Tool Were a Question on Last Night's 'Jeopardy!'

Contestant James Holzhauer was able to correctly answer the clue

BY Allie GregoryPublished Jan 15, 2020

Last night, Jeopardy! fans got a little taste of Tool during the "Greatest of All Time" tournament when Alex Trebek posed an answer nodding to the band's momentous 2019 return.

Of the G.O.A.T. contestants, Ken Jennings, James Holzhauer and Brad Rutter, Holzhauer was able to correctly answer the following clue for $600:

In 2019 this hard rock band led by Maynard James Keenan released its first album in 13 years and it went to No. 1.

The question is of course, "What is Tool?," and the record Alex mentions is 2019's Fear Inoculum, which secured the No. 1 spot on Billboard's Top 200 in September. 

Sadly, this round did not afford Holzhauer the title of Greatest of All Time. Jennings was declared the people's champ later in the episode, after winning his third game in the competition.

The game show has a lengthy history of using metal acts as answers. Previously we've seen contestants submitting questions referencing Slayer, Slipknot, Rob Zombie and more.

Watch the clip of the show below.

Tool themselves also seemed pretty amused by the whole thing.


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