Tool Reveal Why Bassist Really Quit, Surprising Name Almost Replaced Him


Tool members Adam Jones, Justin Chancellor, and Danny Carey recently held their first Music Clinic event in St. Paul. Peanut Arbuckle/cooltoolguy posted highlights on the Tool Reddit, including Tool’s members explaining why original bassist Paul D’Amour quit the band and who almost replaced him.

Q: How do the songs change when Maynard comes and writes his vocals?

A: They don’t change at all, Maynard comes in and writes vocals that fit incredibly well without changing anything or asking for any adjustments to the instruments. In the past, Maynard was involved in writing the instruments, but they have learned that it’s best to have each band member have their own clearly defined role.

Q: What is the song writing process like?

A: Adam and Justin make riffs, then they give these riffs to Danny. Danny then proceeds to completely fuck up the sound they were going for, but it often ends up working out very well.

Q: Story behind Paul leaving and Justin joining?

A: Paul didn’t like how the band was going. No more detail was provided. Adam told a funny story about Justin joining.

Adam really wanted Justin in the band, and the other option was Marco Fox of Zaum. Maynard and Danny wanted Marco, so the three members sat down for a dinner to discuss who they’d pick. Adam was prepared to fight tooth and nail for Justin. However, he discovered that Maynard and Danny both wanted Justin and they thought Adam wanted Marco.

  • Peanut Arbuckle

    Disgusting fucking website. If you want to use my post, pay me the $530 it cost to attend. What I wrote wasn’t for some fucking parasites to “write” an article sbout (I’m using the word “write” very loosely here as all you did was fucking copy paste). You disgust me and should be fucking ashamed. What really shocks me is that this blatant display of plagiarism got past an editor. If you actually give a shit about Tool and consider yourself to be a fan, take this garbage down. Then, listen to Ticks and Leeches.

    • Kooler Than Jesus

      “What really shocks me is that this blatant display of plagiarism got past an editor.”

      Lol, he is the editor and the owner of this website. XD

      • Peanut Arbuckle

        Yikes, looks like he needs to find someone to supervise him then.

        • the dude

          Ok so
          1. Your name was cited in this article, so you haven’t been plagiarized.
          2. Even if you were, you wrote a FUCKING BLOG POST, not a peer reviewed study, so get over yourself
          3. Your the asshat who is taking what was supposed to be an exclusive and intimate experience with the band and spewing the details on the web like some low rent TMZ hack… so who’s REALLY the parasite here?

          • Peanut Arbuckle

            1. He cited someone else, not me. Even if he did correctly identify the username of the post that he copy-pasted, it still would not be a proper citation.
            2. I have no issue with an article being written about my “blog post”. You saying that I posted it on my blog helps further demonstrate the necessity of a proper citation. How is one supposed to verify that he didn’t just make these facts up himself? Without properly identifying his source, readers cannot as easily find out whether he fabricated the information contained in this article.
            3. This is a fair point. I considered the ethical implications of my “blog post” prior to posting it. My justification is that as one of the select few to go this event, I may be able to convince those who are on the fence that it is worth the money. My post was intended for those who wanted answers to a few specific questions. Prior to the event, I had asked this community of loyal fans for questions I could ask the band. Everything I posted was about the answers to the aforementioned questions.
            Take one good look at the headline of this article and it should be readily apparently that this “journalism” is truly low quality garbage. There is no journalistic integrity, partly because of the nature of the source. A single guy who made a “blog post”, which could very well be containing misinformation, is not a good source.

          • threadedneedles

            All i see is bunch of whining from someone who wants to be paid for their shitty blog because they were too ignorant to write it for an article. You deserve to have it stolen if you’re this fucking stupid.

          • Peanut Arbuckle

            I don’t want any money for summarizing someone else’s hard work. My point was that if they wanted to make an article, they should have paid the money to attend instead of trusting some guy on the internet to be truthful. Your comment makes a lot of assumptions, none of which are true. The fact that someone would actually try to defend this website astounds me.
            “Tool reveal why bassist really quit”. In this article there’s a single vague sentence about Paul. That should be enough to tell you this article was a quick zero–effort clickbait cash grab.

          • Timebomb

            Careful with all that edge…

      • Philip DeFraties

        This is hilarious

    • iwrestledabearonce

      This guy Brett Buchannan is a hack. A quasi retarded 5th grader can “write” better articles then him. If he was that talented he’d have a real writing job, instead of jockeying a keyboard for “” LOL. Go away hack & learn what the fuck you are talking about before you open your mouth next time.

  • Michael Dollar

    And let’s not skirt the real issue here: this article does NOT explain why Paul left the band.

  • Rizz

    Paul left the band because he is a guitar player, not a bass player, and wanted to play guitar. Please give me credit when reposting my comment.

    • Lisa Marie

      Love it! Hahaa