Friday, July 16, 2010

Tool: DoTM

Tool is a progressive rock band that was formed in 1990 in Los Angeles, California.

Opiate
Released in March 1992 by Zoo Entertainment.
Produced by Sylvia Massy, Steve Hansgen and Tool.
Band lineup:
Maynard James Keenan - vocals; Adam Jones - guitar; Paul D'Amour - bass; Danney Carey - drums.
Tracks: 6

Undertow
Released in April 1993 by Zoo Entertainment.
Recorded in 1992 at Grand Master Studios in Hollywood.
Produced by Sylvia Massy and Tool.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 10
Singles:
"Prison Sex" "Sober" and "4"
Charts/Notes:
#50 on the Billboard 200.
This album was been certified double platinum as of May 2001.

AEnima
Released in Septmeber 1996 by Zoo.
Recorded in 1995 and 1996 at Ocean Way in Hollywood and The Hook in North Hollywood.
Produced by David Bottrill.
Lineup changes:
Justin Chancellor took over on bass.
Tracks: 15
Singles:
"Stinkifst" "H" "AEnema" and "Forty Six and 2"
Charts:
#2 on the Billboard 200.

Salival
Box set released in December 2000 by Volcano Entertainment.
Produced by David Bottrill.
Tracks: 9
Charts:
#38 on the Billboard 200.
Notes:
This was a box set because it contained a DVD and a video.

Lateralus
Released in May 2001 by Volcano.
Recorded in 2001 and 2001 at Cello Studios in Hollywood, The Hook in North Hollywood, Big Empty Space in North Hollywood, and The Lodge also in North Hollywood.
Produced by David Bottrill and Tool.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 13
Singles:
"Schism" "Paraboia" and "Lateralus"
Charts:
#1 on the Billboard 200.

10,000 Days
Released in April 2006 by Tool Dissectional and Volcano.
Recorded in 2005 at O'Henry Studios in Burbank, Grandmaster Studios and The Loft (both in Hollywood).
Produced by Tool.
No lineup changes.
Tracks: 11
Singles:
"Vicarious" "The Pot" and "Jambi"
Charts/Notes:
#1 on the Billboard 200.
This album won a Grammy in 2005 for Best Recording Package and 2 of its songs were nominated for a Grammy for Best Hard Rock Performance.

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