For Tool, music and imagery are inextricably united—which is why the group is reissuing its 1992 debut EP, Opiate, in an extremely limited edition with new artwork and collectibles. Adam Jones explains.
Whether or not there will be a new Tool album this year remains to be seen, but one thing we do know for sure is that frontman Maynard James Keenan will be taking his solo act, Puscifer, on the road this summer.
In pursuit of becoming a better, more well-rounded musician, I believe the most essential tool for any guitar player to utilize is live performance. While that may sound painfully obvious, I have encountered many talented "bedroom shredders" who find it impossible to translate their woodshed chops to the stage environment.
Maynard James Keenan's side project Puscifer isn't exactly guitar heavy, but given that he's the lead singer of two of rock's biggest bands -- Tool and A Perfect Circle -- and generally makes great music videos, we're bringing you Puscifer's new video for their track "Telling Ghosts." Enjoy below.
So as most of you know by now, all the hype around Tool being in the recording studio was just that, and the recording sessions referred to in Tool's November newsletter were for drummer Danny Carey's side project, Volto.