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Tool takes over all 10 top spots on ‘Billboard’ chart; drummer wanted album to be one long song

Danny Carey of Tool performs at Enterprise Center in St. Louis in 2019 (Photo by Ben Vogelsang | Idea Machine Productions for 105.7 The Point)
Danny Carey of Tool performs at Enterprise Center in St. Louis in 2019 (Photo by Ben Vogelsang | Idea Machine Productions for 105.7 The Point)

With a new album on the way, Tool currently has all 10 spots in the positions of 1 through 10, on the Billboard’s Rock Digital Song Sales chart.

The new release will be nearly 85 minutes of music. It consists of seven songs and three interludes with an average of about 12 minutes per song, depending on which version of the album you listen to.

Drummer Danny Carey says he originally wanted the album to be one long song instead of 6. He explained: “When we get in that room, where it takes us… that’s where it goes. Four years ago, when we were looking at this, I wanted to try to do a record that was one giant song.”

According to Loudwire, “Chocolate Chip Trip” is one of the star instrumental tracks, standing out as one of Carey’s drumming masterpieces. He completed one of the most complicated parts – in only one take, while the rest of the band was taking a break.

Fear Inoculum will be released on August 30.

CHECK IT OUT: See the Billboard chart HERE

FAST FACTS

Billboard Top 10:

  1. “Sober”
  2. “Fear Inoculum”
  3. “Schism”
  4. “Forty Six & 2”
  5. “Stinkfist”
  6. “AEnema”
  7. “The Pot”
  8. “Vicarious”
  9. “Lateralus”
  10. “Prison Sex”

It’s not until Panic! At the Disco‘s “Hey Look Ma, I Made It,” last week’s No. 1 song that drops to No. 11, that you’ll find a non-Tool track. In fact, add yet another five tracks (“Eulogy,” “Parabola,” “Jambi,” “H.” and “Parabola”) inside the Top 25 on the chart.

Tool will play Aftershock Festival in Sacramento, California on October 13. 

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