Eligible in: 2017 (The 2018 Induction Ceremony)
Previously Considered? No what's this?
Inducted into Rock Hall Projected in 2020 (ranked #186) .
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they are one of the best if not the best rock band in the history, of course they should be in.
Posted by wrong man on Thursday, 07.20.06 @ 03:58am
Tool have been on top of the prog-metal world for the last dozen years or so. They continue to produce the most exhiliarating music around.
Posted by c.w. on Monday, 12.4.06 @ 15:00pm
Interesting one... they practically reinvented the progressive metal genre, although prog metal isn't recognised widely enough for Tool to be inducted... yet. They deserve to be in the hall, but unfortunately most people are unwilling to accept anything that doesn't sound like the pre-packaged pop that they listen to.
Posted by Paul on Thursday, 12.7.06 @ 03:36am
Listening to some Tool right now. Of course they deserve to be in, but they aren't a pop band so they are going to get over looked no matter how much they have done for their genre or how good their music is.
Posted by Justin on Tuesday, 12.12.06 @ 20:33pm
Only 1% as good as King Crimson at making almost the same type of music.
Posted by William on Monday, 01.8.07 @ 17:57pm
Rock bands should only be in the f'n "ROCK" n Roll hall of fame.
Posted by ERNIE on Thursday, 02.15.07 @ 16:50pm
Based on right now? No. If we wait another 10 years...chances will probably improve due to a few more albums (especially if one kicks ass).
Posted by maplejet on Tuesday, 02.27.07 @ 11:26am
i understand ernies anger about some ty pop and rap stars being inducted but public enemy was a revolutionary rapper and probly deserves it.
Posted by Daniel on Monday, 03.5.07 @ 19:45pm
Tool are a tops band, they changed the face of Prog-Metal forever and wolfmother won the grammy!
Posted by Bogen on Friday, 03.23.07 @ 20:47pm
Also, should note that the year's class Tool is in is very competitive with Beck and Rage and Radiohead, plus, they'll be other bands on backlog too so it looks like Tool will not have a great shot until 2022.
Posted by maplejet on Monday, 05.14.07 @ 13:27pm
Another Rush influenced band....put em both in
Posted by Anonymous on Friday, 05.25.07 @ 22:02pm
Definitely deserve it, but I find it unlikely.
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, 06.13.07 @ 03:25am
They must be in.
Posted by G.Llamas on Wednesday, 06.27.07 @ 00:27am
You're kidding. If they aren't in, originality and influence mean nothing in Cleveland.
Posted by P. Martini on Saturday, 11.10.07 @ 21:31pm
They deserve it, but I'm not sure they will get in right away. They are very very consistent though. Undertow, AEnima, Lateralus, 10,000 Days. Quite a streak.
Posted by Tom on Sunday, 11.11.07 @ 11:51am
It's nice to see some musicians be creative and use their brains. Crazy time signatures, clever lyrics and good music is a good mix. They're definitely one of a kind which is what the rock hall is all about. So yeah, definitely should be in.
Posted by Luke on Wednesday, 04.9.08 @ 12:58pm
I'll take Slint over Tool any day.
Posted by William on Wednesday, 04.9.08 @ 21:42pm
they should be first in the year that they can go in, most of the others on the list in tools year don't even play rock music wtf... and danny carey owns on drums
Posted by superduper on Tuesday, 09.9.08 @ 19:16pm
YES!!!!!!!!! They are the ultimate prog metal band, and have an insanely talented drummer. Their lyrics are excellent too. They should definitely be in.
Posted by Joey on Monday, 09.22.08 @ 14:47pm
I consider these guys a lock...similar to Radiohead in that sense. Both are highly progressive and artistic bands playing and evolving their own unique style...and both have certainly left a permanent mark on the landscape of rock.
Posted by Me on Wednesday, 10.1.08 @ 13:23pm
Maynard Keenan = Thom Yorke.
Posted by Gorgeous on Thursday, 10.2.08 @ 19:21pm
Tool is the most profound and dynamic band of their generation. All other contemporary rock bands are just that...rock bands. Tool is transcendental.
Posted by Rick on Tuesday, 10.7.08 @ 18:39pm
I don't think Maynard would give a rats ass if they get "inducted"
Posted by Scott A. on Wednesday, 04.8.09 @ 03:42am
are they popular? no. Do they crash the hit charts? no. are they an innovative band that has had an influence on metal as we know it? you know it!
Posted by Justin on Tuesday, 06.23.09 @ 15:35pm
I actually think the Metallica comparison is a good one, although I don't foresee Tool making the mainstream leap that Metallica did, but that's a good thing.
Posted by Carl on Tuesday, 06.23.09 @ 15:55pm
Definitely deserve to be in. In my opinion, the Led Zeppelin of our time. In terms of originality and musical skill definitely one of the best. Knowing the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame though, Britney Spears and the Backstreet Boys will get in before Tool. It's all politics, I mean they are willing to let Blondie and Madonna in before they let in Rush or Iron Maiden. I mean give me a break. By the way good comparison of Thom Yorke to Maynard. Even though Tool and Radiohead are very different bands they are kind of the same in a way that they are both very innovative and have their own sound and that they both require a bit of listening before you realize just how great both really are.
Posted by Tennis on Sunday, 01.24.10 @ 21:19pm
"I consider these guys a lock...similar to Radiohead in that sense." Not at all. Radiohead are a lock because not only are they still popular, they are practically universally loved by critics and got Rolling Stone's permanent seal of approval back in 2003. Tool I think are liked by RS but not loved, and I'm not sure what critics think of them overall. My rundown of Tool: Innovation? Check. They definitely have their own style, it's difficult to describe. You need to listen to fully understand why. Influence? I'm not entirely sure about that, but with Jones' funny tunings they might've been a piece of the puzzle for nu-metal (I know Fred Durst has cited them as an influence.) We'll explore this fully in 2015 or '16. They have enough success to be considered (Undertow Platinum, Aenima #2, Platinum, Lateralus #1, Platinum, 10,000 Days #1, Platinum or Gold.) They are a great band and I feel they should be at least considered.
Posted by Sam on Wednesday, 02.17.10 @ 20:55pm
I like Them
Posted by mrxyz on Thursday, 02.18.10 @ 10:25am
I like Them
Posted by Philip on Thursday, 02.18.10 @ 16:50pm
Hey, who missed me? How's everyone doing? It's been a few months since the last time I was here.
Posted by Dude Man on Thursday, 02.18.10 @ 19:25pm
Alright, it's simple, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame should recognise artist's who have achieved commercial and more importantly critical success in the broad field of ROCK music.
Posted by Pommy on Saturday, 03.6.10 @ 05:24am
Pommy: Well said. I don't know what their chances are but Rolling Stone has given them recognition (yes, positive) so I think they have a shot.
Posted by Sam on Saturday, 03.6.10 @ 14:41pm
Do I think they deserve to get in? Yes, definitly.
Posted by Chris on Tuesday, 03.9.10 @ 01:03am
I'm certain it won't bother them if they don't. I like to think I know which artists do and don't deserve to be in. Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley are the only Eligible's who have made a big deal about not being in yet, so if it doesn't bother the bands who should be in then it certainly shouldn't bother me (though it does.)
Posted by Sam on Tuesday, 03.9.10 @ 18:46pm
Tool, one of the best bands in the world.
Posted by Doki on Tuesday, 04.27.10 @ 16:52pm
You could end up very angry then. I feel they should get in as well, and the classes by the time they're eligible will be weak, but at the same time... the Hall seems to hate prog and metal, and Tool are kind of a fusion of the two. I'd be dissapointed but not surprised if they don't get in.
Posted by Sam on Tuesday, 04.27.10 @ 20:51pm
Come on they have to be a slam dunk right? They were like my generations Pink Floyd. One of the great rock artists.
Posted by Downboy on Sunday, 05.30.10 @ 02:19am
Hypothetically yes. However:
Posted by Sam on Monday, 05.31.10 @ 21:11pm
"What chance do they have against Radiohead and RATM?"
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Tuesday, 03.22.11 @ 09:08am
if you compare all of this to Tool, Tool have like you said, too little mainstream success (yes, yes I know it should be about influence and innovation, but clearly this isn't always the case, see the lack of Kraftwerk for starters) and they're prog and metal, two styles of music the Hall have done a poor job representing
Posted by Cheesecrop on Tuesday, 03.22.11 @ 16:49pm
"you made mention of the lack of prog/metal in the Hall. Could that not favor Tool?" - Cheesecrop
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Wednesday, 03.23.11 @ 03:38am
Tool needs to put out a couple more killer albums before you can start seriously considering them for the Hall (IMO).
Posted by Paul in KY on Wednesday, 03.23.11 @ 06:39am
Not necesarily, Paul. It would help of course, but I say yes at this point. Still respect your viewpoint.
Posted by Sam on Thursday, 03.24.11 @ 12:47pm
"Tahvo: What makes you think Rage will be blanked?"
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Thursday, 03.24.11 @ 12:58pm
"As for the rest of alternative metal: Soundgarden will likely make it, and Alice in Chains have a decent shot"
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Thursday, 03.24.11 @ 13:01pm
Pearl Jam and Nirvana are both locks, and rightly so. Soundgarden won't get in quickly but they were such a force in the 90's that it'll be impossible to ignore them for too long. Alice won't get in right away but I could see them slipping in during a weak year like 2018 or 2020. Same with Tool, though they're less likely.
Posted by Sam on Saturday, 03.26.11 @ 06:40am
The thinkers band. They combine metal and a Pink Floyd feel while including art rock. Truly a progressive metal band, but like every other progressive band will take years to be inducted.
Posted by Bob on Monday, 07.18.11 @ 15:29pm
I don't care. I just want a new album from Tool
Posted by Matishaman on Wednesday, 06.13.12 @ 00:08am
Most definitely, #1on my list.
Posted by Jared on Thursday, 05.23.13 @ 00:28am
Well, they have won three Grammy awards as of now. Lateralus and 10,000 Days both were #1 selling albums when they were released. I think they'll get in.
Posted by Dan on Friday, 09.6.13 @ 22:45pm
Just fantastic band. Tool has a unique sound. Been putting out good material over 20 years. I liked the Undertow CD. They have won Grammys for their work & have had #1 CD's. They should be inducted in 2020. KING
Posted by KING on Thursday, 02.6.14 @ 13:00pm
As much as I realize Maynard James Kennan's lyrical talent and Danny Carey's drum talent, lets face it: it can be hard at times to tell one tool song apart from another.10000 Days had a sound of its own, and I am very excited for the new album that will apparently be released in 2015(?). That said, I myself am still an over enthusiastic fan for Opiate, Undertow, AEnima, and Lateralus.
Posted by Devin on Sunday, 06.1.14 @ 16:21pm
Cars will probably get nominated 2019. I hope Counting Crows gets in 2019. One of My fav bands with Def Leppard, Bryan Adams,The Black Crowes,Scorpions. My FAV The Cars song probably Drive. I like Orr singing better. KING
Posted by KING on Monday, 04.27.15 @ 20:08pm
Tool-Wished Duran & Duran and Tool collaborated on a few songs together. It might be some kind of 1,000 on the fantastic meter. They are the leaders of progressive metal and one of the greatest groups of all time. I remember when Prison Sex & Sober came out. Just blew people away. As Enigmaticus would say, Tool deserves immediate induction into the RRHOF. KING
Posted by KING on Sunday, 12.20.15 @ 01:54am
Tool belongs in there alright. The music is mindbending and the light shows are one of a kind. If this isn't enough, then wait till the new album arrives in July.
Posted by Chowmein on Monday, 01.25.16 @ 16:44pm
Tool and Radiohead are the Zeppelin and Floyd of Generation X, both still playing making music, and blowing minds. It's a shame if both aren't first ballot.
Posted by Chris on Monday, 02.15.16 @ 23:19pm
Saw these guys last night at Voodoo Fest in NOLA. Huge crowd for them. Not really my cup of tea, as they are so gloomy. Lead singer was wearing what looked like a SWAT team outfit, including helmet (it is Halloween).
Posted by Paul in KY on Sunday, 10.30.16 @ 09:04am
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