Tool Reveal What David Lynch Did For New Album


Tool guitarist Adam Jones revealed how David Lynch’s Dune had an influence on the new Tool album Fear Inoculum, which had its first review comes out last week. Tool released the title track for the record on Wednesday, their first new song in 13 years.

Jones told Revolver, “That has to do with getting older, too. Things like, ‘I’m gonna wear socks with sandals. I don’t give a fuck what people think. I’m just gonna be comfortable.’ [Laughs] So it’s about the little things in life. It’s making those choices that are important to you and moving on and growing.

“There’s a little bit of Frank Herbert’s ‘Dune’ in that, so I’m into it. I’m so excited, for this new record. The songs are very long, but they’re like movements. It’s like two or three songs in one, but they relate. They flow. So I don’t know. We’ll see how it goes. But I’m ecstatic.”

A Tool member admitted to using a ‘blatant ripoff’ on the album. Drummer Danny Carey later said about the new album, “Well, I suppose the main overview of it is getting older and more comfortable with yourself. That seems to be the result. I mean, it’s called ‘Fear Inoculum,’ so it’s kind of like being able to choose your fears and making them work for you rather than actually living in fear.

“You grow through that, and as you get older you kinda don’t give a shit. I mean, I’m not afraid of anything – or what people would think of my playing. It’s kind of an evolution in that way, getting through and getting over criticisms and our fears of various kinds, I suppose.”

Maynard James Keenan revealed surprising weight gain earlier this week. Tool stated in a new press release on Wednesday, “Continuing their affinity for pushing the boundaries of physical packaging, the GRAMMY Award® winning outfit has created a deluxe, limited-edition CD version of Fear Inoculum. The collectible offering, which was conceived by and directed by Adam Jones, features a 4″ HD rechargeable screen with exclusive video footage, charging cable, 2 watt speaker, a 36-page booklet and a digital download card. Pre-orders for both the special package and digital downloads are available now. A vinyl release will be announced soon.

The 85-minute collection was produced by Tool, with Joe Barresi engineering and mixing the release. Barresi also worked with the band on 10,000 Days. The song stream and pre-order news arrives as the Los Angeles band recently made several of their previous releases, Opiate, Undertow, Ænima, Lateralus and 10,000 Days, available for the first time on digital service providers. The releases racked up over 20 million streams in the first 48 hours of release, as well as quickly claiming five spots on iTunes’ Top 10 Albums chart.”