Tool Debuts At #1 On Billboard Artist 100; “Fear Inoculum” Debuts On Hot 100

Tool enjoys a mammoth week on the Billboard charts.

Tool - Fear Inoculum Cover | RCA

The most recent Billboard tracking week was a big one for Tool. In addition to finally releasing its discography on digital platforms, the band released new single “Fear Inoculum.”

Thanks to those moves, the band makes a major statement on this week’s Billboard Artist 100.

Tool debuts at #1 on the chart, which ranks the top artists in America based on factors like album sales, song consumption and social media activity.

The band concurrently earns a new Hot 100 hit in the aforementioned “Fear Inoculum” (#93), while claiming a variety of spots on the Billboard 200: “Ænima” at #10, “Lateralus” at #16, “10,000 Days” at #18, “Undertow” at #19 and the “Opiate” EP at #59.

Written by Brian Cantor

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