Tool's Adam Jones: how a video from Metallica's Kirk Hammett helped my playing

Tool — including Adam Jones [second from left] — have been cooking up their new album for, um, quite some time (Image credit: Courtesy Speakeasy Public Relations & Marketing)

For our upcoming October 2019 issue, Guitar World was granted an extremely rare early listen to Tool's intensely protected new album, Fear Inoculum, as well as an audience with guitarist Adam Jones.

Jones talked about the mountains the band had to move to create the new record, detailed its uncanny concept and discussed everything from his enduring love of silverburst Gibson Les Paul Customs to how his playing relationship with his bandmates has evolved over the past 13 years.

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