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The Tool Page: An Article

Publication: MTV News

Date: November, 2002

Transcribed by
Todd Rosal (

 title: Tool Set Their Dressing Room On Fire, Lose Bowl Of Fruit
author: Jon Wiederhorn

Mystical metal band Tool have developed a reputation for 
performing shows that set venues ablaze with excitement. 
Before a recent show in San Antonio, Texas, however, they 
actually set a venue on fire  for real.

Tool were hanging out 
backstage at the Freeman Coliseum when a candle they had 
lit set a nearby drape alight. The fire quickly spread to the 
table the candle was on before the band's stage manager 
and venue officials doused the flames with fire extinguishers.

Firefighters were called to the scene, and after a quick 
examination of the singed dressing room, they declared the 
area safe and determined that the show could go on.

A post on Tool's Web site read, "The only real break with 
routine was the loss of two interviews for a couple of 
newspapers and the bowl of fruit in the dressing room. The 
table was retired with honors and the room remains a shrine 
to badly fitted drapes and candles." 

The general manager of the auditorium said Tool would be 
billed several thousand dollars for damage to the door and 

There are four more dates on Tool's current tour, which ends 
November 24 in Long Beach, California. After the tour, 
vocalist Maynard James Keenan will return to his other band, 
A Perfect Circle, to record vocals for its second album.

Posted to t.d.n: 12/03/02 14:11:54