Bono Is Not God: Tool believe ‘mysterious higher powers’ to blame for U2 Record Store Day mix-up

Over the weekend some Record Store Day shoppers in the UK got a surprise when they bought a special vinyl edition release of Songs of Innocence by U2, only to find Tool’s 1992 EP Opiate in the sleeve.

Some would call this Christmas in April.

But Tool believe it’s the work of a higher power. One much stronger than Bono himself.

The prog-metal band responded to British fans who took to Twitter to show off their record mix-up.

“NICE TRY – U2 RELEASES TOOL VINYL” screamed the headline on toolband.com.

“Some very lucky people who purchased U2’s ‘Songs Of Innocence’ during a recent record store release found instead a copy of TOOL’s 1992 OPIATE EP inside,” the band writes online. “Kind of makes you believe in mysterious higher powers doesn’t it.”

Meanwhile, after settling some lawsuits and overcome health issues, Tool have appeared to accelerate the recording of a new album, the long-awaited follow-up to 2006’s 10,000 Days.

Here is that album in full: