Here’s why Tool hasn’t released an album in almost a decade

Remember late last year when Reverb listed a long-awaited new album from Tool as one of the most anticipated rock albums of 2014? Well, now it's a little more shaky on whether or not the world will see a new album this year — even after fans have been itching for new material for eight years.

Photo essay: Tool @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Day 2

Tool delivered more punishingly precise art-rock to the masses on Tuesday for the second night of its sold-out Red Rocks appearance, and Reverb contributing photographer Brian Carney was there to soak up the sights -- including the ones off stage and in the audience.

Photo essay: Tool @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Day 1

Taking the stage in an ironic Postal Service uniform and clutching a (what we assume was) fake gun, singer Maynard James Keenan led art-rockers Tool through an intense set for the opening night of their two-night, sold-out stint at Red Rocks Amphitheatre.

Beat science: Kronen’s songs are wired to grab your brain

When Boulder band Kronen invited me to their studio last week, I was confident I knew what to expect. Having toured my fair share of these spaces over the years, I was prepared to find a modest basement rehearsal space with a couple of microphones set up—a nice place to noodle around and compose songs.