenan, drummer Danny Carey and guitarist... »

  • A Perfect Circle Reunites; Tool Writing New Material

    A Perfect Circle Reunites; Tool Writing New Material

    A Perfect Circle have confirmed that rumors of their reunion are in fact true, and they will be taking the stage once again. The band will be performing all three of their albums in full in each city they visit on a soon to be announced tour, with the albums spread out over three nights... »