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05\31\11 Tool Madness Results!

Here it is: the winning song in Tool Madness 2011, the song that has been voted “the Greatest Tool song” by you, is … “Lateralus”! “Lateralus” beat out runner-up “Third Eye” convincingly, collecting nearly twice as many votes as the … Continue reading

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05\26\11 Release Date?? • Last Chance Voting

Our old pal Blair over at the Official Site posts today that Tool’s next album will be released on May 15 or 22 of 2012. It’s a long long way from now for such a precise bit of prognostication, but … Continue reading

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05\25\11 The Final Finalist

“Lateralus” has sent “10,000 Days” packing, and now moves on to face “Third Eye” in the final Tool Madness showdown, pitting your pick for the band’s Greatest song from the 1990s against your pick for the Greatest song of the … Continue reading

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05\24\11 Tool Madness: First Finalist • Beta Test

Well well. “Sober” was finally eliminated, so those of you who were worried the venerable single would win it all can rest easy. It lost in a blowout to “Third Eye”, which now advances to the finals to face the … Continue reading

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05\22\11 Reaching Up and Reaching Out

Hi folks. After many (many) years of coding the site entirely by hand, the site is finally switching over to WordPress! The main differences that you’ll notice will be (a) you can finally comment on news posts, and (b) you … Continue reading

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05\21\11 Tool Madness Wrapup: Elite Eight Round

With the fourth round of Tool Madness now over, there are only the Final 4 songs remaining. Sure looks like popularity has not been the key to being great; the four songs were ranked #1, #3, #9, and #10 in … Continue reading

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05\15\11 Ten Years Tool Madness Wrapup: Sweet 16

The album Lateralus was released ten years ago today. Sit back and reflect on all that has happened in your life since then. I said it a few weeks ago for the 10,000 Days anniversary, and I’ll say it again: … Continue reading

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05\10\11 Age Madness

As the Tool Madness tournament continues, let’s take a second to wish drummer Danny Carey a happy 50th birthday! Congratulations on reaching this milestone and still being one of the best. §

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05\05\11 Tool Madness: Second Round Wrapup

As the second round comes to a close, there have now been over 61,000 votes cast in Tool Madness! Of the sixteen matchups, two ended in ties! Also, the radio singles were not all shoo-ins as you might have expected; … Continue reading

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05\03\11 Tool Madness: Second Round Update

The second half of the second round is over; a complete roundup of the round (a “round roundup”?) will be posted this week. Most notably, the end of the second round had a tie matchup, just as the first half … Continue reading

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05\02\11 An Anniversary Tool Madness Update

Today is the five-year anniversary of the release of 10,000 Days, and to commemorate the occasion, a rollout of a new feature here at The Tool Page was planned, but everyone had their “eye on the TV” with the Osama … Continue reading

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