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12\31\12 The New Year

Happy New Year, everyone! It’s been quiet here and on the Tool front as well, apart from word that the guys have been “writing”, which we do always hear in the years between albums. The other noteworthy Tool news is … Continue reading

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08\17\12 Seventeen Years

Yikes. The site turns 17 today, which is probably older than many of you. Even though Tool is generally quiet these days, we’ll take this opportunity to thank you all for coming by over the years! §

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06\25\12 Show Reviews from Rivers Edge

Tool played this past weekend in Minnesota, showcasing a setlist that did not deviate much from their usual shows over recent years, though they did open with an old crowd favorite. Check out the reviews being posted to the Tour … Continue reading

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04\10\12 Just One Show

I posted this to our Twitter feed a few days ago when it was announced, but neglected to do so here! Oops. Tool will be playing at the River’s Edge Festival in Minnesota this summer, in what is being billed … Continue reading

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12\17\11 More Dates

Several more shows have been announced, and are now posted to the Tour page. There are some rumblings that a Coachella appearance may be in the works, but so far, that’s just a rumor… §

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12\13\11 On The Road Again

And with this fine December week comes word of several new shows that Tool is suddenly reported to play. It’s been eighteen months since they’ve played shows in North America, and all of a sudden, it looks like there will … Continue reading

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10\29\11 Danny and Paul • Maynard Speaks

This is an interesting reunion – for the first time in fifteen years, Danny will perform on a track with former bassist Paul D’Amour, on the first album by Paul’s band Feersum Ennjin. Loudwire has the full story. § Also, … Continue reading

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08\28\11 Old News is Still Valid

Turns out that sixteen years ago today, I posted the following to the News page: On touring: nothing has been said about there being a tour anytime soon. Just keep your fingers crossed.” Funny how some things apparently never change. … Continue reading

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08\17\11 Sixteenth Birthday • The Jones Spangled Banner

Sixteen years ago today, the very first news post was made to this site, in an era before blogging or websites with time-stamped updates. Happy birthday, toolshed, and congratulations on being old enough to drive. Can’t believe it’s been online … Continue reading

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07\28\11 Tonight – APC in LA + Tickets…

This is a quick note for LA readers – I’ve wound up with two extra tickets to tonight’s A Perfect Circle show in Los Angeles. Anyone want them? Shoot me an email at kabir@toolshed.down.net. Maybe I’ll see some of y’all … Continue reading

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06\23\11 No Release Date

As expected, the Official Site has admitted that the “release date” for the next album that was posted recently was actually not a real one. Meanwhile, we must be patient. §

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06\08\11 Antiquiet’s Tool Madness Interview

Rock music website Antiquiet has written an article on Tool Madness, which was our recently-completed contest/tournament/search for the Greatest song the band has written. The article features an interview with yours truly, and some tricky questions by author Kevin “Skwerl” … Continue reading

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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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