Would Tool have gotten famous if not for Nirvana?

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  • 7 months ago
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    How is there any correlation at all? Tool plays progressive metal music, and they're from LA. They were active at the same time as Nirvana, releasing their first EP in 1992; Undertow came out in '93. They were contemporaries of Nirvana, and made a name for themselves in their own right. Their music isn't grunge or post-grunge. So I don't really see how you make an argument that Tool needed Nirvana to help them achieve fame.

  • 7 months ago


    Lets shine the light on metal. Most metal fans aren't open to new ideas or innovation, which is why they were so often on the pop charts, playing the same old thing.

    The majority of those metal fans refused to try anything new until it was forced on them by Grunge rising to popularity, a movement which in large part owes Nirvana for breaking out and shifting the established music scene to welcome some new bands for a few years.

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  • 7 months ago

    Hell no. Tool does their own thing. They are nothing like nirvana. In fact most nirvana fans have probably never even heard of Tool.

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  • Anonymous
    7 months ago

    F1ck no...........

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