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.

Best shows: M83 and Fruit Bats

M83 and Fruit Bats are our picks for the best shows around Denver this week. See you there, and if you don’t make it out, follow our music musings on Twitter and our selfies on Instagram.

Download “Camilla” by The Outfit, only in Steal This Track

The Monday following Mother's Day must be a tough one for moms. After being showered with love and appreciation, after dominating all Facebook feeds, after mimosa-fueled family brunches without conflict, they face the Monday hangover, returning to giving their all to underappreciated offspring.

Foals tear through a landmark set at the Ogden Theatre

When they're in the United States, Foals is America’s boldest and most intense hard-rock band. That said, the “eclectic” indie band actually hails from the United Kingdom, having cut their teeth at the sleepy Abingdon Music Centre in Oxfordshire, England, which also bred Radiohead.

Railroad Earth bring Nershi along for top shelf make-up show (night one)

Railroad Earth was forced to postpone last month’s show due to an illness, so when they rolled into the first of a two-night stint at The Fillmore Auditorium on Friday, it was clear fans were ready to start “chasin a rainbow.” Opening with “Happy Song,” the band quickly led fans into “420” and “Storms.” The breath and depth the band explores in every song makes it impossible to classify their sound as bluegrass, newgrass or some kind of funk infused awesomeness.