The Ultimate Tool Quiz


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Is your third eye open? Are you read to put yourself in a state of vulnerable open-mindedness? Good, because it's time to test your Tool knowledge and find out whether or not you're OGT from '92.

Let's talk about Maynard James Keenan. Tool's enigmatic vocalist is also known for his varied passions for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, wine, firearms and comedy. Keenan's Arizona-based winery is named for which of the following objects?

Caduceus Cellars, named for the staff of Hermes, is the winery. Merkin Vineyard, named for the pubic wig, is the vineyard.

Tool wouldn't be Tool without the visual and musical influence of guitarist Adam Jones. During his time as a motion picture FX artist, he actually worked on several notable films in the late 80s and early 90s. Under which legendary effects guru did he labor?

Jones worked for Stan Winston Studios on films including "Ghostbusters II," "Terminator 2 Judgment Day" and "Jurassic Park."

Tool drummer Danny Carey tends to stand out from the rest of the band, both for his towering height and occult, geometric drumheads. Given his height, it's unsurprising that he's credited as "Danny Long Legs" on which non-Tool album?

Carey is indeed credited as Danny Long Legs on "Cereal Killer," an album that also featured guest vocals by Maynard James Keenan on the track "Three Little Pigs."

While Keenan, Jones and Carey have been with Tool since its inception in 1990, two different individuals have served as bass player. Who was the first?

D'Amour left Tool in 1995, making way for new bass player Justin Chancellor.

Prior to joining Tool, Justin Chancellor performed in the band Peach. Which Peach song is covered by Tool on the 2000 release "Salival?"

That would be "You Lied" from the 1994 Peach album "Giving Birth to a Stone."

Let's go back in time -- all the way to Tool's 1991 demo tape. What was it titled?

The demo tape, featuring the band's phallic wrench logo, bore the official title "72826." Naturally, these numbers spell "Satan" on a telephone keypad.

All right, OGT fans, it's time to cover the band's first EP back in '92 "Opiate." While the release features an official six tracks, your copy may feature a hidden seventh track. What is its title?

The track in question is "The Gaping Lotus Experience," which recounts the humorous adventurers of a rather inept pscyhonaut.

"Opiate" includes two live tracks among its studio recordings -- both recorded in the loft of which recording artist?

Both live tracks originated from Manspeaker's Green Jello Loft.

The band's first full-length album, "Undertow," featured multiple pieces of dark, disturbing and quizzical imagery. As a result, some stores carried a censored version of the album with alternate cover art instead of Adam Jones' signature "rib cage" design. What was it?

The censored editions of "Undertow" featured a giant barcode on a white background. Inside, a note offered to provide the album's actual artwork through the mail.

The "Undertow" track "Disgustipated" features an atmospheric bit of spoken word from one "Reverend Maynard" about the troubling reality of vegetable consciousness. Who should wear glasses?

To quote the good reverend, "Let the rabbits wear glasses! Save our brothers!"

In 1996, Tool released "Ænima," an album loaded with visual, lyrical and sonic mysteries. One of the tracks, "Die Eier von Satan," features creepy, German-language instructions for which of the following?

Literally "The Eggs of Satan," the brooding, industrial track is nothing more than a recipe for hashish-laced sugar cookies -- with no eggs.

The "Ænima" track "Third Eye" features ideas and an audio sample which of the following individuals?

The original 1996 version of "Third Eye" opens with a sample from a Bill Hicks stand-up bit about drug use and creativity. Four years later, the "Salival" box set would feature a live version of the track preceded by the words of psychedelic counterculture icon Timothy Leary.

Speaking of 2000's "Salival," the release featured a sequel to an "Ænima" track. What was it called?

While more of a segue than anything, the threatening caller from "Message to Harry Manback" did in fact return in ""Message to Harry Manback II."

In 2001, Tool released "Lateralus," which upped the album packing game by including anatomy transparencies by which visual artist?

The album's visuals are indeed by noted visionary artist Alex Grey, who would go on to provide album art for the band's 2006 followup "10,000 Days."

As for the music of "Lateralus," which song includes the lyrics " I've done the math enough to know the dangers of our second guessing?"

Those words are from the track "Schism."

The "Lateralus" track "Faaip de Oiad" also features an extended audio sample from which radio show?

The track features a 1997 call-in to Art Bell's "Coast to Coast AM" during which a supposed Area 51 employee relates the looming threat of extra-dimensional beings.

In 2006, Tool released it's latest album to date "10,000 Days." The album featured optical lenses that transformed the packaging into which of the following?

The lenses turn the album into a stereoscope for the viewing of several photographs and paintings.

The "10,000 Days" track "Vicarious" served as the album's first single. The band eventually released a DVD of the song's music video. Which of the following was not a feature?

David Cross and a behind-the-scenes featurette feature into the release. "Hush," however, only appears as a bonus on the DVD edition of "Salival."

Which "10,000 Days" track contains the lyrics "Now you're weeping shades of cozened indigo?"

You'll find that line in "The Pot."

The unreleased, un-officially titled track "Revolution" features a collaboration between Tool and which related act?

You can find various bootlegs of the song online, but "Revolution" remains an unreleased convergence of these two Los Angeles bands.

Let's enter the realm of rare and unreleased covers. Tool covered the song "Demon Cleaner" in the late 90s. Who performed it originally?

The song originated on the 1994 Kyuss album "Welcome to Sky Valley." Tool performed the song with the assistance of guest bassist and former Kyuss member Scott Reeder.

Other guests occasionally take to the stage with Tool. Which of the following has NOT joined them during a live performance?

While Lemmy never joined Tool on stage, former Motörhead guitarist Phil Campbell jammed with the group during their 2006-2007 tour.

Hey, speaking of Tricky, the British trip-hop performer also acted in one of Tool's music videos. Which one?

That is indeed Tricky in the music video for "Parabola." Those are not his real antennae.

In 2015 and 2016, Tool began playing a new song on tour -- presumably a taste of things to come with their much-anticipated fifth studio album. The song appeared under which title on set lists?

During the tour, set lists referred to the song as "Descending," though it remains to be seen what final form (and title) the track will take.

If you're a big enough Tool fan, then you're probably a member of the "Tool Army" fan club. The website originally featured a ranking system for members. What's the highest rank?

As of 2016, all chat and forum features at Tool Army are defunct, but the Demiurges still reign supreme.

Maynard James Keenan has engaged in various musical projects over the years. Which band's lineup featured former Tool guitar technician Billy Howerdel?

Keenan and Howerdel worked together in "A Perfect Circle" for three albums between 2000 and 2004.

As for Puscifer, the Maynard-helmed project released its first studio album in 2007, but the Puscifer track "REV 2220" pops up on the soundtrack for which 2003 film?

Remember Len Wiseman's celebration of vampires, werewolves and vinyl pants? Puscifer was there.

Speaking of films, Maynard dabbles in acting as well. In fact, director David Fincher offered Maynard the role of an antagonist in which film?

The role of Raoul was originally offered to Keenan, but ultimately went to a very different musician Dwight Yoakam.

You probably don't think of Tool as particularly patriotic music, but Adam Jones performed the U.S. National Anthem in 2011 in the Los Angeles Staples Center for which event?

Yes, Jones kicked off a 2011 pro-wrestling pay-per-view -- and went on to propose to his girlfriend at the 2013 Royal Rumble.

Keenan collaborated with Trent Reznor, Danny Lohner and Atticus Ross on an unrealized project. What was it called?

The Tapeworm project didn't result in an actual release, through the A Perfect Circle track "Passive" and the Puscifer track "Potions (Deliverance Mix)" derive from the project.

We've reached the final question in a fairly lengthy quiz. Speaking of lengthy, which Tool release spanning "Opiate" through "10,000 Days" comes in with the longest run time?

That would be "Lateralus" with a length of 78.51 minutes. Speaking of which, time to spiral out…

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