Maynard James Keenan Calls Out Tool Bandmates Onstage For New Album Delays


Tool performed at Northern Invasion over the weekend, and the band performed “Sober” live for the first time since 2014. Maynard James Keenan also called out his bandmates Danny Carey, Adam Jones, and Justin Chancellor onstage to finish recording their parts for the band’s 12 years in the making new album so he can record his parts and finally finish it.

“I’m afraid of bananas, and other forms of fruit, because eventually you wonderful people are going to run out of fucking patience. So I beg you Danny, Adam, and Justin, please finish your parts so I can finish mine.”

Tool’s new album has become the Chinese Democracy of the alternative rock world. Guns N’ Roses’ Chinese Democracy was in the works for nearly 15 years by the time it came out in 2008.

Keenan had a busy weekend at Northern Invasion, performing with A Perfect Circle on Saturday, who put out their long waited new album Eat the Elephant last month.

The Grudge
Schism (extended)
Forty-Six & 2
Stinkfist (Extended)

Watch video highlights below. Maynard’s comments to his bandmates is at the beginning of the video, “Sober” is around 3:50 in.

  • Corndog

    Did he not say recently that he was finished?

    • Gumption24


      • Corndog

        Then why is he asking them to hurry up so he can finish if he already has?

        • Joel Clark

          Maynard is his name and trolling is his game.

          • Corndog

            So was he trolling the band here or was he trolling the public when he said he’d already finished?

          • Joel Clark

            I am pretty well convinced that the entire band is trolling each other in order to ultimately troll the fans. They are on another artistic plane from the rest of us…we just don’t get the jokes.