Tool

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": progressive metal progressive rock metal alternative rock progressive Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s

Biography

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 D’Amour (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 Tool’s densely rhythmic style, with ‘Hush’ helping establish a buzz for the band; the accompanying video graphically displayed the song’s anti-censorship slant of ‘I can’t say what I want to/Even if I’m 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 Tool’s live performances. Their increased confidence was evident on...

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