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A Perfect Circle - 100% match to Tool

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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An art-rock band with nu metal and gothic elements, A Perfect Circle is the side project of Tool singer Maynard James Keenan (James Herbert Keenan, 17 April 1964, Ravenna, Ohio, USA) and has attracted an audience made up primarily of introspective and intellectual young rock fans. Their songs can be quirky, melancholy and even depressing, but along with Keenan’s main ba Read more

Porcupine Tree - 26% match to Tool

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This UK band was widely ascribed with bringing progressive rock back into vogue during the 90s. Steven Wilson (3 November 1967, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England; guitar/vocals) is the guiding light behind Porcupine Tree, which allows him to indulge his interests in ambient dance music and left-field, psychedelic rock. Wilson embarked on his musical career in 1987, whe Read more

Mastodon - 25% match to Tool

Genres: Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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This US progressive metal band was formed in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1999 by Bränn Dailor (drums), Bill Kelliher (guitar), Troy Sanders (bass/vocals), Brent Hinds (guitar/vocals) and Eric Saner (vocals). Kelliher and Dailor had previously played with the mathcore bands Lethargy and Today Is The Day, but formed a new band with the intention of exploring a more rock-orientated Read more

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Deftones - 23% match to Tool

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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An intense, thoroughly contemporary US hard rock band, Deftones originally comprised Chino Moreno (Camillo Wong Moreno, 20 June 1973; vocals), Chi Cheng (b. Chi Ling Dai Cheng, 15 July 1970; bass), Stephen Carpenter (b. 3 August 1970; guitar) and Abe Cunningham (b. Abraham Cunningham, 27 July 1973; drums). The quartet emerged from their home town of Sacramento, California, w Read more

Nine Inch Nails - 21% match to Tool

Genres: Eclectic Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Trent Reznor (Michael Trent Reznor, 17 May 1965, Mercer, Pennsylvania, USA), the multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and creative force behind Nine Inch Nails, trained as a classical pianist during his small-town Pennsylvania childhood, but his discovery of rock and early industrial bands, despite his dislike of the ‘industrial’ tag, changed his musical direction comp Read more

Opeth - 21% match to Tool

Genres: Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Named after a city which appears in a Wilbur Smith novel, the Swedish progressive death metal band Opeth is difficult to describe in that the act incorporates a wide variety of influences into its overall sound, including folk, ambient, jazz and gothic elements. Nevertheless, they remain one of the most admired bands across the entire canon of metal.Foun Read more

Kyuss - 20% match to Tool

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Palm Desert, California, USA, this quartet of school friends mixed their differing tastes to provide a blues-based retro rock sound of stunning heaviness charged with a spiritual air. The mainstream tastes of vocalist John Garcia (4 September 1970, San Manuel, Arizona, USA) and the metal background of bass player Nick Oliveri (b. 21 October 1971, Los Angeles, Calif Read more

Alice in Chains - 18% match to Tool

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1987 in Seattle, Washington, USA, by Layne Staley (22 August 1967, Kirkland, Washington, USA, d. April 2002, Seattle, Washington, USA; vocals) and Jerry Cantrell (b. 18 March 1966, Tacoma, Washington, USA; vocals, guitar) with Mike Starr (bass) and Sean Kinney (b. 27 June 1966, Seattle, Washington, USA; drums), Alice In Chains developed a sound that mixed Black Sab Read more

Rage Against The Machine - 18% match to Tool

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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The name says everything about Rage Against The Machine. The aggressive musical blend of metal guitar and hip-hop rhythms is an appropriate background to the rap-styled delivery of angry, confrontational, political lyrics, addressing concerns over inner city deprivation, racism, censorship, propaganda, the plight of Native Americans and many other issues as the band strive to o Read more

Ashes Divide - 16% match to Tool

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Formed in 2007 following the break-up of his former band A Perfect Circle, this US alternative rock act (whose name is normally written ASHES dIVIDE) is predominantly a solo project for multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter Billy Howerdel (18 May 1969, New Jersey, USA). After signing a contract with Island Records for a new album, Howerdel was joined at the recording s Read more

Isis - 16% match to Tool

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
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Queens Of The Stone Age - 15% match to Tool

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This highly acclaimed Palm Desert, California, USA-based heavy rock band was formed from the ashes of Kyuss, the stoner rock legends who split up in 1995 after several years of critical acclaim and negligible commercial success. After leaving Kyuss, guitarist Josh Homme (Joshua Michael Homme, 17 May 1973, Palm Springs, California, USA) toured with Soundgarden and issued seve Read more

Faith No More - 14% match to Tool

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in San Francisco, California, USA in 1980, Faith No More, titled after a greyhound on which the members had placed a bet, were among the first outfits to experiment with the fusion of funk, thrash and hardcore styles that effectively became a new musical subgenre. The band initially comprised Jim Martin (21 July 1961, Oakland, California, USA; guitar, ex-Vicious Hatre Read more

Meshuggah - 14% match to Tool

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Lauded for their technical ability and abstract vision, Meshuggah’s music has evolved from primal Metallica -esque thrash through to an intricate technical progressive metal, occasionally comparable to Watchtower or Dream Theater. Formed in Umeå, Sweden, Meshuggah came together after the band members progressed through local bands Metallien and Calipash and a first a Read more

The Mars Volta - 14% match to Tool

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Following the break-up of the highly popular post-hardcore band At The Drive-In in 2001, its members embarked on a number of recording projects including Sparta, De Facto and Mars Volta. Cedric Bixler-Zavala (4 November 1974, Redwood City, California, USA; vocals) and Omar Rodríguez-Lopez (b. 1 September 1975, Bayamón, Puerto Rico; guitar/synthesizers) decided Read more


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