Tool Member [sic] Hurt in Vespa Accident [WTF?]

I dunno. I just can’t see a member of Tool riding one of these. Then again, it’s Tool.Before you read this, keep in mind that Tool likes to punk their fans with all manner of practical jokes. I’m not saying that this excerpt from their newsletter is fake, but I’m just sayin’, you know?

New Year started off on a bad note as far as writing and arranging sessions for Tool’s next record. For the most part this was due to a ‘minor’ accident on a Vespa scooter (slick road conditions being the cause) by a certain band member that resulted in several broken ribs and a dislocated shoulder. Because of the physical nature of the musical instrument involved, 9 DAYS of jamming were lost, although I’m happy to report that the person involved is recovering nicely, so much so, in fact, that writing sessions resumed last Monday (January 21), despite it being a holiday for many.

Coincidently (?), a few days prior to the mishap on the scooter, another person involved with Tool also wound up in the hospital after crashing his Vespa in Hollywood. Although he suffered a head injury (as well as multiple cuts and bruises to his body), I’m quite certain that if you were to order an “Entaphiosis” Hoddie, you would receive an “Entaphiosis” Hoodie.

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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.

One thought on “Tool Member [sic] Hurt in Vespa Accident [WTF?]

  • January 30, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    Firsrt Adam Jones gets engaged at a WWE event, now someone is unable to control a Vespa scooter.

    Is it possible that Tool isn't as cool as we thought?


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