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Tool's Paradise

Interview by Steffan Chirazi, Kerrang!, 30 May 1992

Available on import now — on Zoo through RCA/BMG — is a ferocious little mini album called Opiate by hate- and anger-inspired quartet TOOL. Opiate ...

Tool: The Boathouse, Norfolk, Virginia

Live Review by Cathi Unsworth, Melody Maker, 5 March 1994

RARELY HAVE a band been as misunderstood by their audience as Tool playing provincial America. If the seething, drunken mass of dubious humanity that turn ...

Tool: Avalon, Boston

Live Review by Ted Drozdowski, Rolling Stone, 7 April 1994

MAYNARD JAMES Keenan, singer for Los Angeles' Tool, teetered like a crippled vulture and pecked a ticket stub off of the stage. "Twelve dollars and ...

Tool: Ænima (Zoo)

Review by Chuck Eddy, Spin, December 1996

TOOL'S GENRE is yawning-chasm metal — instead of concrete songs beginning and ending, volume knobs simply open and close, engulfing you like a sperm whale's ...

Lollapalooza: Coral Sky Amphitheater, West Palm Beach, Florida

Live Review by Will Hermes, Spin, September 1997

"DO YOU WANNA see the first band, or do you wanna see me jump to my death?" a paunchy MC bellowed from a perch atop ...

They Have Come For Your Parents: Ozzfest 2001, National Bowl, Milton Keynes, 26th May

Live Review by The Rev. Al Friston, Rock's Backpages, 2 June 2001

My my, hey hey, hard rock will never die. OK, it doesn’t scan quite as well as ol’ Neil’s line, but you get my drift. ...

Tool: Lateralus

Review by Ned Raggett, Freaky Trigger, 22 July 2001

… and Willful Withdrawal in a New Summer of Love ...

Tool: When A Special Package Becomes The Standard

Report by Larry Jaffee, Mediaware, Summer 2006

MUSIC INDUSTRY executives are usually quick to blame slacking CD sales on pilferage through illegal downloads. Rarely do major label types take any kind of ...

Tool's Fear Inoculum is finally here: why did it take so long?

Interview by Ian Winwood, Daily Telegraph, 30 August 2019

EARLIER THIS MONTH, Tool joined the modern world. After manning the virtual-picket line since 2001, the Californian cult rock quartet finally relented and allowed their ...


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