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I think putting labels on people is just an easy way of marketing something you don't understand.

I think putting labels on people is just an easy way of marketing something you don't understand.

I'm not a good guitar player. ---->>>

As far as the grunge thing, there are three bands from Seattle that I would call true grunge. ---->>>

Different people get different things out of the images. It doesn't matter what it's about, all that matters is how it makes you feel. ---->>>

I seriously do not think Nirvana is grunge. ---->>>

Fine art is really something I want to get into. ---->>>

I'm a bass player from way back and Paul is a guitar player and we've been in many bands. ---->>>

That's what I love about our music - it'll never be a hit because you can't dance to it. ---->>>

I never thought 'Stairway to Heaven' was a long song. I loved how there was this part and then there was another part that was completely different. ---->>>

I'm a self-taught guitarist, but I have a classical music background.

I'm a self-taught guitarist, but I have a classical music background.

I'm my own worst critic and I think everyone in the band is a perfectionist. ---->>>

I've always dabbled on guitar, but never took lessons. ---->>>

I use Gibson guitars; I prefer the Les Paul custom. ---->>>

The Melvins are grunge. ---->>>

I listen to Helmet - and I love Helmet, they're a great band - but every song sounds the same. ---->>>

I think people like Steve Vai are so boring. ---->>>

I've always been involved in the visual arts and music. ---->>>

That's the thing I like about my sound. It's real raw and very unsafe compared to a solid state kind of sound. ---->>>

When we played with the Rollins Band, we'd keep songs going until we felt like ending it. ---->>>

But if you want to be in a band and write music, then you should just be in a band and write music. ---->>>

My approach is to be part of a band that makes music, not hit songs. ---->>>

When you don't know what the band looks like, it puts the emphasis on thinking and taking the music and message more seriously. ---->>>

I'm not into solos, I'm into lyrics. ---->>>

All the art for Tool is done by the me and the band. ---->>>

Doing the stereotypical solo bores me. ---->>>

I like soundtracks and I like film. ---->>>

Many of the songs on Undertow were written at the time Opiate came out. ---->>>

As long as I can remember, growing up we had a guitar around our house, and I was always plucking on it. ---->>>

I haven't listened to much music lately; I've been out of it. ---->>>

I mean, Tool has a style, but we try to make all our songs sound different from each other. ---->>>

I personally don't like to use as many effects because when you play live, something always goes wrong. ---->>>

I played violin and got into that Suzuki program in the second grade. ---->>>

I'm not a geek about equipment, I just know what I like. ---->>>

I've never worried about how long the song is. ---->>>

If I play anything that sounds like a solo, it's gonna sound like a lyric. ---->>>

In the time between records, I always have lots of stuff going on. I shoot photography, make little sculptures, play video games. ---->>>

We have meetings with our record label to tell them how to market us. ---->>>

We wanted to take as much time and effort making the video as we did the song. ---->>>

We're more into expressing ourselves than making radio hits. ---->>>

With four perfectionists in the band, we have a hard time reaching perfection. ---->>>

If you're making music for all the right reasons, people are going to be receptive to that and appreciate it the same way you did when your were writing it. ---->>>

Everyone in Tool is interested in how we present our music. We write a group of songs that have a vibe, energy and feeling, and then we try to pick an image to capture that and communicate a feeling. We want something that adds to the connection with the audience. ---->>>

I really like stuff that is collectible that you can hold and go, 'There's only a few people that have this.' I like to see that someone's put a lot of labor into making something. ---->>>

There's always the influence of music, film, art and the other things that drive me. I'm usually inspired by my environment and whatever is making me happy or mad. ---->>>

We could have gone with much bigger labels and more money, but we wanted to go with a company that is LA based, all in the same building, and really understands what the artists want. ---->>>


Nationality: American
Born: 01-15, 1965
Occupation: Musician

Adam Thomas Jones (born January 15, 1965) is a three-time Grammy Award-winning American musician and visual artist, best known for his position as the guitarist for Tool. Jones has been rated the 75th Greatest Guitarist of all time by the Rolling Stone and placed ninth in Guitar World's Top 100 Greatest metal Guitarists (wikipedia)