Maynard Not Impressed With New Tool: 'I Haven't Heard the Sounds'

"In theory they have a CD for me today," the singer says.

Maynard Not Impressed With New Tool: 'I Haven't Heard the Sounds'
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Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan finally addressed the band's new material, revealing that although such tracks exist, he isn't impressed with what he heard so far. While chatting with wtf Podcast, Maynard stressed that without the proper instrumental parts laid down, he cannot proceed to writing lyrics. "I'm gonna stop by the rehearsal space today, in theory, having beaten them up going 'Please give me music, please give me music, please give me music, please give me music, please give me music,'" he said when asked about the future of Tool. "In theory, they have a CD for me today, to listen to some jams, so we can get this thing going." The interviewer followed up by asking Keenan on whether he's got any lyrics written. "Not 'till I hear the sounds," the singer replied. "I've gotta hear the sounds, and I can't write words until I hear the sounds - and I haven't heard the sounds," he explained. According to the latest reports, new Tool album should see its release in early 2014. But with an ongoing series of contradicting statements from Maynard and the rest of the four-piece continuously circulating the web, little is certain at this point. "We could have the record finished by the end of the year - that's a possibility, but the logistics of getting it manufactured and getting the record company in line and all this stuff, I doubt we'll be able to get it out before Christmas," drummer Danny Carrey told Loudwire. "We'll see how it goes. Most likely, it'll be early 2014." As the latest Tool release, "10,000 Days" dropped in May 2006, claiming No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 chart with 564,000 copies sold in the US during the first week.

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    King Donkey
    Seriously, where did it say he isn't impressed?
    Abacus11
    I can't tell if the title of the article is a joke, a mistake or if it's intentionally misleading.
    kratos379
    If he said it, they didn't quote it in the article. If they're going to post an article with a title like that, they really need to have the quote at least somewhere in the article.
    festivalinhell
    Having listened to the podcast at no point did he say he isn't impressed. He said the same thing he always does, "I let them write the music then i come in and write the lyrics" Marc asked "so you dont have anything written yet? you don't have any ideas before the music is written?" he replies "Nope i don't write lyrics til i hear the sounds, and i just haven't heard the sounds yet."
    mrjohnnydel
    tool frontman maynard james keenan finally addressed the band's new material, revealing that although such tracks exist, he isn't impressed with what he heard so far. while chatting with wtf podcast, maynard stressed that without the proper instrumental parts laid down, he cannot proceed to writing lyrics. "I'M gonN a stop by the rehearsal space tO day, in T heory, havI ng beaten theM up going 'P lease give me music, please give me music, please give me music, please give me music, please give me music,'" he said when asked about the future of tool. "in theoR y, thE y have a cd for me today, to listen to S ome jamS , so wE can get this thing going." the interviewer followed up by asking keenan on whether he's got any lyrics written. "not 'till I hear the sounD s," the singer replied. "i've gotta hear the sounds, and i can't write words until i hear the sounds - and i haven't heard the sounds," he explained. I think I've found where he said it...
    jhall236
    It was right in the middle of where he stresses that he HASN'T heard the sounds. He hasn't heard the sounds. That's why is so unimpressed by what he hasn't heard the sounds of.
    RoboHendrix
    "Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan finally addressed the band's new material, revealing that although such tracks exist, he isn't impressed with what he heard so far." First line. :/ And also chiding his instrumentalists with "Please give me music" as opposed to what he's getting from them now...
    Elpadrenanana
    Not impressed ? WTF ? How could he be impressed if he didn't hear anything ?
    TheNameOfNoone
    Ultimate-guitar SLAMS Tool instrumentals.
    TryTheKetchup
    "I've gotta hear the sounds, and I can't write words until I hear the sounds - and I haven't heard the sounds," YO DAWG
    Ben2k9
    I heard you like sounds. So heres some sounds while you listen to some sounds, whilst listening to sounds, whilst some sounds are playing.
    biff022
    Seriously, UG retract this article and stop it with the shit journalism. You take the fun out of reading about bands.
    M33tal
    Is it weird that he has had nothing to do musically with his band mates up to this point?
    biff022
    Not weird at all. Tool writes music, Maynard writes melodies and lyrics, then they re-work the songs so it all fits... it's how they work.
    Carl Hungus
    This is very common when the singer writes the lyrics and relies on the musicians for inspiration. With bands like Slayer where the people who wrote the music also wrote the lyrics things work a little differently.
    DaBlackDahlia16
    Maynard Not Impressed With New Tool: 'I Haven't Heard the Sounds' Wtf is that even suppose to mean??...
    LucasGtrGod
    At no point in the article did it say Maynard was not impressed. That is dirty reporting, with a misleading headline.
    brokndwn06
    UG been doing this for years... i dont think they give a shite...neither do we cuz we always read em...lol
    Redfinton22
    "Isn't impressed with what he heard so far" "I haven't heard the sounds" See the problem here, UG?
    Poisonouspot
    I'd rather a great tool album than a half assed one
    SIEGE312
    Somethin tells me that even a half-assed Tool album will still probly be great..
    ridinglightning
    You rather a great Tool album? They better not accidentally their new album.
    slash&angus
    Lol, I read the comment you were replying to correctly (filled in the gap myself) but at yours I was confused.
    EyesWideOpen
    Where does he say he isn't impressed with what he's heard so far? He says that he hasn't heard the sounds not that he isn't impressed.
    Koffie84
    Mother of misleading titles. Ultimate guiter did it again, and even outdone themselves for the sake of sensation and pageviews i reccon...
    RaKooN13
    That title gave me some worry. I read the article expecting the worst... and it was just nothing. Seriously, this is probably the most misleading title I've seen here. T.T
    Iommianity
    I get that a headline is supposed to grab as much attention as possible, with one line representing the article, most likely out of context on its own. This was just poor writing though. I've seen mods say it's up to us to not click on content we don't want to see/think is done poorly, but UG isn't exactly honest with the headlines.
    TheWindGypsy
    when i listened to this interview yesterday he actually sounded really optimistic and excited about the whole thing. It was a pleasant surprise considering all the other reports before this interview made it feel otherwise.