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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\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\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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04\27\11 Tool Madness: Second Round Update

It’s been a wild ride in the first half of the second round of the Tool Madness tournament. As you vote for the Greatest song by Tool, there has been much interesting discussion, both on the Opinion forums and on … Continue reading

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04\19\11 Tool Madness: First Round Analysis

The first round of Tool Madness is over. You can see the updated bracket for the quick hit of results, but here’s some deeper analysis: 34,919 votes were cast! There were many blowouts, owing largely to the fact that there … Continue reading

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04\18\11 Final Final 4 Day

Today is the final day to submit your picks for the Final 4 in the Tool Madness tournament. If you haven’t already, head over to the Tool Madness page and take a stab at it! §

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04\15\11 Tool Madness Update

The first round of matchups in the Lateralus & Salival bracket has ended. No real surprises here, though the not-often-played “No Quarter” is the first #12 seed (and the first cover) to advance. “Reflection” steamrolled over companion song “Disposition”, so … Continue reading

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04\12\11 Tool Madness: The Right Side

The first round continues down the right side of the bracket this week, and judging from the ballots you have all cast predicting the Final 4, there are a few heavy favorites and a few unpredictable matchups coming. More details, … Continue reading

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04\10\11 Tool Madness: Ænima Bracket Update

The first-round matchups in the Ænima bracket are now over, and the Tool Madness tournament marches on. As expected, all of the six segue tracks from Ænima were soundly defeated, though “Die Eier von Satan” was the only one to … Continue reading

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04\07\11 Tool Madness Ballot

As of yesterday evening, you can now fill out a Final 4 ballot for Tool Madness. Who knows, maybe we’ll have a prize announced before this is all over. A lot of people have already signed up; fill yours out … Continue reading

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04\06\11 Undertow is Legal | Tool Madness Matchups 3 & 4

Well well. “Undertow”, an album that got many of us into Tool, was released eighteen years ago today. No word yet on whether the venerable record will celebrate by registering to vote, buying a pack of cigarettes, or just enjoying … Continue reading

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04\05\11 Tool Madness

Tomorrow marks eighteen years since the release of “Undertow”, the album which put Tool on the map. (Which map? I’m not sure.) After all these years, Tool has released 63 of their own songs, and since March Madness has just … Continue reading

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