Tool – an alternative metal group from the USA
The metal group Tool was formed in 1990 in Los Angeles. Initially, group members focused on grange but then turned to progressive rock. The professional and original approach to the genre made Tool one of the most popular progressive rock bands in the USA. Band members came to LA in the 1980s. Adam Jones and Paul D’Amour were planning to become actors. Maynard Keenan became a designer after taking art classes. The drummer, Danny Carey worked with several bands, among which were Wild Blue Yonder and Green Jellÿ.
Jones and Keenan met in 1989. Jones was impressed by Keenan’s vocals after hearing some of his work. The two friends decided to start working together. They were looking for a bass guitar player and a drummer.
Carey joined the two friends to have fun. He wasn’t counting on becoming famous with this group. Later, he would say that he simply felt sorry for the aspiring artists since no one else wanted to be their drummer. The final lineup was formed when Jones met Paul D’Amour. After two years of rehearsals and local performances, which were mostly arranged in clubs, Tool signed a contract with Zoo Entertainment.