Tool's Adam Jones: the 10 guitarists who shaped my sound

Adam Jones of Tool performs live in 1997
(Image credit: Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)

With their uncompromising blend of tight distorted riffs, tortuous time signatures and tribal rhythms, Tool are a band quite unlike any other. 

We were lucky enough to sit down with guitarist Adam Jones, who let us in on the 10 players who had the greatest influence on his formidable approach to electric guitar.

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Brad Angle

Brad is a Brooklyn-based writer, editor and video producer. He is the former content director of Revolver magazine and executive editor of Guitar World. His work has appeared in Vice, Guitar Aficionado, Inked and more. He’s also a die-hard Les Paul player who wishes he never sold his 1987 Marshall Silver Jubilee half stack.