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Three TOOL Albums Certified Double & Triple Platinum By The RIAA

I've heard Tool is pretty popular.

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Have you all heard this Tool band? Apparently they're pretty popular or something. So popular that both their 1993 album Undertow and their 2001 album Lateralus were both certified triple-platinum by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) on April 15. To make things even better for the band, their 2006 album 10,000 Days was also certified double-platinum on the same day.

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The triple-platinum status is awarded to records selling over 3 million copies, while the double-platinum status is for (you guessed it) sales of over 2 million copies. The band's 2019 album Fear Inoculum achieved the gold status by the RIAA for sales over 500,000 copies last year.

As for new Tool, last we heard from drummer Danny Carey, the band was going to maybe try and knock out an EP over the pandemic.

"Tool hasn't been jamming," said Carey. "We've been just kind on hiatus. Nothing's really been happening. But I think it's time. We kept hoping that we were gonna get back out, so we were just kind of, 'Hey, enjoy this while it lasts,' but now it's looking like it could go to the rest of the year, so we need to get the lead out and start functioning — maybe knock out another EP, at least, or something like that.

"We've never really done that since our first release — done an EP — so I thought it would be kind of nice to do something like that. We don't have a record deal anymore — we're free agents — so we can kind of release whatever we wanna release now, which is a good feeling."

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