I still don't know how much I buy into all of that. Isn't it a little too convenient that the songs he can pull off just so happen to be all of their hits?
Wouldn't Parabola be considered one of the more difficult songs to pull off vocally? Wouldn't they have busted out Triad by now if Maynard has such a hard time singing night in and night out. If it's really about him being unable or lazy, you'd think that'd be his first suggestion.
Eulogy, H, Jimmy, The Grudge and D/R/T are really the only songs that haven't been played within the last couple tours. Jimmy is supposedly too personal, D/R/T is nearly a half hour total, and The Grudge does have that wicked scream, which I could see him using the talk box for in the future. And to be fair, just two short tours ago, Third Eye, Hooker, Pushit, Parabola and Ticks were all in the previously mentioned group of unplayed songs.
I also think Justin is just as big of a reason for them rarely going back beyond Aenima as Maynard is.
The reason that I said what I did about his willingness to play the other stuff is because Danny has said that to me specifically. I've met him on several occasions at the Baked Potato After Volto gigs and he's quite candid about the fact that Maynard has no interest in learning the old stuff again. I definitely give them props for playing 3rd eye, right in two, hooker, pushit, and ticks in the past two tours. Sadly though, when I break out the old bootlegs and compare them to the recent tours Maynard just can't nail it like he used too.
People age...its like me being mad at Kobe Bryant for not having the stamina on the basketball court he had a decade ago. Maynard still sounds great to me considering his age and I'd still rate him higher than most singers' ability to sing live
Jerk-offs, the lot of you.
My buddy was fanatic about the tool show, hes been texting me about how great the visuals were. Was he on drugs or was it different than the winter tour?
I missed day 1 at Rivers Edge fest. I got carried away at my buddy's wedding and ended up going to the reception instead of driving there like I had planned.
I did see Puscifer the next day. It was ok, I was a little bored with it. I think I would give them another chance at an indoor venue.
I apologize if this has been posted somewhere but i didn't see it:
This is the part that stood out to me, only because at this year's Coachella At the Drive-In claimed they were the first band to ever play Coachella:
Also I agree that Phil Hendrie is the man.Quote:
“The very first band ever to perform at Coachella was, in the morning on the main stage, was A Perfect Circle. And then I played with Rage Against the Machine at night and then the next night, Tool closed the show.”
Ozzfest is is back? :puke
In Japan.... Tool before Black Sabbath sounds like one hell of a night to me.
Hahaha, Slipknot are bigger than Tool. Metal.
In terms of what the kids recognize most these days, yeah.
In terms of everything. They probably sell more albums and downloads, they probably sell more tickets to their shows, they are a physically larger group.
I bet if NIN played Ozfest they would headline d$
The fact that Stonesour is among those 6 acts is the most disturbing thing about that poster for me.
Special 21st anniversary edition of Opiate is onsale right now:
$150...seriously? as much as i'd like this i'm gonna pass.