Tool Broke This David Bowie Record with 'Fear Inoculum'

The band is back on the Billboard chart

August 13, 2019

After a 13 year wait, Tool made their triumphant return last week with “Fear Inoculum.”

The band’s first song since 2006 is the title track to their upcoming fifth studio album, due out on August 30. It’s a winding and spiraling epic, clocking in at 10 minutes and 21 seconds, enough to set a new mark on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

“Fear Inoculum” checks in at number 93 this week on the chart of the 100 biggest songs, and it is now the longest song ever to hit the Hot 100. It beats the previous record held by David Bowie, who landed at number 78 with “Blackstar” in 2016. The final charting song from the icon is only 9 minutes and 56 seconds long.

“Feat Inoculum” is not the only new entry on the charts from Tool, who also made their entire catalog available on all platforms earlier this month. With the new streams, all four of their previous albums have landed in the top 20 of the Billboard 200 album chart.

Of the four, 1996’s Ænima charts the highest, coming in at number 10 between Chance The Rapper and Lil Nas X.

Fear Inoculum will also be available on all platforms and is available now for pre-order. The band is offering a deluxe, limited-edition CD version of the album which features a 4” HD rechargeable screen with exclusive video footage. There’s also a charging cable, two watt speaker and a 36-page booklet.

Fear Inoculum arrives August 30.