Update: Tool’s new album isn’t finished yet

on March 06, 2014, 10:10pm

Update: And just like that, we’re back to square one. Jones says he was only kidding about the album’s impending release. In a statement to Rolling Stone, the band adds, “Last night, Adam Jones, in a private conversation with fans attending the Portland Tool concert, joked that the band’s new album was not only finished but coming out the next day,” says the statement. “Unfortunately, his off-the-cuff joke was taken out of context. Work on the forthcoming album is ongoing and as soon as it is done, trust me, we will be the first to let everyone know.”

Here’s a sentence eight years in the making: Tool have finished their new studio album.

According to Crave Online, guitarist Adam Jones has confirmed that the long-awaited follow-up to 2006’s 10,000 Days is “100% done” and should arrive later this year.

In an interview with Loudwire last summer, drummer Danny Carey insinuated that some outside forces were holding up the album’s release. “We could have the record finished by the end of the year – that’s a possibility, but the logistics of getting it manufactured and getting the record company in line and all this stuff, I doubt we’ll be able to get it out before Christmas. We’ll see how it goes. Most likely, it’ll be early 2014.”

Meanwhile, frontman Maynard James Keenan spoke about the band’s intricate recording process in an interview with Rolling Stone last November. “I don’t write the music. They write the music,” he said of his bandmates. “I wait for them to bring music to me. They tend to go back over and over stuff. It’s a long process. For a person like me, it can be a very tedious process.”

Keenan continued, “In some ways, they are bigger perfectionists. But you can only help support their talent so long. They don’t have to go through it 700 times. They can trust that first thought. But that’s their process, so you gotta let them do it.” And is that process happening? “I couldn’t tell you.”

Tool is currently touring the U.S., their first such jaunt in two years. Thus far, they’ve stuck to the greatest hits.


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April 11, 2014 at 10:28 am

Even if it takes another year for them to finish this album it will be worth it! Let them have the progress and produce their fantastic music. How many album released now adays keeps fascinate and inspire you for years and yers like Tool`s do??!

michelle riolo
March 13, 2014 at 12:05 am

you silly devils…

Phil Demers At Eagle
March 7, 2014 at 10:48 pm

Way to check your sources, people. You already had the damn thing stuck on a ‘most anticipated 2014′ list. LOL. Hacks.

March 7, 2014 at 3:29 pm

BREAKING: Tool officially denies the album is ready. Sorry guys

March 7, 2014 at 2:26 pm

This “Confirmation” was told to a fan at a VIP event and said fan put the news on the internet. Adam Jones hasn’t confirmed anything. This is second hand sourcing and leaving that information out is a disservice to readers.

March 7, 2014 at 2:03 pm

Adam Jones told some anonymous fan at a meet and greet, it must be true! The fact that CoS or any other site is posting this as “news” is exceedingly silly.

March 7, 2014 at 1:19 pm

I saw them last night in Portland Oregon, greatest experience,

March 7, 2014 at 1:07 pm

I hope it is true, given the previous

March 7, 2014 at 12:58 am

I love this day

Jon Toolshed
March 6, 2014 at 11:41 pm



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