Justin Chancellor, Tool’s bassist since 1995, recently discussed his past and current endeavors with Matt Pinfield on New & Approved.
Tool has been performing since 1990 and, according to Justin, they have no plans of stopping anytime soon. Currently on tour, the band has even extended their show dates and will be performing at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles on February 14th and 15th. Justin also shares with Matt about Tool’s plans for new music and how they are still working on many ideas.
During the interview, Justin reflects on his past and discusses his biggest influences, with Buddy Holly being one of his first inspirations as he was growing up in Kent. He also talks about how his music classes in boarding school inspired him to pick up the bass.
Tool is still not the only place where Justin unleashes his creativity. Justin and vocalist Peter Mohamed also just released their sophomore album “Matter’s Knot, Pt. 1” as the duo MTVoid.
As for anything else to expect from Tool, drummer Danny Carey said in a March 2022 interview that the band has some leftover ideas from the Fear Incoulum sessions that they’re going to start working on. Carey also mentioned that the band is working on a live DVD comprised of shows mostly from Tool’s Lateralus shows in 2002, and calls the release “a good mind blower for all the hardcore fans.”
Greatly enjoyed speaking with @mattpinfield about @Tool plans for new music and how we still have many ideas we are working on for the future.
We also discuss @mtvoidofficial 's brand new album “Matter’s Knot, Pt. 1”, out now. Check out the link:https://t.co/dbuHzfcbcC pic.twitter.com/2xzDBXlOip
— lobalorning (@lobalorning) November 22, 2023