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Tool Band


Genres: Experimental / Metal

Location: LA, MA

Stats: 573 fans / 24,661 plays / 46 plays today






Tool is an American rock band, formed in 1990 in Los Angeles, California when drummer Danny Carey joined the rehearsal of his neighbour, singer Maynard James Keenan, guitarist Adam Jones and bassist Paul d'Amour when nobody else would show up. His decision proved to be a stroke of luck when the band turned out to become one of the most profound rock acts of their time, "introducing dark, vaguely underground metal to the preening pretentiousness of art rock" most notably due to their influential sophomore effort nima (1996). They have gained appreciation and critical praise for a complex and ever-evolving sound, that ranges from "slam and bang" heavy metal on their first release to more progressive influenced songwriting on Lateralus (2001) which "is as far removed from what's considered musically popular these days as you can get."

Their overall sound has been described as "grinding, post-Jane's Addiction heavy metal" as well as "a primal sound as distinct as it is disturbing" most simplified categorizations of the band's genre are often dismissed . They are known for addressing philosophical and spiritual issues in their lyrics, such as evolution , organized religion ("Opiate") and transcendence ("Lateralus"), as well as for songs that feature "complex rhythm changes, haunting vocals, and an onslaught of changes in dynamics" which often result in a greater-than-average track length. Additionally, most of their music videos feature stop-motion animation created by Jones, in a style similar to the Brothers Quay "strange puzzle-like four minute movies" which tend to perpetuate the perception of Tool as a "dark, disturbing" band.

Their music has been influenced by King Crimson , Led Zeppelin , Pink Floyd , Rush, and early Yes, among several others. In turn, the "list of bands that have been inspired by [Tool] is long and prestigious."


  • Guitar Moma said:
    I love this band too KunnHide, especially the drummer! Adam's interview was pretty baddass as well... http://bit.ly/9A70YN Jul 07
  • kuunDeerDancer♥ said:
    you´re the most original band i´ve ever heard your sound has a lot of progressive bands but you have an unique sound :D Mar 05
  • Dommy d said:
    they have 2 b the most creative band in the whole world and everyone loves em for it and because they act a whole lot different compared 2 everyone else. Jul 12
  • Snuggleblade said:
    purevolume.com/snuggleblade Jul 02
  • Christine said:
    awesome love your songs:):) Jun 29
  • Hotaru said:
    I love your music!!! You guys know how to do it!! Mar 14
  • Phil said:
    Tool is my favorite band. Lateralus just gives me the chills. I can't wait for another album and tour, but I will for as long as it takes, as long as it happens haha. Feb 26
  • Trent said:
    Greatest band ever!! Maynards my hero Apr 17
  • liska said:
    Add Comment here... Jan 15
  • dis said:
    tool..... the best... music.. soothing to my senses... the lyrics.... inspires me..... Jan 10
  • jessy_hates_your_shit_music said:
    tool is awesome Dec 29
  • rockandmetalfa09 said:
    Add Comment here... Jul 26
  • Valcrist said:
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  • sugarStarX said:
    Tool.. My favorite band.. argh!!! Jun 28
  • neverXbackXdown said:
    duuude! Jun 22


Jan 01, 1992


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