The iconic rock musician Maynard James Keenan and his band Tool received an award for their latest album,’Fear Inoculum,’ however, it was surprisingly rated in a different category than metal.

As you might remember, on August 30, 2019, the legendary rock band Tool released their fifth studio album named ‘Fear Inoculum,‘ which was the band’s first album since the release of their 2006 album ‘10,000 Days.’

Last month, ‘Fear Inoculum’ received the Gold certification from the RIAA for selling half a million copies in the United States. Additionally, two songs from the album, ‘Fear Inoculum‘ and ‘7empest,‘ received nominations for Grammy Awards in the categories of Best Rock Song and Best Metal Performance. Yet, only ‘7empest‘ won the Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance.

Recently, Tool’s ‘Fear Inoculum’ achieved another important success by receiving the title of ‘Rock Album Of The Year‘ given by iHeart Radio Music Awards 2020. However, the band received the award for their latest album in the rock music category instead of metal, which created confusion among the fans.

A fan page on Instagram dedicated to Maynard James Keenan and his bands, Tool, Puscifer, and A Perfect Circle, shared the exciting news by stating:

“Congratulations to Tool for winning ‘Rock Album Of The Year‘ for their epic album, ‘Fear Inoculum‘.”

You can see the post related to Tool’s latest success on Instagram below.