No Actual New Songs Written For Either Tool Or APC, Says Maynard

After dismissing chances for a 2013 Tool release, frontman goes even further saying there are "no actual songs" written yet.

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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.

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    *Throws table*
    James Hetfield: "Why did you throw me?"
    i call bullshit maynard is more likely to pull everyone's leg than danny who said they've got tracks already
    i think they will tell us the record came out yesterday and we all missed it already
    I am waiting on Adam for a story to contradict this one.
    I think it would be hilarious is Adam says "We've got a a full double concept album, coming out next week!"
    I'm waiting for one of them to announce their collaboration with Dubstep artists for this upcoming album and their move to a more mainstream sound.
    Diony x
    Confusion will be my epitaph
    As I crawl a cracked and broken path
    Dr Funkenstein
    If he makes it, we can all sit back and laugh
    guy is in three bands... two great and one that sucks. guess which puts an album out every year?
    Even better, they've probably released album after album since 2006 under another name and nobody has even noticed. WE KNOW WHAT YOU'RE UP TO MAYNARD JUST STAHP!
    Remember when they created a whole false title and setlist for what would become Lateralus? I would take anything Maynard says with a grain of salt and a healthy dose of cynicism, since there's always a chance he's screwing with us.
    Puscifer is awesome. I'm excited for this EP. Anybody who says Puscifer isn't good hasn't given them a proper listen.
    Agreed. Some older stuff was decent but Conditions of my Parole was pretty f***** great.
    I think the C is For... EP is my favorite, but partially because I got to see em live when they toured behind it.
    Maynard writes the lyrics after the music is complete, supposedly locking himself in a room in one case for a week and just writing. Not sure how true that it but wouldn't surprise me
    Yeah, Maynard doesn't come into the writing process until the end so there's still a good chance it could come out this year. Danny has already said they're almost done with a 20 minute song.
    It seems to me that everyone in Tool is dedicated to putting out a new Tool record except Maynard. It's really a shame. I love Tool and have eaten up everything they've released but Maynard does have a certain holier than thou aspect to him that I could live without. He says, "Who am I to judge and strike you down?" and then is seemingly one of the most judgmental musicians you hear about. He just seems to think he's better than everyone, and when he's singing for Tool or APC, there's a good chance that he is. So stop dragging your feet and give us something timeless like you're prone to do when not basking in the self-indulgence that is Puscifer!
    Let him dick around, it's not a new iPhone we're waiting for it's a Tool album, it'll come out when he's ready. How do you think they have had so many "perfect" albums, when he's ready to write he will write
    Maybe MJK will read your post and realize he's been doing everything for all the wrong reasons, then come to his senses to put out the album YOU'VE been waiting for.
    Well damn. No need for unpleasantness. I was just pointing it out that it seems to me that the band itself is ready to make the album, and then followed it up with my own opinion on Maynard's attitude which I am entitled to do. I don't pretend to know the man, but I doubt I'm the only one who's ever called his attitude into question. Would he give a damn as to my thoughts? Hell no, and I wouldn't expect him to. Should you care? Probably not. I just posted my opinion as I'm also not the first to do. Cool down man. It's the internet.