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Tool Releases New Album, Announces North American Tour
New Albums

Tool Releases New Album, Announces North American Tour

It’s finally here. Fear Inoculum is Tool’s first album in 13 years, and it does not disappoint. As if that wasn’t enough good news, Tool announced a round of North American tour dates for the fall.

Tool Announces New Album Release Date, Digital Catalog
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Tool Announces New Album Release Date, Digital Catalog

Tool fans have a little more to chew on until the release of the band’s new album. The group, anchored by bassist Justin Chancellor, revealed the title will be “Fear Inoculum” and that it will be released on August 30th. They also released their entire catalog on all digital platforms.

Tool Announces 2019 Tour Dates
Concerts & Tours

Tool Announces 2019 Tour Dates

Tool has revealed a set of tour dates for the spring and summer. The news comes following several indications that their highly anticipated next album will be available soon.

Tool Announces Music Clinics Along Tour Dates
Concerts & Tours

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 handful of the band’s songs,...

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

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 thru-neck is only seen from...

Tool: The Pot, Live (2017)
Bass Videos

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 over five years, but you...

Justin Chancellor: New Tool Album 90 Percent Done
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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 want to come up with...

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

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
Concerts & Tours

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 in San Diego, the tour...

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

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 Justin Chancellor, as well as...