Tool: No New Album Plans

Following Tool's tour last summer, rumors of a new album have been rife.

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Following Tool's tour last summer, rumors of a new album have been rife. Fans shouldn't get their hopes up, though, since frontman Maynard James Keenan tells Noisecreep that he's too busy right now - what with Puscifer hitting the road and his Arizona winery, Merkin Vineyards, at all systems go.

Still, there's some good news: Keenan doesn't totally discount more activity from the iconic mathy metal band. "It's hard to say," Keenan tells Noisecreep. "I don't know if I can right now. I am on the operating table and I'm breaching, I'm having a baby. The idea of making another baby right now is not appealing," he says metaphorically, if not a little dramatically, of recording a new album.

More pressing, it seems, is Keenan's desire to promote a grassroots lifestyle. That's one of the reasons he made his mockumentary, "Blood Into Wine," which documents Keenan's efforts as a wine producer.

"Why make this film? I think it's really important for people to understand that you can start something in your backyard, and it doesn't have to be something that takes over the world." Standard ideals of consumer and commuter culture clearly don't sit with Keenan. "I can walk to my winery from my kitchen. That's the way things used to be, when you made your living in your home." But he isn't the average rock star with a jones to save the environment. "The idea of saving the environment with a Prius doesn't quite do it," he scoffs.

Another of Keenan's ventures is a food market specializing in organically grown local produce, which he opened near his rural estate in Arizona. "You have a lot of buzz words flying around like sustainability, local and organic. It looks good on a sticker in a grocery store, but the actual practices of growing those things seems to erase political lines, social lines. When you meet the farmer who is struggling, then you don't really care who he voted for, honestly. You want to help him to grow the crop."

Thanks for the report to Noisecreep.com.

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    C1osur3
    xNoL3AFCLov3R wrote: valdean wrote: I can't find any word in the article supporting the statement that it will come out in 2011. He actually said to not get hopes up, and that he doesn't feel like making another album right now. So what's up with the misleading title? What misleading title? it clearly says " no new album plans "
    That's only because the headline used to read 'Tool: Now new album plans until 2011.' It seems UG attempted to be sneaky, little bastards by subtly switching the title over. Way to be discreet. These idiots should take responsibility for misinformation.
    xNoL3AFCLov3R
    valdean wrote: I can't find any word in the article supporting the statement that it will come out in 2011. He actually said to not get hopes up, and that he doesn't feel like making another album right now. So what's up with the misleading title?
    What misleading title? it clearly says " no new album plans "
    Sam Wotrey
    We may not get any Tool but we can have some wine! Because that's what Maynard's fans want! WIIIIINE!
    Draconis93
    A new album from Tool would be pretty awesome, but I don't really see one coming out anytime soon.
    gosuhaxbuild
    gosuhaxbuild wrote: People who are unsure about the release date of another Tool album should check out this month's newsletter at toolband.com.
    My mistake, it's actually the February newsletter, there isn't one for March yet.
    gosuhaxbuild
    People who are unsure about the release date of another Tool album should check out this month's newsletter at toolband.com. Blair hints that "the process has begun in earnest". What exactly he means by this is unclear, however he did imply that the band members as well as Blake had gotten together at Danny Carey's house. I can't wait for new Tool.
    Patstrument
    Avedas wrote: Why are there so many angry children in this thread?
    Cuz many aggravated children like Tool.
    Avedas
    10,000 Days was great. Title was misleading but I pretty much expected it anyways. Why are there so many angry children in this thread?
    strat0blaster
    No big shocker here. Tool always takes upwards of five years to do an album. 10,000 days was pretty pompous and overblown for a record, even for a Tool record - I miss the days of Undertow and AEnima. If I'm honest, I'd rather listen to APC or Ashes Divide anyway.
    Tarsplitter
    C1osur3 wrote: That's only because the headline used to read 'Tool: Now new album plans until 2011.' It seems UG attempted to be sneaky, little bastards by subtly switching the title over. Way to be discreet. These idiots should take responsibility for misinformation.
    If you hate 'em so much. Go away. No one likes you.
    lateraluspiral
    been listening to tool again for the first time in years, really wish theyd release something i wish theyd become an EP band, between albums
    Scourge441
    icbm666 wrote: Tool is my favorite band, but I get impatient waiting for their new albums. Maynard needs to quit his stupid Puscifer project and get down to making some actual music. It would be better if he was with APC because they weren't that bad. Also, I don't want to hear people talkin about "oh they just take forever because they want their music to be its best" because its not true. If it was then 10,000 Days wouldn't have sucked like it did.
    10,000 Days was awesome. Checked.
    Apc3
    Have you guys forgotten about C.A.D. this is Maynard, before Tool.
    http: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=5l7YT9ARwpU
    kellen.dobmeier
    icbm666 wrote: Tool is my favorite band, but I get impatient waiting for their new albums. Maynard needs to quit his stupid Puscifer project and get down to making some actual music. It would be better if he was with APC because they weren't that bad. Also, I don't want to hear people talkin about "oh they just take forever because they want their music to be its best" because its not true. If it was then 10,000 Days wouldn't have sucked like it did.
    Puscifer is ten times more interesting than Tool has ever been and APC is just plain better than Tool.
    randyaintdead82
    Im sure maynard will immediately start working with Tool when Adam, Danny, and Justin are secure enough to present the songs to him, because those songs will be great. I dont think Maynard would pass up either. Yes he is in fact a very talented artist, and can do whatever he wants. But Tool is what made him successful. Thats his legacy. Hell have to go do it eventually. 2011 should be the right year to release an album then tour. Cant believe they didnt come to Mansfield on the summer tour....
    j-e-f-f-e-r-s
    icbm666 wrote: Tool is my favorite band, but I get impatient waiting for their new albums. Maynard needs to quit his stupid Puscifer project and get down to making some actual music. It would be better if he was with APC because they weren't that bad. Also, I don't want to hear people talkin about "oh they just take forever because they want their music to be its best" because its not true. If it was then 10,000 Days wouldn't have sucked like it did.
    Because your opinion is fact and not, y'know, another opinion. God forbid anyone should actually enjoy 10,000 Days, or even (hushed whisper) prefer it over Lateralus. Who the hell are you to tell Tool how long they should take? It's their band, they're making music for themselves, it's their call. As a wise man once said "Point that ****ing finger up your ass!"
    shhaannt
    adseason218 wrote: Oh well, we can't hear their new cd that sounds the goddamn same as every other song theyve written.
    fck tht
    adseason218
    Oh well, we can't hear their new cd that sounds the goddamn same as every other song theyve written.
    icbm666
    Tool is my favorite band, but I get impatient waiting for their new albums. Maynard needs to quit his stupid Puscifer project and get down to making some actual music. It would be better if he was with APC because they weren't that bad. Also, I don't want to hear people talkin about "oh they just take forever because they want their music to be its best" because its not true. If it was then 10,000 Days wouldn't have sucked like it did.
    John1138
    If anyone here has ever LISTENED to a TOOL album, it is not like you can just go in and 'do it.' These are complex pieces of art. 2011 would be about right. If anyone here could do as well as this band has (Including Myself) we would be doing it. Give it time.
    StringAssassin
    Was this a direct interview with Maynard or was it just some copy/paste shit from another website? If it's the latter it's probably true and we shouldn't expect anything new until 2012.
    OctoberWind
    I remember reading somewhere that Danny, Justin, and Adam write the music and then bring it to Maynard for lyrics and vocals. So work on an album could be underway.
    aephqan
    Even a li'l sign of their comeback is enourmously makin' my day... Thank you UG...
    sottpwn
    I am so worried that Tool will break up some time soon. I can really see it happening any day. I need to see them one last time. Please guys, just one more album and tour then you can go off and do what you like
    SuicidalFreak
    UG should get their facts straight. The title says there wouldn't be a new album until 2011, but no part of this article says that.
    kellen.dobmeier
    Meh. At least this way Keenan can concentrate on his superior and much more interesting bands (APC and Puscifer)
    Cheweroni
    well we know we are getting at least one more album, its part of their contract with their label.
    Scourge441
    A new Tool album in 2011 would be right on schedule. I just wish they would, y'know, actually decide when it's gonna happen. Checked.
    Tarsplitter
    im not mental wrote: i keep getting this eerie sense that they're going to break up sometime in the next 4 years... i hope it's just bad thoughts.
    I hope they will break up ASAP.
    im not mental
    i keep getting this eerie sense that they're going to break up sometime in the next 4 years... i hope it's just bad thoughts.
    alkalineweeman
    I'm more than happy to wait as long as it takes them to perfect the new material before a new release. Tool has always been a band worth waiting for and if its 2011 or beyond i'd put bets on it will be well worth it and stop bitching about the headline, it wouldn't be UG if the headline matched the article.
    JCLangiu
    Agreed.....nowhere does this even remotely mention an album release in 2011. In fact, the article more supports NO NEW ALBUM anytime soon. Disappointing.
    Sixx66FeetUnder
    Goddammit Maynard, PLEASE do SOMETHING with Tool, or even APC, I really don't care at this point. Even an EP would be nice.
    uk.mace
    So apparently it's gonna happen, but not according to the guys in the actual band... :/ Nice work news-team.
    lukkyluke
    wow the title got me excited then i realised that it doesnt actually say anywhere that this is happening way too go UG
    valdean
    I can't find any word in the article supporting the statement that it will come out in 2011. He actually said to not get hopes up, and that he doesn't feel like making another album right now. So what's up with the misleading title?