Tool’s bass player, Justin Chancellor was the recent interview guest of Ernie Ball’s latest Striking A Chord podcast and revealed the recording and preparing process of the Tool’s latest album, Fear Inoculum.

Here is the official introduction of the interview:

“In this episode, bassist Justin Chancellor of Tool joins us to talk about the release of their brand new and long-awaited album, Fear Inoculum.

Justin discusses the band’s unique songwriting process, his thoughts on finally releasing their music on streaming services, how he initially turned down the offer to join Tool, and much more.”

Ernie Ball asked this:

“Where do most of your best ideas come from? Are there certain settings or scenarios?”

Here is what Justin said about how do they write their lyrics:

“Yeah, I like to be outside, I like to dig into the soil, I like to hike, I’m into sailing, just generally an outdoors type of person and I do get a lot of ideas when I’m on my own out in nature, walking around.

I mean, if I sit down and spend an evening – which is not all the time – on my own playing my bass, I’ll come up with some ideas, melodic ideas on an instrument, but most of the time, a lot of ideas that make it into the Tool records are kind of rhythmic and percussive.

They’re the beats that kind of come into my head, and then after that, I’ll apply melody to it.”

You can listen to the whole podcast below.

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