|Genres:||Heavy Metal Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||progressive metal progressive rock metal alternative rock progressive|
One of the leading US alternative metal acts to emerge from the 90s, Tool was formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1990 by Adam Jones (15 January 1965, Libertyville, Illinois, USA; guitar), Maynard James Keenan (b. James Herbert Keenan, 17 April 1964, Ravenna, Ohio, USA; vocals), Paul DAmour (b. 8 June 1968, Spokane, Washington, USA; bass) and Danny Carey (b. Daniel Edwin Carey, 19 May 1961, Paola, Kansas, USA; drums). The mini-album, Opiate, was a powerful introduction to Tools densely rhythmic style, with Hush helping establish a buzz for the band; the accompanying video graphically displayed the songs anti-censorship slant of I cant say what I want to/Even if Im not serious as the band appeared naked with their mouths taped shut. European dates with friends Rage Against The Machine and a US tour with the Rollins Band helped to sharpen Tools live performances. Their increased confidence was evident on...