, The following year, at a time when alternative rock and grunge were at their height, Tool released their first full-length album, Undertow (1993). 1 on Billboard 200 Chart With Biggest Week For a Rock Album in Over 1 Year", "The 2020 Heavy/Rock GRAMMYs Winners are", "Gary Clark Jr.  The following August, Carey noted that the band had entered a hiatus, but that he still hoped they would reconvene in the future to record an EP, which the band would have more freedom in releasing due to no longer being signed to a record label.  The release of the discography online resulted in every release re-charting on several international charts and the band breaking several Billboard chart records. , Beyond this aspect of the band's sound, each band member experiments within his wide musical scope.  It was eventually certified triple platinum by the RIAA on March 4, 2003. , The "Sober" music video in particular attracted much attention.  File-sharing networks such as Napster were flooded with bogus files bearing the titles' names. Cerebral and visceral, soft and heavy, melodic and abrasive, tender and brutal, familiar and strange, western and eastern, beautiful and ugly, taut yet sprawling and epic, they are a tangle of contradictions.  The band began touring with Rollins Band, Fishbone, Rage Against the Machine, White Zombie, and Corrosion of Conformity, to positive responses, which Janiss Garza of RIP Magazine summarized in September 1992 as a "buzz" and "a strong start".  Breckinridge Haggerty, the band's live video designer, says that the resulting dark spaces on stage "are mostly for Maynard". , Keenan and Jones met through a mutual friend in 1989. Tool was scheduled to play at the Garden Pavilion in Hollywood but learned at the last minute that the venue belonged to the Church of Scientology, which was perceived as a clash with "the band's ethics about how a person should not follow a belief system that constricts their development as a human being. Keenan stated of the minitour: "For me, being on stage with King Crimson is like Lenny Kravitz playing with Led Zeppelin, or Britney Spears onstage with Debbie Gibson. 10,000 Days sold 564,000 copies in its opening week in the U.S. and was number one on the Billboard 200 charts, doubling the sales of Pearl Jam's self-titled album, its closest competitor.  A month later, Chancellor revealed that the new Tool album was "about 90-percent there", while Carey claimed in separate interviews that it would "definitely" be released in 2018. The band has released eight music videos but made personal appearances in only the first two, which the band states is to prevent people from "latching onto the personalities involved rather than listening to the music. While Keenan recorded and toured with A Perfect Circle, the other band members released an interview and a recording of new material, both exclusive to the fan club. The band's first music video, "Hush", promoted their dissenting views about the then-prominent Parents Music Resource Center and its advocacy of the censorship of music.  Responding to fan complaints about censorship, Matt Pinfield of MTV's 120 Minutes expressed regret on air by waving his fist in front of his face while introducing the video and explaining the name change. " Carey said that listening to the Discipline album upon its 1981 release "revolutionized" his musical perspective in terms of polyrhythms and the balance between the instruments. 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Eventually returning to the United States, Tool appeared at Lollapalooza '97 in July, this time as a headliner, where they gained critical praise from The New York Times. Described by the band as "slam and bang" heavy music and the "hardest sounding" six songs they had written to that point, the EP included the singles "Hush" and "Opiate". A music video directed by Dominic Hailstone was released on March 18, 2022, to commemorate the EP's 30th anniversary. " Tool has gained critical praise from the International Herald Tribune's C.B.  Keenan and Carey line up in the back on elevated platforms, while Jones and Chancellor stand in the front, toward the sides of the stage. , The album became a worldwide success, reaching No.1 on the U.S.  In January 2019, Keenan announced that he had completed recording his vocals for the album "months ago. " Joshua Klein of The A.V.  Fear Inoculum was officially launched on August 30 and became their third U.S. number one. , Other reported influences of Tool include Fantmas, Devo, Bill Hicks, Rush, Helmet, Faith No More, Bauhaus, Meshuggah, David Bowie, Mike Patton, Dave Lombardo, and Jane's Addiction.  Another expression of this is an official website "dedicated to the arts and influences" on the band. Bass Player magazine described Chancellor's bass playing as having a "thick midrange tone, guitar-style techniques, and elastic versatility".  Danny Carey and Keenan performed for Green Jell, and Carey played with Carole King and Pigmy Love Circus.  Then in 2000, the band dismissed their long-time manager Ted Gardner, who then sued the band over his commission. The relationship between the band and today's music industry is ambivalent, at times marked by censorship, and the band's insistence on privacy.  The CD contained one new original track, a cover of Led Zeppelin's "No Quarter", a live version of Peach's "You Lied", and revised versions of old songs. For instance, Chancellor describes the time signature employed on the first single from Lateralus, "Schism", as "six" and "six-and-a-half" and that it later "goes into all kinds of other times". By accepting this agreement, I acknowledge that I have read, understand and agree to the.  Meanwhile, "Vicarious" was a nominee for Best Hard Rock Performance and 10,000 Days won Best Recording Package at the 49th Grammy Awards. , The first single, "Stinkfist", garnered limited airplay. , In 1997, Tool named King Crimson, Melvins, and Peter Gabriel's Passion as common influences on its development. , On August 2, the entirety of Tool's discography (with the exception of Salival) became available on digital streaming platforms. Adam Jones doubles as the band's art director and director of their music videos. Volcano Entertainmentthe successor of Tool's by-then defunct label Zoo Entertainmentalleged contract violations by Tool and filed a lawsuit. The prolonged running times of most of Lateralus' thirteen tracks are misleading; the entire album rolls and stomps with suitelike purpose.  The band enlisted the help of producer David Bottrill, who had produced some of King Crimson's albums, while Jones collaborated with Cam de Leon to create nimas Grammy-nominated artwork. , In September 1995, the band started writing and recording their second studio album.  Rolling Stone described this imagery as "evil little men dwell in a dark dungeon with meat coursing through pipes in the wall" and called it a "groundbreaking", "epic" clip. We have head starts on three or four new songs. The touring schedule was similar to the Lateralus tour of 2001; supporting acts were Isis and Mastodon.  On October 27, 2020, an instrumental song titled "The Witness" was released featuring Jones, Chancellor, and Carey, and featuring production from Barresi, though the song was credited to Jones, not the band itself. It is almost twice as long as the original and includes the same lyrics as the live version, plus the extended instrumental midsection.  Regarding his role in A Perfect Circle and Tool, The New York Times wrote that "both groups rely on Mr. Keenan's ability to dignify emotions like lust, anger and disgust, the honey in his voice adding a touch of profundity".  Still, the band announced a North American tour starting in May.  The album was dedicated to stand-up comedian Bill Hicks, who died two and a half years earlier.  He said that he hoped the album would be finished before the end of 2015 but emphasized that the band would not rush their work to meet an arbitrary deadline.  Tool was one of the last major holdouts to release their music digitally, as their record deal was signed before the rise in streaming and not revisited until before Fear Inoculum.  The rumor was proven false when a leaked copy of the album was distributed via filesharing networks a week prior to its official release. Carey happened to live above Keenan and was introduced to Jones by Tom Morello, an old high school friend of Jones and former member of Electric Sheep. 1" due to offensive connotations, and the lyrics of the song were altered. " During the 10,000 Days tour, the video material consisted of over six hours of material, created by Jones, his wife Camella Grace, Chet Zar, Meats Meier, and Haggerty. I can detect more Tool influence in King Crimson than I can hear King Crimson in Tool. we are your tool; use us as a catalyst in your process of finding out whatever it is you need to find out, or whatever it is you're trying to achieve. Comparisons between the two were made, MTV describing the bands as "the once and future kings of progressive rock". On December 20 the two DVDs were released, one containing the single "Schism" and the other "Parabola", a remix by Lustmord, and a music video with commentary by David Yow and Jello Biafra. There's just one figure where I hear an influence, just one. The band's 2009 summer tour began on July 18 in Commerce City, Colorado, at the Mile High Music Festival.  He jokingly asked the audience of 10,000 people to stand still and help him look for a lost contact lens. " Although the end of the tour in November 2002 seemed to signal the start of another hiatus for the band, they did not become completely inactive.  Describing their general sound, AllMusic refers to them as "grinding, post-Jane's Addiction heavy metal", and The New York Times sees similarities to "Led Zeppelin's heaving, battering guitar riffs and Middle Eastern modes". In December 1998 Tool agreed to a new contract, a three-record joint venture deal. Lyrical arrangements are often given special attention, such as in "Lateralus". " In a 1993 interview, Adam Jones mentioned Joni Mitchell, King Crimson, Depeche Mode, and country music as being among their inspirations.  The band played at Ozzfest Japan on May 12, 2013. Tool is an American rock band from Los Angeles. During the 1980s, each of the future members of Tool moved to Los Angeles.  The video is the first by Tool to be produced entirely through the use of CGI.  Lateralus and the corresponding tours would take Tool a step further toward art rock and progressive rock territory. The album premiered on May 2 in the U.S. and debuted at the top spots of various international charts.  Although "lachrymology" was also cited as an inspiration for the band's name, Keenan later explained their intentions differently: "Tool is exactly what it sounds like: It's a big dick.  For example, Allmusic wrote that he "alternately utiliz[es] power chords, scratchy noise, chiming arpeggios, and a quiet minimalism" in "Sober". , The band puts an emphasis on the sound of their songs and attempts to reduce the effect lyrics can have on the perception of songs by not releasing song lyrics with their albums, although they eventually released the lyrics for Fear Inoculum for that album's CD. They headlined Lollapalooza 2009 and a show on August 22 for the Epicenter Festival in Pomona, California. To date, the band has released five studio albums, one EP and one box set. Tool's own DANNY CAREY has been selected as a nominee in the 2022 Modern Drummer Readers Poll in the category of PROGRESSIVE ROCK for his incredible & inspiring contributions to the world of drumming.  In March 2015, Jones revealed that the lawsuit had been settled in the band's favor, and as such, the band was turning their focus towards recording the album.  The CD packaging for Fear Inoculum included a rechargeable 4 inch HD video screen and a speaker which played a hidden track along with a video when opened and also included a 36-page booklet.  The band intended to raise awareness about Hicks's material and ideas, because they felt that Tool and Hicks "were resonating similar concepts".  The band accepted on the condition that Melvins had to join it as well because, as stated by its frontman Buzz Osborne, they "wanted at least one band on the tour that they liked", despite the dissuasions from the tour organizers. Justin Chancellor has been the band's bassist since 1995, replacing their original bassist Paul D'Amour. , The number of syllables per line in the lyrics to "Lateralus" correspond to an arrangement of the, Tool tried out several well known producers for, Fripp's self-effacing attitude toward his legacy is not rare; English musician, "Tool by the Numbers: 10 Things to Know About the Band's Chart History", "Let Not My Tears Fall Unnoticed: Being the Secret Joys of a Lachrymist", "Tool Guitarist Adam Jones is a Master of Many Trades", "A Tool for the Truly Cool. Ticketing links: https://bnds.us/6qsj7t.  At the last concert of Lollapalooza in Tool's hometown Los Angeles, comedian Bill Hicks introduced the band.  The lyrics on nima and Lateralus focus on philosophy and spiritualityspecific subjects range from organized religion in "Opiate", to evolution and Jungian psychology in "Forty-Six & 2" and transcendence in "Lateralus".  and Terrorizer. , On September 17, 1996, Tool released their second full-length album, nima ("ON-ima"). Their album Undertow features a ribcage sculpture by Jones on its cover and photos contributed by the band members. It was shortened by radio programmers, MTV (U.S.) renamed the music video of "Stinkfist" to "Track No. , Completing the band's rhythm section, drummer Carey uses polyrhythms, tabla-style techniques, and the incorporation of custom electronic drum pads to trigger samples, such as prerecorded tabla and octoban sounds. , On January 26, 2020 the band won the Best Metal Performance for their song "7empest" at the 62nd Grammy Awards Their other nomination, the song "Fear Inoculum" lost the Best Rock Song category to Gary Clark Jr., In June 2020, the band announced that it will cancel its upcoming 2020 North American tour entirely, after initially postponing a handful of dates due to the COVID-19 pandemic. , Live shows on Tool's headline tour incorporate an unorthodox stage setting and video display. Both Paul D'Amour and Adam Jones wanted to enter the film industry, while Maynard James Keenan, who had studied visual arts in Michigan, worked as a pet store remodeler. 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On May 5, 2019, the band debuted two new songs live at the Welcome to Rockville Festival in Jacksonville, Florida called "Descending" and "Invincible".  Tool's lineup was completed when a friend of Jones introduced them to bassist D'Amour.  On 10,000 Days, Keenan wanted to explore issues more personal to him: the album name and title track refer to the twenty-seven years during which his mother suffered from complications of a stroke until her death in 2003. , Both nima and 10,000 Days were nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Recording Package, but while the former failed to win in 1997, the latter did win in 2007. , The album opener, "Vicarious", premiered on U.S. radio stations on April 17, 2006. During a short break early the next year, after touring Australia and New Zealand, drummer Carey suffered a biceps tear during a skirmish with his girlfriend's dog, casting uncertainty on the band's upcoming concerts in North America. Part of Tool's work as a band is to incorporate influences of other works of art in their music videos, live shows, and album packaging. It was a piece we were developing that we dropped.  Later albums included artwork by collaborating artists: nima and Salival featured works by Cam de Leon; Lateralus and 10,000 Days were created with the help of Alex Grey.