This Tool/Taylor Swift Mash-Up Will Make You Question Everything

Pretend like you don't kind of dig this mash-up of Taylor Swift and Tool's Stinkfist.

This Tool/Taylor Swift Mash-Up Will Make You Question Everything
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This week saw prog-metal titans Tool dropping their first full-length album in 13 years. The record, Fear Inoculum, has been hailed by fans and critics alike. But the general consensus seems to be that while Fear Inoculum is fantastic, it's lacking in one department: high school drama about ex-boyfriends. Thankfully, one YouTube user has decided to give fans what they really want by creating a mash-up of Tool and Taylor Swift. Hallelujah.

The track is a combination of the song Stinkfist from Tool's 1996 album Ænima and We Are Never Getting Back Together from Taylor Swift's metal-as-fuck 2012 album Red. And the truth is, while this combination is goofy as Hell… it kind of works. The way Taylor's vocals have been laid throughout Stinkfist is pretty genius, and the dichotomy of Tool's dire, gut-churning sewer metal and Taylor's chirpy lyrics about her high-maintenance boyfriend is solidly hilarious. It also makes Taylor Swift somewhat palatable for metalheads, which is certainly a feat unto itself.

Make sure no-one's around and watch the mash-up below:

Ho boy.

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Tool will be touring North America this fall in support of Fear Inoculum. Whether or not they'll do a duet with Taylor Swift remains to be seen… but we wouldn't count on it.

Catch them at one of the dates below:


13 Sacramento, CA Aftershock Festival
15 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
18 Salt Lake City, UT Vivint Smart Home Arena
20 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
21 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
23 Glendale, AZ Gila River Arena
25 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
27 Houston, TX Toyota Center
29 Tulsa, OK BOK Center
31 Milwaukee, WI Fiserv Forum


02 Indianapolis, IN Banker’s Life Fieldhouse
03 Chicago, IL United Center
05 Cincinnati, OH US Bank Arena
06 Cleveland, OH Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse
08 Pittsburgh, PA PPG Paints Arena
09 Detroit, MI Little Caesars Arena
11 Toronto, ON Scotiabank Arena
12 Toronto, ON Scotiabank Arena
14 Boston, MA Garden
16 Newark, >span class="caps">NJ Prudential Center
18 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
19 Brooklyn, NY Barclay’s Center
21 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Casino Arena
22 Atlantic City, NJ Boardwalk Hall
24 Raleigh, NC PNC Arena
25 Washington, DC Capitol One Arena

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