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Tool, The Killers Rumored To Headline Lollapalooza 2009

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The Chicago Tribune reports: The Killers and Tool are expected to fill out the headlining slots for the fifth annual Lollapalooza festival Aug. 7-9 in Grant Park.

Multiple industry sources confirmed over the weekend at the South by Southwest Music Conference in Austin, Texas, that the two bands will join headliners the Beastie Boys, Depeche Mode and Jane's Addiction, plus Kings of Leon.

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1. Demoncleaner writes:

Hellz Ya TOOL puts on an intense a$$ live show. This would be perfect right smack dab in the middle of Chicago for thousands of fans to see. The videos I've seen from NIN at last years Lolla look awesome. I live in ATL now but am originally from Chicago, I may just have to make a visit back up there for this one. DA BEARS!!!

# Mar 25, 2009 @ 12:47 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Kalis_wrath writes:

*sighs* No comment!

# Mar 25, 2009 @ 1:05 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. weasel321 writes:

tool's website states that they are working on a summer tour!!! No dates announced yet. Come on down to New Orleans!!!

# Mar 25, 2009 @ 9:44 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. brandedcfh420 writes:

and hit charlotte nc plz. we need some real bands to come through here, not the usual trendy gay bands that come through...

# Mar 25, 2009 @ 9:53 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Blindgreed1 writes:

Personally, I LOVE Tool and would see them if they came, but I would appriciate another album first.

# Mar 25, 2009 @ 11:43 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Paul666 writes:

^ indeed, as long as its better than 10000 Days, which takes about 1000000000000000 Days to listen back to. Boring as f***

# Mar 25, 2009 @ 11:56 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. murder667 writes:

O man i wanna see Tool soooo bad, im gonna have to take the 2 hour drive domn to chi town for this

# Mar 25, 2009 @ 12:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. brandedcfh420 writes:

some of the songs on 10000 days are a bit boring, but im a rabid tool fan and cant wait for a new album!!

# Mar 25, 2009 @ 12:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. That_One_Guy writes:

Tool are really the only band that I'd like to see, but it's well worth it. Those guys are great live, even though all you really see are their shadows...

And yes, a new album from Tool would be salivatingly fantastic.

# Mar 25, 2009 @ 12:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. G writes:

When the hell will the next Tool album be released? I'm fully stoked on it!

# Mar 25, 2009 @ 2:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. WiseWiz writes:

I 2nd post #3...Tool most definitely needs to come to NOLA

# Mar 25, 2009 @ 2:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Netromancer writes:

Other than Tool there's not much I would care to see this time around. I've already seen the Beastie Boys and Jane's Addiction. While both were good shows back then, I'm really not into them at present. Lou Reed or The Decemberists might be cool, but I would rather have caught The Stooges last tour. Still, Tool is one of those bands that put on a great show. Would have loved to see them with Mastodon.

# Mar 25, 2009 @ 2:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Jamez writes:

It's taken me some 10years to realize that Tool are one of the most overrated bands around. Sure, they're great live (seen them twice), but all their albums have only about 2 good tracks, 2 ok ones and the rest fall into the "whatever" category. I realized this as I was doing some MP3s of Tool (for private use only!) and as a Tool "fan" and having all their albums, I thought it was amazing that their 4albums don't contain even total of 12 great tracks. Aenima is one hell of an album, Lateralus Ok or Ok-ish, and the rest... yawn. Clearly they peaked with Aenima and I guess now it's time to "take it easy" and release some out of date, boring prog-rock stuff like 10.000days. So there. Rain your hatred and insults on me now!! (what?! Someone critized Tool?? You Motherf...)

# Mar 26, 2009 @ 1:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. steveo writes:

^ dude you're out of your f***ing mind

# Mar 26, 2009 @ 1:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. T-O-O-L writes:

Jamez, I'd love to tell u to go f*** yourself............... but you've got a point. I Cannot f***ing believe I said that. Aenima is their only album I can listen to without skipping tracks. Lateralus has some good tracks on it, but yes gotta say I skip loads of tracks on it. And 10000days, wake me up when its over

# Mar 26, 2009 @ 1:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. brandedcfh420 writes:

ip logged is funny on posts 13 and 15....MULTIPLE PERSONALITIES IT LOOKS LIKE!!!

# Mar 26, 2009 @ 2:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. T-O-O-L writes:

Yep, cos f***ing Jamez typed it from my Comp. Bastard...... but he's right. And I did tell him to f*** off.....

# Mar 26, 2009 @ 2:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. americanpatriot1 writes:

Wise: Lafayette is closer, and they have plenty of room. Plus, as big as Lafayette is getting nowadays, they can probably start getting big deals like this.

NP: Borknagar= Inherit The Earth

# Mar 26, 2009 @ 2:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. brandedcfh420 writes:

ok you say hes right but you tell him to fuk off...hahahahaha, talk about a contradiction!!

# Mar 26, 2009 @ 3:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. T-O-O-L writes:

Yeah man......"f*** off" for being right. We've gone through this arguement for a couple of years, and the bastard is right. And here in Europe u can tell one of your best buddies to f*** off without any hatred involved

# Mar 27, 2009 @ 11:53 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. brandedcfh420 writes:

same here in america man. thats what pals do, rip on eachother. no worries man, its all good.

# Mar 27, 2009 @ 12:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. T-O-O-L writes:

Any opinions on the matter, Branded? Meaning Jamez' 2-3 great tracks per album theory, which I kinda have to go along with, especially after always falling asleep over 10000days

# Mar 27, 2009 @ 12:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. Blindgreed1 writes:

TOOL: I have an overall appriciation for all of their albums and while Jamez has a point regarding most albums; I have no issues listening to Aenima front to back either. It seems we're all on the same page there. Still, they are amazing musicians.

# Mar 27, 2009 @ 12:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. That_One_Guy writes:

Maybe it's just me, but I love the entire Lateralus album. 10,000 Days isn't THAT bad, but it's no AEnema or Lateralus. Maybe I'm just biased, though.

Now playing: Pink Floyd - "Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Part 1)"

# Mar 27, 2009 @ 12:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. Demoncleaner writes:

T.O.G. I'm with you on Lateralus, it's by far my favorite Tool album. I would say its the pinnacle achievement of their career so far. Aenema is also great, I just prefer Lateralus.

NP- Mastodon- "The Czar I,II,III,IV

# Mar 27, 2009 @ 1:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. That_One_Guy writes:

I really need to pick up the new Mastodon album..

Now playing: Pink Floyd - "Shine on You Crazy Diamond (Part 2)"

# Mar 27, 2009 @ 1:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. Cozen writes:

"all their albums have only about 2 good tracks"
????????
Aenima - Stinkfist, Eulogy, H., 46-2, Push!t, Aenema, 3rd eye (Great Tracks)
You've gotta highlight H. and Push!t here!
Lateralus - The Grudge, The Patient, Schism, Parabola, Lateralus, Disposition, Reflection (Great Tracks)

I could run through Opiate, Undertow & 10K days but it's much of the same. Let's not forget the cover of "No Quarter" from the Saliva release.

I own all albums and have seen them live 5 times in 3 states. Say it ain't so Jamez? To each his own...

# Mar 27, 2009 @ 4:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. Cozen writes:

I would definitely advise catching TOOL outdoors. It's a completely different show than a stadium show...or at least it was in '98. It was like a TOOL circus with people hanging upside down from the rafters in full body condoms bouncing around and sh!t.

# Mar 27, 2009 @ 5:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. psythe writes:

I am an absolute Tool junky. So I can't say I agree with Jamez or T-O-O-L, but I can say you're entitled to your blasphemous opinions :P

# Mar 27, 2009 @ 8:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. Blindgreed1 writes:

Psythe: While I agree with you, I can also agree with TOOL in that; there are a few songs I skip past on Lateralus and 10,000 days. I honestly love all of their albums but Aenima is the only one I can play start to finish every time I listen to it.

# Mar 27, 2009 @ 9:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. utoad9 writes:

Undertow was really one of those albums that change the way you perceive music...brilliant! Aenema was much the same. The rest of their albums are also very good. They are always evolving which is refreshing. I would however, like to see them release an album with a little less production....more raw if you will. Whatever they do ,it will be head and shoulders above 90% of the stuff out there now. I've seen them live at least 15 times (no lie) beginning with the release of Undertow,and will continue to see them whenever they come within driving distance

# Mar 27, 2009 @ 9:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. Cozen writes:

Skipping a few tracks is one thing, but claiming that there are only 2-3 good tracks per TOOL album is ludicrous. Just curious Jamez, how is Aenima "one hell of an album" with only "2 good tracks?"

It's as if Tool's level of achievement is working against them.

utoad9 - I understand what you mean about wanting a raw album...but the more I think about it, the more difficult I believe it would be to pull off without sounding like they're trying too hard at this point. Thoughts?

# Mar 27, 2009 @ 10:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. weasel321 writes:

WiseWiz - Great to see there's another poster from NOLA!

BlindGreed1 - what's kicking brother!? Long time no talk!

Jamez - I'm not going to rake you over the coals but, I can't really see how they only have 2 good songs per cd. I think they are all good (46&2 my favorite. with push!t a close second). You have to agree that they keep the music interesting by not writing every damned song in 4/4.

Everybody else - I have to agree with Cozen (post 27). Tool has some incredible songs. I don't like when they put in "samples" or "effects" and call it a track. I.E. "songs" like Viginti Tres. Throw out the samples and you could have another song or two on the cd. Overall, their level of musicianship is far superior to most bands out there today writing 3 chord songs and calling it music. That's my rant. Sorry for the long post.

# Mar 28, 2009 @ 8:09 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. utoad9 writes:

Cozen, your point is well taken. It is very difficult for true artists to try and "force" their music. When they do, it is almost always crap, and their true fans see right through it (i.e. Metallica). Tool is not the kind of band that would change for any reason. Remember their fight with their record company for creative control? Thats why they are still very relevant, and why their fans are among the most loyal in music. Anyway, it would be cool if Adam, Maynard, and the boys would "naturally" take their music in a more raw direction. Again, whatever they do will be creative and pretty damn good.

# Mar 28, 2009 @ 11:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. Die4Dethklok writes:

Is it Lollapalooza coz the bands are so sh** that they make you 'LOL' when people reffer to them as metal?

# Mar 29, 2009 @ 9:10 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. Cozen writes:

utoad9 - a little feedback never hurt anyone right? Another problem is Maynard has made it a point to take a step back in his vocals and let the band front. "Raw" would require him to step back into the light. I'd love to see a progressing regression...there's an oxymoron for you.

Die4Dethkok- I gave up on Lollapalooza over a decade ago. I'm sure this rumor about Tool headlining is just that.

# Mar 29, 2009 @ 1:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. RememberMetal? writes:

lol at Kali's sigh and no comment.

Yeah, Tool aren't metal and the Killers make me want to dig out my ear drums and set them ablaze...

Blindgreed1: AEnima eclipses even the mighty Lateralus. That album turned me on my head--I was in highschool and wondered if I would ever hear a more fully realized record. I've only heard a dozen or so that resonate to that degree.

I'm a Tool fan going back to Undertow's release, I was somewhat let down by 10K Days but I remain curious as to where they'll go from there. I wouldn't count on a new Tool album any sooner than late '09 or early 2010.

Now Playing: Carcass - "Blind Bleeding the Blind"

# Mar 29, 2009 @ 6:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. Jamez writes:

Cozen, well you got me there, I think Aenima is a great album (and yes, it Does have more than 2 great tracks), but my overall point is, They've done 4 albums and the fact is ( My opinion) especially Lateralus and 10000days both just lack the good stuff. Loads of this and that but not really anything great. When I put my own little Tool's Best Of together, I was stunned that I couldnt even reach a total of 12tracks. That's all. And yes, I do consider Lateralus just as an ok album, and 10000days is weak. My opinion only dude

# Mar 30, 2009 @ 2:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. Blindgreed1 writes:

Weazel: Yeah, it's been a while brother. Nice to see you around here and there.

RM: Agreed man. It doesn't get much better. Especially when you see them pull it off note for note live. Damned talented bunch those Tools... Lol.

# Mar 30, 2009 @ 2:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. Netromancer writes:

I guess I'm in the minority here. I love the more experimental stuff they throw out occasionally. The noise effect tracks or looped sample type stuff. It's strange to me as I despise techno, and am not a very big fan of industrial metal either. Don't get me wrong, I love the stomping rhythms and off-timey beats as well. I've just always been a fan of eclectic song structures or tracks with odd compositions ala' Pink Floyd or King Crimson. You know, back when "Progressive" actually meant progressive.

# Mar 30, 2009 @ 2:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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41. Cozen writes:

Jamez - I definitely respect opinions here. Let me just take this opportunity to recommend you take another listen to "The Patient" & "Reflection" off of Lateralus with an open mind. I feel tracks "Lateralus" and "Parabola" speak for themselves.

Netromancer - I'll join you in the minority...I'm buying what they're selling.

# Mar 30, 2009 @ 3:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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42. Blindgreed1 writes:

Netro/Cozen: Agreed, but I just can't listen to it every time I listen to the CD. The first few times it's exciting and new, but after that I tend to lose interest in it.

# Mar 30, 2009 @ 3:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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43. Netromancer writes:

I agree there is a definate mood one needs to be in to pop on tracks like Merkaba or Viginti Tres. I feel it's akin to old Floyd stuff like Umma-Gumma which is arguably my favorite (double) album by them. It's not the kind of music you sit with friends and socialize too, or maybe you do, depending on the herbal supplements provided :)


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