FAQ News

17 September 2020

On this day, way back when I’m 1996, Zoo Entertainment started giving away vinyl copies of the Ænima LP.

The vinyl edition was released before the official release day of 1 October 1996. Apparently wanting to start marketing TOOL’s sophomore album immediately, these first pressings of the vinyl has the Zoo Entertainment logo on the back cover, not Zoo/BMG.

Let us celebrate Ænima’s “pre-birthday” today, and blast the shit out of itat least once today!

(Thanks to Richard Keenan for the info!)



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6 September 2020

Congratulations to our boys for winning Rock Album of the Year from iHeart Radio!

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6 September 2020

Looking for something to do on this Labor Day weekend? How about checking out the Videos section here at The TOOL FAQ? You will see that there have been about a couple dozen more full-length shows have been embedded. You’ll also find a few more covers in the – you guested it – Covers section.

The next version of the FAQ itself is currently in the works now. With everything more or less still at a stand-still, at least in the music industry, there really isn’t going to be much to add. That said, I have already found and corrected some grammatical errors, so there’s that. expect to see the newest version sometime during the first weekend of October.

I still have a few ideas I have been toying with for the site. The next update I plan on adding all of TOOL’s artwork. In addition, I’d like to also start a fan artwork section as well, but i am going to need help with that one. If you know of any awesome fan art, let me know. Email it, message TTF on Facebook, snail mail, whatever, and I will get it up.

I am also open to suggestions as well. Is there something you’d like to see here? Let me know!

As always, thanks. – SWL

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30 August 2020

One year ago today, after a 13 year hiatus, TOOL unleashed upon the world their fifth studio album, Fear Inoculum.

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23 August 2020

I know, I know I’m late for this one, but congratulations to TOOL for having Fear Inoculum certifies GOLD!

https://loudwire.com/tool-fear-inoculum-certified-gold/

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23 August 2020

The next version of the FAQ is in the works. Although it won’t be a large revision, there are a few things that still need to be added and/or updated. It will hopefully be ready next weekend. For now, for your viewing pleasure, several more live shows have been added to the Videos section.

As always, if there is anything you would like to see here at TTF, don’t be afraid to let me know.

Thanks, SWL

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9 August 2020

Still craving live shows? Same here. Since we still can’t actually go see any shows in person, YouTube is the next best thing. Head on over to the Videos section to see a few more shows that have been embedded for your enjoyment.

There is also a new cover that went viral this past week. Just keep in mind that even cringe-worthy covers will get posted here in addition to the really good ones, so take that however you will.

Other than that, there really isn’t much else going on right now. I am still trying to figure out a better way to post FAQ News posts along with a few other ideas I have for the site. So, until then, as always, your feedback is appreciated. If you have any ideas on what you’d like to see here, don’t be afraid to reach out.

Thanks, SWL

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1 August 2020

Although there isn’t anything going on in the music and entertainment industry, that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy live performances of days gone by, thanks to YouTube and other online streaming platforms. As such, there have been a few more of TOOL’s shows embedded over in the Videos section.

Since everything is more or less at a standstill, I will be reducing the frequency of the editing to the FAQ itself from once a month to once a quarter for the foreseeable future. Don’t worry, though, because I will definitely still be taking care of the site the best I can. I still have a fair amount of live shows to add and I am still working on getting other things going for the site as well, including a new and different way to make site news posts.

Until then, if there’s anything you would want to see here at The TOOL FAQ, get ahold of me and let me know.

Thanks, SWL

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25 July 2020

It seems life has a way of preventing me from updating every week, but instead only allowing me to update it every other week or so. It’s all good, because with the world still relatively shut down, there really isn’t much to do anyway.

Having said that, if you’re looking for something to do, there are now a few of TOOL’s live performances embedded in the new, aptly named, Live Performances section. There’s only a handful for now, but in the weeks to come I will be embedding more.

As always, if there’s anything you would like to see here at The TOOL FAQ, don’t hesitate to let me know.

SWL

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14 July 2020

It’s been quiet here the last couple weeks here at The TOOL FAQ. Between spending time with the family over the Independence Day weekend and starting a new job this week, I have had to put TTF on the back burner.

I still have plans on embedding a shit-ton of live performances, and hopefully this weekend I will get to at least some of them. In the meantime, you will see that there are a few more covers I stumbled upon. And, as always, if there’s anything you would like to see here at The TOOL FAQ, please let me know.

Thanks, SWL

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3 July 2020

Sometimes these updates will be fairly small, as is the case this time around. With the world still pretty much closed due to COVID-19, there really isn’t much going on, and that includes TOOL.

For this month’s update, a definite answer from Paul regarding his departure is now included in the FAQ, and as well as a further clarification of a couple other questions. For those of you out there who knows TOOL, also knows that they have a good sense of humor, so I’ve included something silly that may give you a chuckle.

After checking out this month’s update, check back again next week to see a few more covers in the Videos section. After that, I plan on adding some live concerts, courtesy of The You Tube.

As always, if you would like to see something else here at The TOOL FAQ, head on over to TTF’s Facebook page and let me know!

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13 June 2020

Everyone enjoys a good cover, right? Now, over in the Videos Section you will now find a collection of covers that other bands and artists have done over the years. Some of these are really good, some are probably cringe-worthy. Either way, it’s nice to see other people playing TOOL’s songs in their own way.

If you know of any other video, clips, or anything else you’d like to see here at The TOOL FAQ, head on over to our Facebook page and leave a comment.

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2 June 2020

At The TOOL FAQ, we usually keep things fairly light. Our mission is to spotlight and celebrate one of music’s greatest bands. We don’t consider ourselves to be “political” and won’t ever flood your feed with what you’ll find on the news and other places.

But equality is not political. We unequivocally support the fight against racial injustices. Human rights are a social issue.

George Floyd was a father, a brother, and someone’s son. Irregardless of what he did with his life up until that fateful day, he did not deserve to die.

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30 May 2020

Just as promised, the second update to the FAQ has arrived. It mostly consisted of spelling and grammar corrections. However, there were a couple of new questions that were added.

Next week or so I plan on uploading (embedding, actually) several videos of other artists covering TOOL. Some are good, some not so much, but they’ll be fun to watch either way.

After checking out the updates FAQ, head on over to The TOOL FAQ’s Facebook page, hit that “like” button and tell me what else you’d like to see here at TTF!

Thanks, SWL

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23 May 2020

What would a TOOL fan site be without some covers the guys have done over the years? That’s what I thought to myself one day while browsing YouTube. So, if you haven’t seen these before go ahead and check them out. If there are any more out there, please do not hesitate to tell me about them and I will get them on here at The TOOL FAQ.

Head on over to TTF’s Facebook page, hit that “Like” button, and then let me know of anything else you would like to see here.

Thanks, SWL

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15 May 2020

19 years ago today, Tool released their magnum opus, Lateralus.

It is Tool’s third studio album, and was released on 15 May 2001 through Volcano Entertainment.

The album was recorded at Cello Studios in Hollywood and The Hook, Big Empty Space, and The Lodge, in North Hollywood, between October 2000 and January 2001.

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12May 2020

We want to wish a happy birthday to Paul D’amour. Without him TOOL could’ve been much different, and I’m always thankful he was a part of their early years. So, HAPPY BIRTHDAY Paul.

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10 May 2020

Happy birthday, Danny!

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02 May 2020

Today in 2006, TOOL released 10,000 Days.

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02 May 2020

Today is the first official update to the FAQ itself. Whenever possible, I plan on making an update at least once a month or so.

There were a couple of question that needed clarifying, and I couldn’t have done it without help. In this case, Maceij Jonczyk rose the task and it is very much appreciated.

I’ve also added a new section for videos. As of now, there is only the official music videos, but I think he future I plan on adding other types of videos, including live concerts, covers and maybe even some reaction videos.

Head on over to the TOOL FAQ’s Facebook page and let me know what else you would like to see here at The TOOL FAQ!

Thanks, SWL.

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27 April 2020:

Sometime on Friday, 25 April 2020, Blair Mackenzie Blake, TOOL’s official website webmaster and author of TOOL’s monthly Newsletter (that we all know oftentimes has nothing to do with the band) acknowledged this new TOOL FAQ!

It truly is an honor, and I am am extremely humbled, to know that the band themselves (except possibly Maynard – who really knows about him, ammiright?) are aware of this new FAQ and gave BMB the go-ahead to post about it on their official website.

I also would like to give another shout out to Hellboy and his site, fourtheye.net for the tremendous amount of help he has provided over the last 10 months or so.

And, once again, I also want to give Kabir Akhtar and his now-archived site, toolshed.down.net for the inspiration behind this new FAQ. Without him and his original efforts, this new FAQ certainly would not have been possible.

Later this week, I do plan on updating the site itself by adding some videos, including the band’s official videos, plus some other TOOL-related videos. I’ve also got a couple of other ideas, but those will have to wait until I figured out how to go about them.

Next week, I plan on the first update to the FAQ itself. There are a few questions that need clarification as a couple you you, the readers, have pointed out, and yes I will give you guys your shout-outs and credit when I do make the update(s).

As always, in the meantime, don’t hesitate to point out to me if you see anything that needs correcting.

Also, don’t forget to swing by The TOOL FAQ’s Facebook page to drop a comment and to hit that share button.

Thanks, SWL.

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22 April 2020:

It’s been a week since the [new] TOOL FAQ went live! It has already seen well over 1,000 different visitors, which honestly was a surprise.

I plan on doing weekly updates, some major, some minor for the foreseeable future to the site itself, and monthly updates to the FAQ itself.

This week’s update I decided to add TOOL’s lyrics. It’s not the big of a deal, really. You can find them pretty much anywhere, I know. But, I figured that since this site is dedicated solely to TOOL, why not have their lyrics as well?

Head on over to The TOOL FAQ’s Facebook page and tell me what you think.

Facebook.com/thetoolfaq

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17 April 2020:

Happy 56th birthday to Maynard James Keenan!

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16 April 2020:

Created a Facebook page for the site because I’m told that’s what you’re supposed to do.

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15 April 2020:

Today it goes LIVE!

It took a very long time to compile everything in this FAQ and I hope one day that, eventually, it will become everyone’s go-to for definitive information regarding TOOL. 

Thanks, SWL

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14 April 2020:

Today I did the unimaginable: I finally bought the domain and started building the new home for the TOOL FAQ and uploaded the entire document. It was a pain, but a joy. 

Thanks, SWL