Chart-topper Tool plots “Vicarious” DVD single
By Wes Orshoski
NEW YORK (Billboard) – Metal band Tool plans to release a
DVD single in the coming weeks to promote “Vicarious,” the
seven-minute single from its chart-topping new album.
The group previously issued singles in this format for the
tracks “Schism” and “Parabola,” which both came from its
previous album, 2001′s “Lateralus.”
The new album, “10,000 Days,” debuted at No. 1 on the U.S.
charts Wednesday with career-best sales of 564,000 copies,
according to Nielsen SoundScan.
The package is configured like a folding book, with one
flap carrying stereoscopic lenses, and the other a booklet with
sets of paintings and photographs on each page. When spied
through the lenses, each set emerges as one 3-D image.
The concept is the brainchild of Adam Jones, the band’s
guitarist and art director. Jones, a member of the Southern
California Stereoscopic Club, came up with the idea after
seeing a children’s book modeled in the same fashion.
“Except for the band, everyone fought me on it —
everyone,” he told Billboard.com. “But eventually I got my
“I grew up in the ’70s, just sitting on the edge of my bed
and tripping on all the art (found on LPs),” he added. “And
it’s not like that anymore. So you have to make it a lot more
special. (King Crimson guitarist) Robert Fripp was at our show
the other day, and he said, ‘This is the best album art since
After completing a round of American dates later this month
and ensuing tours of Europe and Japan, Jones said the band will
return to the States in the fall.