Name That Tool

Several local bands are among the 100 performers competing in NBC's mostly online Star Tomorrow talent contest, including Big Toe, Tubby, and Stolen.

While practicing for the competition, "Tool's production management tried to get us kicked out of the rehearsal studio we used in Burbank to prepare for the taping," says Stolen bassist Erik Clabeaux, referring to Center Staging in Burbank. "Tool's stage crew was getting ready for Street Scene, and our studio was adjacent. We were practicing and testing sound levels, and I guess one of their crew members got upset at us for playing loud while he was trying to make a cell-phone call. Instead of coming to us, he called management to bitch.... Luckily, our drummer is a tech there, so Center Staging just came in and told us to turn it down instead of tossing us out."

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