"[Bassist] Justin [Chancellor] has been really prolific on this record, hes been coming in with tons of riffs. I usually try to find something to complement it rather than play what hes playing. Its kind of confusing sometimes, especially with some of the riffs those guys come up with; 13 or 21, [they] can be anything. Weve got one thats 17 that were doing now."
Check out the first of three parts of Vic Firth's artist spotlight video featuring Danny Carey. He talks about how the band got together as well as how Tool tackles songwriting and recording: