Tool’s Adam Jones Says His Home Was Spared By The California Fires

Tool’s Adam Jones was among the various rock/metal musicians who had to evacuate due to the California fires. Fortunately, it seems his home was spared. He posted the following:

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Limp Bizkit’s Fred Durst’s House Reportedly Destroyed In California Fires, Tool, Filter, Etc. Members Evacuated

The deadly fires here in California have had an impact on a number of rock/metal musicians. Among them is Limp Bizkit’s Fred Durst, who appears to have lost his house. He said the following on his Instagram story:

“When you wake up and your house has burned down, but you were able to salvage your chair and thermos and paddleball.”

Durst‘s bandmate Wes Borland also seems to have lost some gear in the fire:

Tool’s Adam Jones and his family have also been evacuated and their house is in danger:

Filter’s Richard Patrick and his family were evacuated as well:

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Some Fire Damage… #thousandoaks

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Furthermore, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea and his family were evacuated, but a neighbor helped save their house:

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Jimi Hendrix saw these Southern California daze when he sang look at the sky turn hellfire red someone’s house is burning down down down down. The Los Angeles air is thick with smoke, ash, and ember and the danger has not passed. My house might have burned down down last night were it not for my friend Eric (in the second pic) who defied the evacuation orders and stayed up all through the night armed with his wits and a garden hose, and put out all the little fires at my house and my neighbors, saving our asses. He is a brave and beautiful, a selfless and kind man. So I was able to go be silly with my kids today and go get our nails painted funny colors, without bearing the heavy weariness of having lost all my stuff. We are not out of the woods yet, but with people like eric around we are gonna be ok. Times like these we have to do everything we can to help each other, listen to each other, step up for our neighbors. Empathy is everything, our greatest trait.

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Tool Announce European/UK Tour

Tool have announced a 2019 European/UK tour. You can see the dates for that run below. If all goes according to plan, the band should be releasing their long-awaited new album next year as well.

Tour Dates:

06/02 Berlin, GER – Mercedes-Benz Arena
06/04 Prague, CZE – O2 Arena
06/05 Vienna, AUT – Wiener Stadhalle
06/07 Nurburg, GER – Rock AM Ring
06/09 Nuermberg, GER – Rock IM Park
06/11 Krakow, POL – Tauron Arena (‘Impact Festival‘)
06/13 Florence, ITA – Firenze Rocks Festival
06/16 Donington, UK – Download Festival
06/18 Amsterdam, NET – Ziggo Dome
06/20 Copenhagen, DEN – Copenhell Festival
06/25 Zurich, SWI – Hallenstadion
06/30 Madrid, SPA – Download Festival
07/02 Lisbon, POR – Altice Arena

Maynard James Keenan Offers Update On New Tool Album: “Long Way To Go But Much Closer”

Maynard James Keenan has offered an update on Tool’s new album, which is expected to be released in 2019. He tweeted the following:

Alleged Victim Who Accused Maynard James Keenan (Tool, Etc.) Of Rape Issues New Statement: “I Will Testify If Need Be”

Despite recent findings that seem to suggest the recent rape accusation against Maynard James Keenan (Tool, A Perfect Circle, etc.) may be a hoax, the alleged victim has now issued a new statement to New York Daily News. The accuser told the publication that they “do not fear libel or any lawsuit” and that they “will testify if need be.”

Here’s the full statement:

“I do not fear libel or any lawsuit, because he knows that he’s guilty. I will testify if need be. The whole point of this is to stop him and others from assaulting anyone else.”

For those unaware, the alleged victim claimed Keenan raped her when she was 17 in a series of tweets on an anonymous Twitter account. Keenan has since denied the allegation. The accusation is still uncorroborated, and it is still unknown if anyone has made an effort to contact authorities. Stay tuned for further developments.

New Evidence Seems To Suggest Anonymous Maynard James Keenan & Trent Reznor Rape Allegations May Be Hoaxes

According to The PRP, a number of Reddit users have been uncovering evidence that seems to suggest that recent rape allegations made against Maynard James Keenan (Tool, A Perfect Circle, etc.) and Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails) are hoaxes.

First of all, this whole story started after Keenan made headlines when an accusation of him raping a 17-year-old girl in 2000 surfaced on an anonymous Twitter account. After that, another user apparently replied to the tweet with a similar accusation against Reznor, though that was deleted.

The account that accused Keenan then encouraged other alleged victims to come forward and tweeted out an email address saying people can send their stories there. Reddit users then did some detective work and were allegedly able to connect it to the dating profile of a 23-year-old male. If the accuser’s story was accurate it would have to be a female around the age of 35. It is possible that she could have gotten some help to maintain anonymity, but this information is still worth considering.

On top of this, The PRP also note that the account that accused Reznor was created only about an hour before the account that accused Keenan was created, which seems a bit suspicious.

Aside from that, one Reddit user, who claims to have been to well over 100 Tool, A Perfect Circle, and Puscifer shows, also offered a list of backstage practices that seem to contradict the accusation.

Furthermore, the alleged victim has refused to speak to various outlets that have reached out and doesn’t appear to have contacted authorities. Although, if they are telling the truth, it would definitely be understandable if they felt uncomfortable about coming forward.

This whole situation is a bit hazy at the moment, and there is still a chance that it could be true, but for now people may want to reserve judgement until more information surfaces.

Maynard James Keenan (Tool, A Perfect Circle, Etc.) Says Recent Rape Accusation Is A “Despicable False Claim”

As previously reported, an anonymous Twitter user accused Maynard James Keenan (Tool, A Perfect Circle, etc.) of raping her back in 2000 when she was 17. Now, Keenan has officially responded to the allegation:

“Many thanks to those of you who saw right through this despicable false claim that only does damage to the #metoo movement. And shame on those of you who perpetuate this destructive clickbait. As for my delayed but un-required response, I had my phone off. You should try it.”