TOOL WINS GRAMMY AWARD®:  BEST METAL PERFORMANCE (“7EMPEST”)

 

 
 
 
 

Jan. 26, 2020, LOS ANGELES – TOOL has won a GRAMMY Award® for Best Metal Performance (“7empest”).

Danny Carey (drums) and Justin Chancellor (bass) accepted the awards at today’s Premiere Ceremony in Los Angeles.

“7empest” is from the band’s fifth studio album: Fear Inocolum (RCA Records). The 10-song collection arrived in late August, debuting at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200. Critically, the album was met with equal enthusiasm. NPR said “Fear Inoculum was worth the 13-year wait,” The Atlantic dubbed it “precise and devastating,” Revolver declared it “a masterpiece that will be dissected for years to come” and Entertainment Weekly said the collection is “deeply satisfying, both as a distinct artistic statement and as accidental fan service to a base that expects nothing less than unflinchingly unique artistic statements.”

The Los Angeles-based band has previously won three GRAMMY Awards®: Best Metal Performance (1998, “Ænima”), Best Metal Performance (2002, “Schism”) and Best Recording Package (2007, 10,000 Days).

TOOL tour dates:

January 28 Atlanta, GA State Farm Arena

January 29 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena

January 31 Memphis, TN FedEx Forum

February 1 New Orleans, LA Smoothie King Center

February 14 Perth, Australia RAC Arena

February 17 Sydney, Australia Qudos Bank Arena

February 18 Sydney, Australia Qudos Bank Arena

February 20 Brisbane, Australia Brisbane Entertainment Centre

February 22 Melbourne, Australia Rod Laver Arena

February 23 Melbourne, Australia Rod Laver Arena

February 28 Auckland, New Zealand Spark Arena

February 29 Auckland, New Zealand Spark Arena

March 9 Spokane, WA Spokane Arena

March 11 Portland, OR Moda Center

March 12 Eugene, OR Matthew Knight Center

March 14 Boise, ID Ford Idaho Center Arena

 
 
Photo credit: Travis Shinn
 
 

TOOL formed in 1990, and have released five studio albums: Undertow (1993), Ænima (1996), Lateralus (2001),10,000 Days (2006) and Fear Inoculum (2019); two EPs: 72826 (1991) and Opiate (1992) and the limited-edition boxset Salival (2000). TOOL is Danny Carey (drums), Justin Chancellor (bass), Adam Jones (guitar) and Maynard James Keenan (vocals).

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