There seems to be lot of confusion going on among the Tool ranks these days. After frontman Maynard James Keenan dismissing any chances for a new release this year for both Tool and A Perfect Circle, drummer Danny Carey gave fans some hope back saying we might be in for a new album in 2013 after all.
And now, Maynard takes his version of the story even a step further. In a recent Spin interview, the vocalist said that there are "no actual songs" written. Although he has been "jamming" with Tool and A Perfect Circle, neither band is close to having actual full songs ready.
"Basically right now it's a lot of ideas. Jamming. There's no actual songs for either project. It's still kind of noodles in a big basket... Lots of noodles, just no dishes", the singer said.
As far as his work with Puscifer goes, the band will be releasing their new EP called "Donkey Punch The Night" on February 19 via Puscifer Entertainment. Apart from two new songs, the release will feature covers of Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" and Accept's "Balls To The Wall".
According to Keenan, covering these classic tracks was "inspirational" and has made him respect the original artists much more.
"From a production standpoint, it's wonderful exercise of recording the layers to really see what went into making it. I have a lot more respect for the original artists. I enjoyed seeing how they approached their signature vocal arrangement. It was very inspirational."
The latest Tool album, "10.000 Days", was released back in April 2006. On the other hand, we haven't seen a new A Perfect Circle album for almost nine years now.
So what exactly is going on here? Do you think we'll ever get to hear new material from either of the bands? And how do you like the new Puscifer EP? Post your thoughts in the comments section below.