MAYNARD JAMES KEENAN ADMITS THAT NEW TOOL & A PERFECT CIRCLE ALBUMS ARE IN THE WORKS

Published On February 13, 2013 | By Brett Buchanan | Featured

After giving some not very promising quotes in interviews regarding Tool’s new album, Maynard James Keenan was asked in a new interview with SPIN if an end was in sight for the new Tool and A Perfect Circle albums he’s working on, “No idea. 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.” He added, “Lots of noodles, just no dishes.”

Maynard also discussed Puscifer’s new EP Donkey Punch the Night and took a shot at SPIN magazine, “The idea of focusing on 15 tracks is daunting. It’s a lot of easier to focus on two ideas. That way, it’s not as daunting and you don’t have to cancel that trip to go see The Expendables 2. I know that was on the top of your list.”

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  • Dennis

    Headline got me excited…but nothing we did not know already.

  • Erik

    “No idea. 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.” He added, “Lots of noodles, just no dishes.”

    This quote is more applicable a new A Perfect Circle album. They’re in truth much further along on TOOL’s new album. Danny Carey as recently as a few weeks ago said the framework for 7 new songs have been worked out and they’re tackling the longest song on the album right now (such as a “Rosetta Stoned”, “Lateralus”, “Third Eye”, etc).

  • Tastes Grungey

    Maybe he’s pooping out a new album. Oh wait, that’s Pooscifer!

    ….yeah, I’ll see myself out.

  • paulonious

    this is about the same as talking to any member of Pearl Jam about the new album.

    Mike: the album is done. it should be out spring 2012!
    Jeff: I’m in 3 other bands right now, about half the record is done
    Stone: we’re going to get started on it soon. it should be out spring of 2014!
    Matt: My arms are about to fall off
    Boom: I think they got some kid from seattle to play keys for them
    Ed: YOUUUUUUUUK!

  • david

    no more talk, no more empty words, do the fuckin work and shut up

  • Craigory52

    Yeah…ok how many times have we heard that Tool was working on a new album….for a long while now let’s go.

  • ReverendMaynard

    Well Maynard has to give updates like this because people are constantly asking about the new album. We all know when the new album comes out whether it’s today, the summer, 2014 or 2020, it’s going to be badass

  • Joe the stretcher contaminatrich

    Except Pearl Jam has released 19 albums since 2006