Tool guitarist Adam Jones shares video footage of “Rosetta Stoned” rehearsal performance. This video was shot in Tool’s Loft studio.
The beloved 10,000 Days album era may be making a comeback with this new setlist on the Tool 2023 tour.
First, their iconic track, “Rosetta Stoned.” Formed in Los Angeles in 1990, Tool has been known for their experimental sound and introspective lyrics. Their fourth studio album, “10,000 Days,” released in 2006, features the track “Rosetta Stoned,” which quickly became a fan favorite. The song’s complex structure, psychedelic soundscapes, and Maynard James Keenan’s cryptic lyrics make it a standout piece in the band’s discography.
To fully appreciate the artistry behind “Rosetta Stoned,” we need to understand its meaning and musical structure. The song opens with a series of eerie soundscapes that set the tone for the narrative to follow. Maynard’s vocals then kick in, delivering a stream-of-consciousness monologue about an otherworldly experience he had while under the influence of drugs. The song’s middle section features a heavy instrumental segment that showcases the band’s virtuosity. The track then ends with a reprise of the opening soundscapes, bringing the listener back to reality.
Adam Jones’ recent video clip of Tool rehearsing “Rosetta Stoned” offers a fascinating insight into the band’s creative process. The clip features a close-up of Adam’s fingers as he plays the song’s iconic riff, followed by shots of Danny Carey’s drumming and Maynard’s vocal delivery. The video ends with a shot of the band members huddled together, discussing the song’s arrangement.
The footage highlights the band’s meticulous attention to detail and their dedication to perfecting their craft. It’s clear that Tool’s rehearsals are not just a run-through of their songs, but an opportunity to experiment and push the boundaries of their music.
Adam Jones shared the video as an Instagram story, and of course, a die-hard Tool fan promptly ripped it and uploaded it to YouTube. According to Setlist, “Rosetta Stoned” is Tool’s 15th most-played live song. However they haven’t performed it since 2018, and before that, they hadn’t performed it since 2009.
For this year, Danny Carey also talked about Tool’s 2023 tour:
“I hope to see you out there on the road in 2023. We have a big tour coming in the fall, and a few festivals in the summertime.”
Tool’s recent rehearsal footage of “Rosetta Stoned” provides an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the band’s creative process. The video clip showcases Tool’s virtuosity and attention to detail, offering a glimpse into the making of their iconic track. As fans eagerly await the band’s upcoming album release, this rehearsal footage serves as a reminder of Tool’s status as one of the most innovative and influential bands of our time. You can watch the rehearsal video below!