Tool Tops Billboard Top 20 Charts and Releases Tracklist for Upcoming Album Fear Inoculum
The list extends to seven tracks on the physical edition and 10 on the digital edition, with most of the main songs notably long – the closer, “7empest,” runs to almost 20 minutes. You can see the full list below.
Meanwhile, Billboard confirmed that the Fear Inoculum title track had become the longest Hot 100 hit in history at 10 minutes 21 seconds, beating David Bowie’s “Blackstar” by 24 seconds. The Tool song is currently at No.93. In further chart news, every album in the band’s catalog re-entered the top 20 after they were finally made available via streaming and digital platforms.
“[I]t’s amazing: the future and technology,” guitarist Adam Jones told Revolver in a recent interview. “It’s put a dent in the industry of music, but you’ve gotta adapt. The old way is a huge ship sinking, so you’ve gotta jump off and swim over to the new ship, which is digital and free music and a whole different approach to how you get your songs out there to people. It’s exciting.”
He continued: “I remember in the early ‘90s, I saved all my money and bought a 16mm camera and I put an intervalometer on it and it cost me, like, $9,000. And now you can do it with your phone and an app! … It’s hilarious. But it hasn’t spoiled anything we do. We make our money playing live and selling merchandise and selling products that are really unique that people appreciate and feel like they got their money’s worth. It’s not just about music anymore. The commodity has changed.”
Tool – ‘Fear Inoculum’ Track List
1. “Fear Inoculum”
5. “Culling Voices”
6. “Chocolate Chip Trip”
1. “Fear Inoculum”
3. “Litanie contre la Peur”
5. “Legion Inoculant”
7. “Culling Voices”
8. “Chocolate Chip Trip”
The Billboard 200 meanwhile has- every one of Tool’s albums is currently sitting in the Top 20.
Ænima currently sits at No. 10, Lateralus is at No. 16, 10,000 Days at No. 18 and Undertow at No. 19. Hits Daily Double predicted the four albums would share the same region of the chart last week. If the albums stay in the Top 20 for the next few weeks, they may even land a fifth one when Fear Inoculum drops on Aug. 30.