guitarist Adam Jones
recently discussed a rather attention-grabbing topic - the idea of an actual Tool movie.Jones touched on the film matter during a recent Guitar World
Q&A session, answering a fan's question on whether the big-screen project was ever considered."Yeah, we've talked about it,"
Adam kicked off. "We had shot a bunch of live concert footage and were going to put out a DVD, but it turned out to not sit very well with our band. We were like, 'What can we do that’s more epic than just a live DVD?'"I think we're just going to keep shooting stuff, and when we’re ready, we'll put something out," he continued. "Of course, we'd like to do something really epic, like the movie version of 'The Wall,' but movie deals are really tough."After sharing a story regarding John Carpenter's "Escape from LA" to emphasize some of the film industry's difficulties, the guitarist once again stressed his willingness to carry out the movie project.
"Basically, there's a lot of red tape in trying to get a movie made. But if we can - or if there's anyone out there that wants to facilitate a Tool movie - I'm totally open to it," he concluded.Jones discussed several interesting subjects during the rest of the lengthy chat, including his tone, as well as Tool sound and work ethic. He also talked about his early days as a musician, sharing an interesting story of playing in a band with future guitar extraordinaire Tom Morello
.Funnily, Adam remembers that upon first meeting Morello, "he sucked.""When I was younger I was in a band with Tom Morello,"
he explained. "When I first met Tom, he sucked.
[laughs] He was such a bad guitar player. I wasn't that good, but I do remember showing him stuff. He got so good so quick. Then it turned around to where he was showing me stuff. Now he can bury me.
[laughs] He's awesome."
As for the Tool movie, a theory claiming that the four-piece is working on a film already surfaced online
several months ago. Whether or not they'll carry the idea through yet remains to be seen.