Tool is selling an autographed LP for over $1,000. Fans aren’t happy.

Tool is looking to make some extra dosh by selling a limited edition vinyl edition of Fear Inoculum that looks seriously cool. The problem? It’s selling for about $1,033 Canadian dollars. Ouch.

You do get quite a lot: The album over five 180-gram LPs with music on one side and art etched on the other. I honestly haven’t heard of anyone doing anything like before. But…$1,033? And again, this is for one (1) album.

If you’re dying for a copy, note that they are currently allocated exclusively to members of the Tool Army fan club who have already bought VIP tickets to the band’s upcoming tour–which, by the way, won’t be coming to Canada.

So lemme get this straight: You first have to pay to be part of the fan club, then pay extra $$$ for the VIP tickets (and quite possibly have to spring for travel and accommodations to see the show), and only then you’ll be allowed to spend over $1K for a special edition album? Gee, thanks. What about a vinyl edition for normal folks?

Love ya, Tool, but…

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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