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The limited-edition collection of seven Silverburst Les Paul Custom art pieces, which feature the artwork of five visual artists curated by Adam Jones of Tool.

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A sprawling 10-minute opus serves as the title track for the album, which arrives on August 30th.

Los Angeles, CA (August 7, 2019) -- Fear Inoculum, the fifth studio album from TOOL, arrives on Aug. 30 via RCA Records. Stream the album’s title track below.

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.

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One of the most mysterious and interesting guitarists to come out of the post-grunge scene is a master of dynamics, tone, and deceptive rhythms.



  • Explore the sound of the Phrygian dominant scale.
  • Learn how to combine odd-meter signatures.
  • Use open strings to create hypnotic, droning riffs.
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Formed in 1990, Tool is still considered to be one of the premier progressive rock bands of the era. While guitarist Adam Jones' playing is firmly rooted in the progressive idiom, he doesn't hesitate to draw on elements of grunge and even stoner rock, and the groove-based style of drummer Danny Carey and rock-solid timing of bassist Justin Chancellor results in heavy hypnotic riffs with constant shifting time signatures and exciting changes in dynamics. In this lesson, we'll touch on some of the topics from previous lessons and dig into exactly how Adam Jones makes somewhat difficult riffs and concepts groove so easily.

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