Tool Working On New Album

Tool singer Maynard James Keenan says the band are busy writing their next album - but he's staying well out the way until the music is finished.

Tool Working On New Album
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Tool singer Maynard James Keenan confirmed the band are busy writing their next album - but he's staying well out the way until the music is finished. It continues their tradition of Keenan finishing the tracks with his vocal parts while the band crack on with their mathematical composition wizardry. "I'm allowing them their space to do what they do," he told The Pulse Of Radio. Keenan said he is writing potential lyrics to the album, but nothing is confirmed until he finally hears the music. Tool are famous for the long intervals between album releases, typically taking up to five years to complete each record. With 2011 drawing to a close, and their last album "10,000 Days" released five years ago in 2006, fans are wondering if the next album is nearing completion. Keenan, however, made sure to stifle these wishes. "Even if [the band] told me how close they are to being done, I couldn't tell you because if I say 60 percent people will start counting down," he said. "They write forever and then we go in and knock it all out." Tool fans will be sorry to hear that future tours will be shorter than they have come to expect. "Physically, I can't do it, so that's not gonna happen," Keenan said. "We will tour, but it won't be the old-school dog-and-pony show of eight months of beating yourself to death." He went on to say that he doesn't mind which of his high-profile projects get the songs he writes. "It doesn't really matter. No things are designated one way or the other, just whatever ends up coming up in the conversations with those musicians is what it ends up being." Meanwhile, his side project Puscifer sold 12,000 copies of its second album "Conditions Of My Parole" upon release last week, according to Blabbermouth. It entered the Billboard chart at number 27.

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    Vypor
    Absolutely cannot wait for the new Tool album. With every new Tool album that comes out, it seems there is a new chapter of inspiration in my musical abilities.
    duncang
    ne14t wrote: "Physically, I can't do it, so that's not gonna happen," Keenan said. "We will tour, but it won't be the old-school dog-and-pony show of eight months of beating yourself to death." I love Tool, A Perfect Circle and Puscifer; however if this is the case then dont bother with a tour, I dont want to get tricked into seeing a half ass show because your tired. We pay $100+ for a concert ticket to be fully entertained over a period of 3+ hours.
    What he's saying is that they're not physically capable of doing long tours anymore because the quality of the performance would suffer. I just hope when they come to the UK I'll be able to make it
    ShazbotBen
    ne14t wrote: "Physically, I can't do it, so that's not gonna happen," Keenan said. "We will tour, but it won't be the old-school dog-and-pony show of eight months of beating yourself to death." I love Tool, A Perfect Circle and Puscifer; however if this is the case then dont bother with a tour, I dont want to get tricked into seeing a half ass show because your tired. We pay $100+ for a concert ticket to be fully entertained over a period of 3+ hours.
    But the whole point of going on shorter tours is so that the individual shows do not suffer. They're getting older, and they've toured harder than most, so it makes sense. You'll still get more than what you pay for (and if you haven't seen them live yet, the only testimonial I can give is that it was utterly beautiful and one of the best moments of my life).
    TJM2482
    ne14t wrote: "Physically, I can't do it, so that's not gonna happen," Keenan said. "We will tour, but it won't be the old-school dog-and-pony show of eight months of beating yourself to death." I love Tool, A Perfect Circle and Puscifer; however if this is the case then dont bother with a tour, I dont want to get tricked into seeing a half ass show because your tired. We pay $100+ for a concert ticket to be fully entertained over a period of 3+ hours.
    Uh, I'm pretty sure doing less shows is to ensure that the quality remains high. That's the whole point.
    bitchfist
    Sladey wrote: For me, a new Rage album is more exciting. I've never really been into Tool that much. However, this new will certainly excite a lot of people on UG, and I'm not one to write a ranting message about a band I don't know enough about. I think I'm gonna buy one of their albums and give it a listen.
    For the love of god do it! Just do yourself a favor and get involved with tool. You can't go wrong with any of their albums, Undertow and Aenima are more rock oriented with less wierdness, Lateralus and 10,000 Days are a little out there but ****ing amazing. You really can't go wrong.
    Jasonbts
    sLiPtALLica wrote: Oh by the way, Rage Against the Machine is working on a new album too For me, a new Rage album is more exciting. I've never really been into Tool that much. However, this new will certainly excite a lot of people on UG, and I'm not one to write a ranting message about a band I don't know enough about. I think I'm gonna buy one of their albums and give it a listen. Yes. Tool can sound boring to some people who dont have any attention span but if you are able to open your mind they will change your life and the way you look at music. It sounds stupid but its true, man. Greatest band ever.
    Oh yes, show him the greatness of Tool by saying he's close minded. That'll work. I
    sLiPtALLica
    Oh by the way, Rage Against the Machine is working on a new album too For me, a new Rage album is more exciting. I've never really been into Tool that much. However, this new will certainly excite a lot of people on UG, and I'm not one to write a ranting message about a band I don't know enough about. I think I'm gonna buy one of their albums and give it a listen.
    Yes. Tool can sound boring to some people who dont have any attention span but if you are able to open your mind they will change your life and the way you look at music. It sounds stupid but its true, man. Greatest band ever.
    DemonicTurtle66
    Bademeister182 wrote: Ok, listen Tool, don't hire Lou Reed, just DON'T hire Lou Reed!
    Who are you to be the table you must have been out of your head.
    Sladey
    Oh by the way, Rage Against the Machine is working on a new album too
    For me, a new Rage album is more exciting. I've never really been into Tool that much. However, this new will certainly excite a lot of people on UG, and I'm not one to write a ranting message about a band I don't know enough about. I think I'm gonna buy one of their albums and give it a listen.
    Root Beer
    ne14t wrote: "Physically, I can't do it, so that's not gonna happen," Keenan said. "We will tour, but it won't be the old-school dog-and-pony show of eight months of beating yourself to death." I love Tool, A Perfect Circle and Puscifer; however if this is the case then dont bother with a tour, I dont want to get tricked into seeing a half ass show because your tired. We pay $100+ for a concert ticket to be fully entertained over a period of 3+ hours.
    That's why he's conserving his energy. So we DON'T get a half-assed show.
    copmypolop
    I love every ounce of TOOL news! I'm sure what ever they come up with will blow us away. Can't wait!
    KerNeL_KLuTcH
    Sladey wrote: Oh by the way, Rage Against the Machine is working on a new album too For me, a new Rage album is more exciting. I've never really been into Tool that much. However, this new will certainly excite a lot of people on UG, and I'm not one to write a ranting message about a band I don't know enough about. I think I'm gonna buy one of their albums and give it a listen.
    buy aenima it's there best album by far
    LambOfGod117
    With time comes perfection, all of they're albums are absolutely perfect... All hail Tool.
    Slaytan666
    DemonicTurtle66 wrote: Bademeister182 wrote: Ok, listen Tool, don't hire Lou Reed, just DON'T hire Lou Reed! Who are you to be the table you must have been out of your head.
    Well played. lol
    gitarist94
    THANK YOU FOR THIS GREAT NEWS! heck, 5 years are past, no rush now right. let them do what they do best!
    royalewcheese35
    wow looking forward to a new tool album. I like Tool and APC so I guess I need to get on youtube and hear some puscifer.
    MetalMike676
    Seeing Puscifer in two weeks, APC Skipped my city, but Tool always comes around. Can't wait!
    ne14t
    "Physically, I can't do it, so that's not gonna happen," Keenan said. "We will tour, but it won't be the old-school dog-and-pony show of eight months of beating yourself to death." I love Tool, A Perfect Circle and Puscifer; however if this is the case then dont bother with a tour, I dont want to get tricked into seeing a half ass show because your tired. We pay $100+ for a concert ticket to be fully entertained over a period of 3+ hours.
    Slivarito
    I like how Cynic's new album gets no coverage either... haha. But yes, excited for this!
    Jasonbts
    So I guess "Mike Portnoy has left Dream Theater" articles are being replaced by "New Tool Album" articles. I've already see a few of these on here.... Until something is solid and announced, please, no more. Oh by the way, Rage Against the Machine is working on a new album too XD
    strat0blaster
    New Tool album? Eh. I can't get pumped up after 10,000 Days, frankly. As a fan, I'll definitely check it out when it drops, but the days of holding my breath for a Tool cd are gone. I'd personally be more happy with a new APC outing. And this -
    We will tour, but it won't be the old-school dog-and-pony show of eight months of beating yourself to death."
    Eight months is an extensive, grueling tour now? Man, times have changed.
    seanstermc
    as soon as i saw maynard and the sentence "Tool releasing a new album" i just instantly clicked and read intently and liked, this shall be amazing, until this comes out ill have to settle with puscifer which is still good but nothing compares to tool
    Renegabe
    Finally! Hopefully Maynard doesn't debunk this as a rumor and insist that it's only an APC album. I wouldn't mind another APC record, but I'm incredibly anxious for another Tool record.
    JesseHdz1
    I'm actually more excited that it's rather than APC, always liked Tool's heavy sound
    cptkickazz
    Awesome! New album in 2012, will be the perfect soundtrack to watch it go right in and down. SUCK IT DOWN! FLUSH IT DOWN!
    sterlingsimmons
    YES! so excited for the new Tool album! Can't WAit!!! i also hope when they tour they come near Portland, Oregon. I wish i get to see them at least once live before they decide to stop touring very much anymore.
    ultimatelefty
    Conor360 wrote: THANK (insert four letter word here)
    THANK GODD?? xD Im excited for this new album really all I can say, with a couple of my favourite bands starting to work on a new album, or almost being done, I have a feeling 2012 is going to be a good year *fingers crossed*
    Powerpro
    Dont be pussy Maynard, im too old to tour screw that! Dave Mattews plays 100 shows a year for the past 20 years. The truth is Tool has enough money to only play the minimal amount of shows they have to. Love Tools music but its hrd to ignore their arrogance sometimes.
    InfernalFender
    The one album I've been waiting years for! Very excited to know they're currently working on it.