guitarist Adam Jones
spoke with RollingStone.com
about the band's decision to license three songs for "Guitar Hero: World Tour
". Even though the quartet hasn't licensed its music out since 1996, they decided to work with Guitar Hero
publisher Activision if they were allowed to be involved with the artwork and design. Jones
explained, "It was a really exciting situation for us to express ourselves and work with other artists, and do something where we walked away going, 'Yeah, wow, that turned out really good.'
The game incorporates a digital venue based on Tool
's album artwork and videos. Two shots of the venue can be seen at RollingStone.com.
said he and the other members of the band got a chance to play Guitar Hero
while working on the game, adding that he "got a blister on his thumb
" from playing it so much.
The three Tool
tracks contained in the game are "Parabola
" and "Vicarious
"Guitar Hero: World Tour
" is set for release on October 26.
is currently taking a break following nearly two years of touring behind its last album, 2006's "10,000 Days
", although frontman Maynard James Keenan
mentioned earlier this year that Tool
would begin writing their next album "right away
Thanks for the report to Blabbermouth.net