Plus, 5 Tool albums hit the Billboard 200 & new single "Fear Inoculum" marks band's first appearance on the Hot 100 since 2001.
Two high-profile new moves in the long career of Tool -- who released their first new song in 13 years and made their entrance onto digital and streaming platforms for the first time -- allow the hard rock act to storm Billboard's rock charts in record fashion (on surveys dated Aug. 17).
We'll start with albums, none of which Tool has released since 2006's 10,000 Days. Still, the band's four studio sets enter the Top Rock Albums chart after their arrival on digital services (both for purchase and streaming), led by 1996's AEnima, which debuts at No. 1 with 33,000 equivalent album units earned, according to Nielsen Music. Tool's 2001 album Lateralus follows (No. 2, 27,000 units), with 10,000 Days re-entering the tally at No. 4 (24,000 units) and 1993's Undertow rounding out the top five at No. 5 (23,000).
By claiming four of the top five on Top Rock Albums, Tool becomes the first act with at least that many in the region in the list's history, besting Linkin Park's mark of three on the Aug. 12, 2017, chart following the death of frontman Chester Bennington.