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Tool is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California, USA, formed in 1990. They emerged with a heavy metal sound on their first studio album, Undertow (1993), and later became a dominant act in the alternative metal movement, with the release of their second album, Ænima in 1996. Their efforts to unify musical experimentation, visual arts, and a message of personal evolution continued with Lateralus (2001), 10,000 Days (2006) and the most recent album, Fear Inoculum (2019).

Line-up:
Maynard James Keenan – vocals (1990–)
Adam Jones – guitar (1990–)
Danny Carey – drums, percussion (1990–)
Justin Chancellor – bass (1995–)

Former Members:
Paul D'Amour – bass (1990–1995)
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Tool (2) - Dylan Dog - Rock & Horror Cover-Design Various Sweat Various - Dylan Dog - Rock & Horror (Comp) RCA Italy 1992 Diese Version verkaufen
none Tool (2) - Rockamerica Oct. 1992 Cover-Design Various Hush Various - Rockamerica Oct. 1992(Umatic, Comp, Promo) Rockamerica none US 1992 Diese Version verkaufen
BMG 011 Tool (2) - Rock Your Socks Sampler Cover-Design Various Sweat Various - Rock Your Socks Sampler(Cass, Comp, Promo, Smplr) BMG BMG 011 US 1992 Diese Version verkaufen
NRS 10 Tool (2) - New Route Sampler 10 Cover-Design Various Opiate Various - New Route Sampler 10(Cass, Comp, Promo) New Route NRS 10 US 1992 Diese Version verkaufen
CMJ CD-041 Tool (2) - CMJ Presents Certain Damage! - Volume 41 Cover-Design Various Opiate Various - CMJ Presents Certain Damage! - Volume 41(CD, Comp, Promo) College Music Journal CMJ CD-041 US 1992 Diese Version verkaufen
CMJ CD-043 Various Jerk Off (Live) Various - CMJ Presents Certain Damage! - Volume 43(CD, Comp, Promo, Smplr) College Music Journal CMJ CD-043 US 1992 Diese Version verkaufen
RDJ-66345-2 Tool (2) - The Best Of The Fest 1993 - A Sampler Of Great Music Cover-Design Various Sober Various - The Best Of The Fest 1993 - A Sampler Of Great Music(CD, Comp) BMG Distribution RDJ-66345-2 US 1993 Diese Version verkaufen
21, MCAD-10699 Tool (2) - The Album Network TuneUp In-Store Play Edition Cover-Design Various / Meat Loaf Sober Various / Meat Loaf - The Album Network TuneUp In-Store Play Edition(2xCD, Album, Comp, Promo) The Album Network, MCA Records 21, MCAD-10699 US 1993 Diese Version verkaufen
F CD 5 Tool (2) - F CD 5 Cover-Design Vince Neil / Various Sober Vince Neil / Various - F CD 5(CD, Comp, Promo) Foundations F CD 5 US 1993 Diese Version verkaufen
LIME2 Tool (2) - Lime Lizard Cover-Design Various Swamp Song Various - Lime Lizard(Cass, Comp) Lime Lizard LIME2 UK 1993 Diese Version verkaufen
KCDP-51201 Tool (2) - BMG Pop Promo CD Volume 60 - December 1993 Cover-Design Various Sober (Edit) Various - BMG Pop Promo CD Volume 60 - December 1993(CD, Comp, Promo) BMG KCDP-51201 Canada 1993 Diese Version verkaufen
none Tool (2) - Rockamerica July. 1993 Cover-Design Various Sober Various - Rockamerica July. 1993(Umatic, Comp, Promo) Rockamerica none US 1993 Diese Version verkaufen
9548324812 Tool (2) - The Trip 2 - Consider The Alternative Cover-Design Various Sober Various - The Trip 2 - Consider The Alternative(CD, Comp) Warner Music New Zealand 9548324812 New Zealand 1993 Diese Version verkaufen
CSK 5256 Tool (2) - Lollapalooza '93 Cover-Design Various 4 Degrees Various - Lollapalooza '93(CD, Comp, Promo) Sony Music Entertainment Inc. CSK 5256 US 1993 Diese Version verkaufen
CMJ-NMM002 Tool (2) - CMJ New Music No. 2 August 1993 Cover-Design Various Sober Various - CMJ New Music No. 2 August 1993(CD, Comp) College Music Journal CMJ-NMM002 US 1993 Diese Version verkaufen
FMQB6 Tool (2) - FMQB CD Aircheck Volume VI:  August 1993, Celebrating The First 25 Years Of WBCN Cover-Design Various Sober Various - FMQB CD Aircheck Volume VI: August 1993, Celebrating The First 25 Years Of WBCN(CD, Album, Comp, Promo) FMQB FMQB6 US 1993 Diese Version verkaufen
72445-11066-2 Tool (2) - South Paw: Zoo's Left Wing '93 Cover-Design Various Crickets Various - South Paw: Zoo's Left Wing '93(CD, Comp, Promo) Zoo Entertainment 72445-11066-2 US 1993 Diese Version verkaufen
RCA 93/01 Tool (2) - Rock's Cool Attack Cover-Design Various Opiate Various - Rock's Cool Attack(CD, Comp, Smplr, Promo) RCA, BMG RCA 93/01 Netherlands 1993 Diese Version verkaufen
Tool (2) - Triple J Hottest 100 (The Hottest Of The Hottest) Cover-Design Various Sober Various - Triple J Hottest 100 (The Hottest Of The Hottest) (Comp) Triple J, ABC Music, EMI Australia 1994 Diese Version verkaufen
none Various Prison Sex Various - The Tip Sheet CD For Issue 44(CD, Comp, Promo) The Tip Sheet none UK 1994 Diese Version verkaufen
JCT-3118 Tool (2) - Generation X: An Alternative Point Of View Cover-Design Various Sober Various - Generation X: An Alternative Point Of View(Cass, Comp) Warner Special Products JCT-3118 US 1994 Diese Version verkaufen
PCD 083 Various Prision Sex / Sexo en prision Various - Promocional(CD, Comp, Promo) BMG PCD 083 Argentina 1994 Diese Version verkaufen
7243 8315892 Tool (2) - Rockgarden Cover-Design Various Prison Sex Various - Rockgarden(CD, Comp) EVA 7243 8315892 Belgium 1994 Diese Version verkaufen
OPCD-1652, JCD-3118 Tool (2) - Generation X: An Alternative Point Of View Cover-Design Various Sober Various - Generation X: An Alternative Point Of View(CD, Comp) Warner Special Products, JCI OPCD-1652, JCD-3118 US 1994 Diese Version verkaufen
KJKI 51207 Tool (2) - Mosh In The Mush! Cover-Design Various Prison Sex Various - Mosh In The Mush!(Cass, Comp, Promo) Zoo Entertainment, D-Tribe Records, BMG KJKI 51207 Canada 1994 Diese Version verkaufen

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poolguy34

poolguy34

14. August 2019
4 albums and an ep from 92 to 2019. Maynard is a self righteous pompous ass who with his band of geniuses create some of the best music ever. Damn them for not reissuing there measly record catalog.
portugalthecam

portugalthecam

25. Oktober 2018
So I decided I wanted to start listening to Tool again, as it's been forever. I listened to them a lot when I was younger, but haven't in forever. Lo and behold they are absent from all streaming services (can't blame them on that one)! I impulsively (re)bought Undertow, Aenima, and Lateralus on CD last night lolol thank goodness for Discogs! Would love it if the vinyl reissues still happened..
genocyber

genocyber

22. August 2018
i think they called the last album 10,000 days because that's how long it would be until the next one.
xdeckheadx

xdeckheadx

17. Februar 2016
I love this band. They may never be considered one of the best rock bands ever (except from a fan perhaps) but you will not find a rocker who doesn't like them, which is definitely something to be said.
enfantterrible

enfantterrible

25. März 2015
geändert over 4 years ago
I may have not been a fan of Progressive metal but this band marks the total exception for me, not just because it is technically awesome but because it brings a thematic with each album that is bewildering, ever more intuitive and enriching for the listener.
Each album is a study about the wonders of life in this strange but unlimited universe, (and that is probably why as most genious it takes them so long to bring a new album). To create a set of corresponding ideas that not just come as excellent craftmanship but full of content and that propels the listener to redirect questions about himself, his role in life, the place where he is at, the nature of things, the interrelation of mathematics and geometry into the core of the existence of every single thing and the fact that we are human gods who forgot their origin and meaning.
Fuck sake!, name me a band into the pop-rock bussiness who is able to get pass the lines of autodestruction, nihilism and anguish from our days, the apocalyptic mood, the "who gives a fuck" attitude that demarks the last six generations of music? That is why this band is something else, and may not be for everyone even though, wonderfully it has a wide set of followers.

My approach to Tool was the one from the skeptic, It came as a recommendation, A late one if I may add, as the band had already made their known discography to this moment. Their first album "Undertow" is nevertheless their most primitive, and where they started to break the rules to transform into the demigod they are now. It is since "Aenima" since things started to become more interesting and differentiated. "Aenima" was a clear allusion to Jüng´s Animus-Anima dyad principle of the human being, comprehends as I said at first, a meticulous study on the human psyche and the infinite of its possibilities and the visible inter connection with the structure of the universe.

Tool may be a sort of awakening circumstance for the unquiet spirit, or for the sensitive soul, whatever one may want to call it, the spiritual truth, or the unveiling illumination is associated within. For me it was sort of a two way manifestation. One of wonder and discovery and one of self verification on the certain things i knew by intuition or by lectures that suggested me a way of thinking-feeling.
Tool may have tracks or memorable moments that may move you really deep, till the point of feeling in touch with something "beyond" you, or to reveal utter realities that may crack your soul, that of course if you incarnate the aforementioned characteristics i mentioned early in your self, those of curiosity, freedom, will for living and a fearless desire to pass through dogmas and preconceptions made by history and culture. Of course as usual, this experience may be a thrill, and may shatter certain "realities" that may appear to be as solid as metal, resulting only being vapour in the big scheme of things, this may be perhaps scary at some point, but not as much as the rewards afterwards are quite compensatory.

"Lateralus" is a piece of Pithagorian math and Euclydean geometry and deals secretly with many hidden enigmas for the curious. The music is adhered to this principles and the lyrics with the melodies follows also the principles of musical composition (applied to modernity) of Aristotelian practice. Just keep an eye on the tempos, musical structure, instrumental allignment and rythm and you'll surely be bewildered. As for the lyrics they are simply outstanding, perfectly concatenated with the musical progression and thematic. Very intelligent music, nevertheless disguised with modern clothes. By the way, the artwork for each album is fantastic and well thought as well.
"10.000 days" goes further and places us in the utopia of some sort of Übermensch and its destiny as thematic while the music keeps a more pacific pace, nevertheless elaborated and with many intricacies.
I am very glad I was able to discover this band, I had to get pass through my doubts and dismission on modern rock and pop sensibilities but the final result was something quite impressive and definitive.
mattygeezajoke

mattygeezajoke

29. Oktober 2012
geändert over 7 years ago
Get over yourself kid. Tool rocks your mom hard every damn night!
mattyg107

mattyg107

3. Februar 2012
geändert over 7 years ago
While I was a fan growing up, since I've discovered some of the earlier experimental, prog. rock bands from the 70's-80's this band doesn't seem so original anymore. Try Legendary Pink Dots for a mind-bending experience you won't soon forget, heck even The Cure is more creative. 2 bands these guys obviously owe it to, but would never admit it!! I give them credit though, they did create the illusion that there is something in their music. Fooling the masses is an acceptable form of success. You aren't paying 300bucks a ticket to see them, your seeing all the bells and whistles they need to make their show interesting while Keenan hides in the corner. Cool when you're a kid, 27?? Not really.. Won't be replying to anyone, considering the type of overzealous fanboy only an overinflated band like this could create..
TheFraz

TheFraz

28. September 2011
If you like their music, you gotta see them in concert!

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