Original Tool bassist Paul D’Amour joins Ministry

Gie Knaeps/Getty ImagesOriginal Tool bassist Paul D'Amour has found a new gig. The musician will play bass in Ministry on the industrial metallers' upcoming European tour, beginning June 16 in Austria.

Frontman Al Jourgensen revealed the news in an interview with Revolver. He also told a story about how, during Lollapalooza 1992, he had accidentally gotten D'Amour and Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan high after unwittingly giving them whiskey laced with LSD.

"They didn't know what was going on and they were freaking out," Jourgensen remembers. "But ['D'Amour] actually thanked me for that moment because he said it really got Tool going into being a psychedelic band. Pretty cosmic, right?"

D'Amour joined Tool when it formed in 1990, and played on the band's 1992 EP, Opiate and their 1993 full-length debut, Undertow. He left the group in 1995 and was replaced by Justin Chancellor, who remains Tool's bassist today.

While D'Amour is on the road with Ministry, Tool will be gearing up to release their much-anticipated new album, which is supposed to finally arrive August 30.

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