Ongoing History Daily: Did Tool hide a song in some of their merch?

Tool is one of those bands who, when given a choice, will always do something unexpected and weird.

In a 2011 edition of a newsletter, Tool mentioned an unreleased song called “Problem 8: The Reinmann Hypothesis” which they hid in a piece of Tool merchandise. Only 30 copies of this song were included in this run of merch. The newsletter read “Most people don’t even know they have it. It’s been staring them right in the eye on nearly a daily basis. The reason they aren’t aware of it is because they’d never think to play it.”

As far as I know, this track remains undiscovered. However, it should be noted that the date on this newsletter was April 1, 2011, and Tool loves their April Fool’s jokes.


Last week finished with a post on some Royal Blood facts.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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