Tool is by far the most mysterious band on planet Earth. Not only is their song writing process epic but the whole aura surrounding their music is outlandish. It is 'impossible' to define or confine (yes, that's the word) Tool's music in one particular genre. In a recent Q&A session at Guitar World with fans, Adam Jones talked about new videos for "10,000 Days."
Adam also talked about Tool's earlier plans to make a live DVD with legendary John Carpenter.
"Yeah, we've talked about it. We had shot a bunch of live concert footage and were going to put out a DVD, but it turned out to not sit very well with our band. We were like, What can we do that's more epic than just a live DVD? I think we're just going to keep shooting stuff, and when we're ready, we'll put something out. Of course, we'd like to do something really epic, like the movie version of The Wall, but movie deals are really tough," he said.
Then he shared about the pain of dealing with red tape that exists in the music and film industry with a funny example.
"Here's a hilarious example: [director] John Carpenter was putting out Escape from L.A. and they wanted an original Tool song. We said, "Well, you're not getting an original, but maybe we'll give you an older one." But then we realized John Carpenter is a musician. So we were like, "Wait, let's do a song with John Carpenter!" [laughs] The last thing we heard was the studio wanted half the rights to the song, our record company wanted the other half and John Carpenter's people wanted the other half. [laughs] So we were like, "Ah, f**k it!" and gave them an older tune. Basically, there's a lot of red tape in trying to get a movie made. But if we can-or if there's anyone out there that wants to facilitate a Tool movie-I'm totally open to it," Adam said, according to Loudwire.com.
Adam Jones has been the creative force behind the Tool's album covers and videos. The album "10,000 Days" has just one music video of the song "Vicarious." When he was asked that why he is not directing a song from "10,000 Day" he replied, "There are, we just haven't finished them yet. We ran into a really big snag because the first video is all CGI [computer-generated imaging] and we had some vicious production problems. The company we started with kinda screwed us, but luckily my friend's company is bailing us out. Since he's helping us, they can only work on it when their schedule is clear. But it's gonna be great. When I go home, practically all my time is spent on it.
I thought the CGI process would be a lot easier than physically filming something, which is what we've always done in the past. But it's actually a lot harder to get action down and get it moving and looking right. Plus, you can say, "The character has 15 eye lashes. Can he have 16?" You can get super picky. So at some point you have to shoot for 100 percent and try to get 70. We're also doing pre-production on the second video, which will be all stop-motion."
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