Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Heavy Metal Band Tool Goes to Number 1 with First Single in 13 Years, 10 Minutes Long, And Sends Old Songs, Albums All Over the Charts


If you’re a fool for Tool, the intellectual heavy metal band, you’re in luck. They’ve just released their first single in 13 years and it’s already at number 1. IN fact, “Fear Inoculum” is 10 minutes, 22 seconds. So crazy!

On top of that, Tool is now occupying a huge chunk of the iTunes albums and singles charts with old releases. They’ve got five singles in the top 10, and five albums in the top 20. They knocked Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” off the top spot, which means Lil Nas is going to make a remix with them! (Just kidding.)

The “Fear Inoculum” album is coming, too. And it has a wild cover that includes an HD screen and speakers. (I don’t know how that will work!)

It’s a little unclear if Tool is on a label. Their own label, Volcano, is part of Epic/Sony, so maybe that’s it. Their old albums are on Sony Legacy. If so, Sylvia Rhone is going to have a great August!

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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