Tool's Adam Jones talks everything Fear Inoculum: the agonizing wait, the colossal tones and those signature pull-offs

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Best of 2019: It’s been nearly 5,000 days since the release of Tool’s last studio effort, 10,000 Days.

That’s 13 years since the genre-busting metal dissidents have put out any new music - the lion’s share of which have been characterized by vague progress reports, a ceaselessly active rumor mill, overly optimistic release dates and an ever-passionate but deeply frustrated fanbase that’s been kept busy with conspiracy theories and conjecture about whether or not they’d actually ever hear new Tool music again. However, on August 30, one of the most influential and mythicized bands of its generation finally added a new chapter to its discography.

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