The fifth Tool album has become something like alt-metal's Chinese Democracy. This April will mark 12 years since the release of the group's most recent LP, 10,000 Days, and 10 since they started teasing a follow-up. Among journalists and fans, Tool albumspotting has become its own pastime. Information has trickled out as a baffling series of contradictions.
Rush weren't the first band to fill an entire album side with a single epic track, but grand, suite-like works such as 1976's "2112" and 1978's "Cygnus X-1 Book II: Hemispheres" helped make them legends of long-form prog. So it makes sense that after retro-minded SoCal hard rockers Fu Manchu recorded "Il Mostro Atomico" – an 18-minute song set for their new LP, Clone of the Universe – they invited Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson to appear on the track.
Sitting in a Vietnamese noodle shop in Greenwich Village, Britt Walford is polite and gracious. Compliment the drummer, and he sighs and utters a humble, “Man…” in his nasal Louisville drawl. But ask him about the why of what he does—his beautifully loose sense of groove, for instance, or his masterful way with ghost notes—and he seems bewildered. His most common response? “I guess that’s just how I heard it.”It’s somehow fitting that Walford’s drumming might be a mystery even tothe man himself.
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Selecting a term
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