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Tool’s April Fool’s Day Joke Was Pretty Hilarious

Tool can’t drive 55 – which is why the group replaced frontman Maynard James Keenan with Sammy Hagar, at least for an April Fool’s Day joke online.

The group, which is continuing to work on a follow-up to 2006’s award-winning 10,0000 Days, posted a social media photo of Kennan and Hagan sharing a meal with the message, “In an effort to nudge the things forward in what seems to be an endless music writing process, Maynard James Keenan has enlisted the help of Sammy Hagar to temporarily replace him as the vocalist for the slow moving internationally recognized rock monster truck, Tool. ‘There seems to be this invisible speed limit we’ve been holding ourselves to. I believe Sammy can help us get all pistons firing and break some sound barriers.’ Keenan went on to say, ‘Sammy is the only vocalist I’m aware of that was able to take an already established Van Halen an even greater distance. Hopefully this shift will help speed things along’.”

MAYNARD JAMES KEENAN GIVES SAMMY HAGAR THE ...

MAYNARD JAMES KEENAN GIVES SAMMY HAGAR THE WHEEL In an effort to nudge the things forward in what seems to be an endless music writing process, Maynard James Keenan has enlisted the help of Sammy Hagar to temporarily replace him as the vocalist for the slow moving internationally recognized rock monster truck, Tool.

Astute fans noticed that the message was indeed posted on Friday, April 1.  Taking a break from the studio, Tool begins a 15-date North American tour on May 25 in Fairfax, Va.

 

Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.