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Even The Interludes From Tool’s Fear Inoculum Are In The Top 25 Of Billboard’s Rock Chart

Every song from Tool’s new album is on Billboard’s Top Rock Songs chart — including the interlude tracks.

No one was surprised to find that of the 10 tracks on Tools new album Fear Inoculum, approximately four of them were interlude tracks (including closer Mockingbeat). Tool is the kind of band who are either going to write epic 12-minute journeys or minute-and-change atmospheric breathers, which act as miniature intros to their songs. But what might surprise some fans is, as if it weren’t enough that Tool’s Fear Inoculum took the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Top 200 chart, even the interlude tracks from the album are now in the Top 25 of Billboard’s Top Rock Songs chart.

If you look at Billboard.com, you can see the standings of each track:

  • 10. Litanie Contra la Peur
  • 11. Legion Inoculant
  • 15. Chocolate Chip Trip
  • 23. Mockingbeat

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The longest of these tracks, Legion Inoculant, is just over three minutes long. Compare that to Culling Voices, the album’s shortest proper song, which comes in at 10:05. This is a perfect example of why it’s so important that a band like Tool could unseat Taylor Swift on the charts — Tool have such a large reach and such an obsessed fanbase that even their intro and outro tracks are chart-toppers.

Tool will be on tour in the U.S. this fall, so catch your favorite interlude track live at one of the following dates:


13 Sacramento, CA Aftershock Festival
15 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
18 Salt Lake City, UT Vivint Smart Home Arena
20 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
21 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
23 Glendale, AZ Gila River Arena
25 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
27 Houston, TX Toyota Center
29 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
31 Milwaukee, WI Fiserv Forum 


02 Indianapolis, IN Banker’s Life Fieldhouse
03 Chicago, IL United Center
05 Cincinnati, OH US Bank Arena
06 Cleveland, OH Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse
08 Pittsburgh, PA PPG Paints Arena
09 Detroit, MI Little Caesars Arena
11 Toronto, ON Scotiabank Arena
12 Toronto, ON Scotiabank Arena
14 Boston, MA Garden
16 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
18 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
19 Brooklyn, NY Barclay’s Center
21 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Casino Arena
22 Atlantic City, NJ Boardwalk Hall
24 Raleigh, NC PNC Arena
25 Washington, DC Capitol One Arena

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Posted on September 15th 2019, 4:28p.m.
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