"Tool" is an American rock band, formed in 1990 in Los Angeles, California, when drummer Danny Carey joined the rehearsal of his neighbor, 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 a highly successful act, "introducing dark, vaguely underground metal to the preening pretentiousness of art rock"
Their overall sound has been described as "grinding, post-Jane's Addiction heavy metal"
Their music has been influenced by King Crimson, Rush, Meshuggah, and early Yes, among several others. In turn, Tool's music has been deemed influential by critics and fellow artists alike.
Tool's latest record, ''10,000 Days'', was released on April 28 in parts of Europe, on April 29 in Australia, May 1 in the UK and May 2 2006, in the US. The album opener "Vicarious" premiered on US radio stations on April 17, the album itself sold approximately 550,000 copies in its opening week in the US alone, securing itself the top spot in some international charts. However, ''10,000 Days'' critical reception was less favourable than its predecesso...
|Background||group or band|
|Origin||Los Angeles, California|
|Genre|| Alternative Metal|
|Current members|| Adam Jones (Guitars)|
Danny Carey (Drums)
Justin Chancellor (Bass)
Maynard James Keenan (Vocals)
|Past members||Paul d'Amour (Bass)|