Unleashed: The Story of Tool - Joel Mclver

Unleashed: The Story of Tool

By Joel Mclver

  • Release Date: 2012-03-07
  • Genre: Music
Score: 4.5
From 22 Ratings


The very first book about the Anglo-American metal band Tool explores not only their uncompromising music but also their unsettling, self-made image based on mythological symbols and arcane theories.
The quartet of master musicians – Maynard James Keenan, Danny Carey, Justin Chancellor and Adam Jones – emerged from the club scene in Los Angeles in 1990 alongside their friends Rage Against the Machine, grabbing the concept of heavy music and then completely redefining it. With a sixties-style commitment to art and agit-prop, they have now attained a level of artistic complexity and depth which makes their enduring success a miracle in today’s culture of bland, corporate entertainment.
Their rise to glory has been one of the stranger rock tales of our time. Joel McIver leaves no detail omitted as he delves into the mystery behind Tool’s music.


  • Must read

    By dtones39
    This is a must read for any true Tool fan or people who actually understand the music and where they are coming from. Can't wait for the new album even though I still am just scratching the surface of 10,000 days. I feel sorry for anyone who is gonna miss "just one show" in Minnesota this year.