New Tool Album Might Arrive 'Sooner Than Later'

Bassist Justin Chancellor said that he doesn't think fans will have to wait another half decade for the next Tool record.

New Tool Album Might Arrive 'Sooner Than Later'
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Tool released its latest album, "10,000 Days", in the spring of 2006, five years after its previous effort, "Lateralus". The group intends to stay on tour until at least the end of 2007 before taking a break, but bassist Justin Chancellor told Launch Radio Networks that he doesn't think fans will have to wait another half decade for the next Tool record. "Honestly, I don't know," he said. "We're in the second year of this tour already and it won't be long before people have said it's five years already. If we finish touring by, say, next January or February, once we've taken a little time off, it's almost unavoidable that it's gonna be a little while. I mean, honestly, I think everyone's getting a bit older, and I have a feeling we'll want to get on with it sooner than later this time." Tool is currently on a North American tour that bring the band to Cincinnati on Friday night (June 29). The trek ends on July 18, after which the group will head to Europe in August and September. "10,000 Days" has sold 1.5 million copies since its release in May of 2006. Billboard recently reported that Tool is mulling the idea of making a band movie. Guitarist Adam Jones said, "We all have ideas about it. If I had my way, it would be a narrative story in a surreal fashion with as much money and special effects as we could throw at it...It's just talk right now." Thanks for the report to Blabbermouth.net.

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    Deacon Blues
    however long it takes them is fine with me as long as the music kicks ass. if a tool record came out in 2 months and it sucked; we would not be better off. if it takes 5 years, who cares. in todays music scene, it seems like waiting for new good music is just business as usual. i just wish they would play LA again, maybe at the house of blues. i know that would never ever happen, but it makes me tingle all over just thinking about it
    SkittleHunter18
    The reason it takes them so long is because the songs are so complex, they have to be perfect. There isn't 1 Tool song I dislike, and I'm sure the new album will be more than worth the wait.
    ReeseKillsHIV
    Slayer_Guy wrote: YESSS! I get the feeling 10,000 Days was a little bit weaker than lateralus (I'm not saying it wasn't an awesome record) hope when the new one comes out it'll be worth the wait
    I guess I'm weird, I think Lateralus is their worst album, and Undertow is their best. Anyways, I could see them putting one out sooner than later. Tool probably has so much material they have recorded, but have never used. Good thing they don't just shove a cd out the door every year. It ruins bands when they do that shit.
    nin_freak92
    Alex101 wrote: FFTLxx wrote: I Can't wait for their next album to come out. Me neither. 10,000 Days is an awesome record! I'm glad to hear that we don't have to wait another five years for their next one. Looks like they're trying to copy Nine Inch Nails... lol
    i agree, lol, seems that u most excite/please ur fans when u are very active between releases/touring/news, etc. like how Trent released With Teeth in '05 and then toured from that fall until the end of summer in '06 and then just recorded stuff he had already written and wrote vocals.....and boom, this year he released a live DVD, on both standard and hi-def formats, and Year Zero, and now i guess he's finally slowing down, lol. But ANYWAYS, off of NIN and to Tool.....can't wait 4 it!
    Guitar_Poet
    ToolBass_dude wrote: Lol. It's Tool. It'd be amazng if a new album came out soon, but i doubt it'll happen.
    i dont think itll be "soon" either... but possibly less than five years..... maybe four and a half? =P
    Mx023
    another album another tour, thank god for that, i missed this years tour and feared it would be the last. i wonder if the time off maynard and APC might do something, or if he'd work on his solo project a lil more
    MusicHead32
    I'm praying a new one comes within the next two years or so. I wasn't able to see them live for the 10 000 Days tour and I wanted to so badly. Besides, who could resist new Tool material?
    scarfacesuit
    finally. i love tool, but i'm freakin sick of their song "the pot". it's been on the radio for way too long, and it's getting really annoying now.
    Dr. Metal Head
    This could be good and bad. Tool have always done a great job on their albums, but they've taken a damn long time too. I wonder if going faster (which may be like 3-4 yrs) will produce just as good of an album as the last few have been.
    rockingleper
    great news. cant wait to see what they come up with, knowing tool im sure it will be great!
    Dead_End
    ha, tool's not the band to put out a new album within a few years of the last, but i gotta admit, its always worth the wait, they've never disappointed, and i cant believe they're actually coming to west virginia (with my luck it'll be a slipknot incident and they'll cancel for illness or something)
    dann_blood
    Love Tool, saw them in January and they said theyd see us same time next year. Stage performance, ****ing incredible. Love these guys. MORE TOOL!!!!!
    thycrusader
    a long ass tour? a new album sooner? a tool movie? there is no rest for thr worlds greatest band. =)
    thebigal
    Yep, 10,000 days was a massive let down. Thoie that rate it highly just becuase its from tool are one themselves. I love tool but really would like to see them release an awesome album with real tracks like undertow, or aenima
    jloydbassist
    Movie? People, the guys are joking. Again. I'm in Tool Army, and there's no mention of it. "If I had my way, it would be a narrative story in a surreal fashion with as much money and special effects as we could throw at it." Right. And anyway, Tool, take your time. As long as a band doesn't put out the usual pop/rap garbage, they can take as long as they want.
    Toaster Pastry
    I'd be pretty stoked if their new album came out in 3 years instead of 5. Too bad I missed them on this tour.
    Surrylic
    Scourge441 wrote: I'm seeing them on July 12 in Boston. g8erfan1 wrote: I thought I read on this site, before the tour began, that they were going to film/record shows for a dvd/cd release. Does anyone remember that? Anyway, ROCK ON TOOL!!!!! I don't remember that, but it would be freakin' awesome.
    I heard that I'm pretty sure, cause I remember being confused about the article regarding the band movie instead of a live cd/dvd release... But I don't remember any big details or anything. Lets hope they put out a music video/live show dvd!
    Dimebag-is-god
    if anyone is interested i have a spare ticket to see Tool in London on August 21st. let me know. tarka_doll@hotmail.com
    kbr
    Surrylic wrote: Scourge441 wrote: I'm seeing them on July 12 in Boston. g8erfan1 wrote: I thought I read on this site, before the tour began, that they were going to film/record shows for a dvd/cd release. Does anyone remember that? Anyway, ROCK ON TOOL!!!!! I don't remember that, but it would be freakin' awesome. I heard that I'm pretty sure, cause I remember being confused about the article regarding the band movie instead of a live cd/dvd release... But I don't remember any big details or anything. Lets hope they put out a music video/live show dvd!
    ive heard this also...and the last show i went to on this tour was in atlanta; i was on the right side floor level with the sound guy on the floor in the middle. i looked over to check out the sound setup and what not, when i realized there was a video camera hoisted about 15 feet in the air. went to 3 other shows this tour, and didnt see anything like that, but i also wasnt sitting where i was for the atlanta show. they may come out w/a dvd, i think it will be a while though.
    NightEmbers
    I figured maynard would go make another album with APC... I dont get it did APC break up or just on an extended HI-Aye-TIS
    deportivo
    mah apologies cagnius, it was more a comment than a flame, i'm actually a fan of tool. but yeah. sorry.
    mosh_rocker2006
    That's definitely some amazing news but hopefully they can still make a kick ass album without having it come out 5 years later
    shallowbay07
    just saw them live last nite no words can describe its like i died and went to heaven but they figured it wasnt my time, so they sent me back to the greatest place in the universe
    ToolRickHead
    Best news i've heard since the tool movie. :] Wierd that they havent even gotten a video out yet =/
    korn_dawg
    10,000 Days is an awesome record!
    It's not bad, but not awesome IMO. I mean, at least give us more than 7 songs the next time around (or more than 8, if you separate the 2 parts of Wings)
    hardrocker64
    you are lucky. I saw them acouple of weeks ago. Awesome show. I would be happy with a live DVD.
    Dwnelson226 wrote: I'm seein' 'em tonight in Cincy, as well!
    Scourge441
    I'm seeing them on July 12 in Boston.
    g8erfan1 wrote: I thought I read on this site, before the tour began, that they were going to film/record shows for a dvd/cd release. Does anyone remember that? Anyway, ROCK ON TOOL!!!!!
    I don't remember that, but it would be freakin' awesome.
    hehepupitre
    I can't wait for the album. 10,000 days was a little bit of a let down, hopefully they'll step it up on this one and make another record like Lateralus or Aenima.
    Alex101
    FFTLxx wrote: I Can't wait for their next album to come out.
    Me neither. 10,000 Days is an awesome record! I'm glad to hear that we don't have to wait another five years for their next one. Looks like they're trying to copy Nine Inch Nails... lol
    g8erfan1
    I thought I read on this site, before the tour began, that they were going to film/record shows for a dvd/cd release. Does anyone remember that? Anyway, ROCK ON TOOL!!!!!