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In a new interview with Furturo 88.9FM, Maynard James Keenan revealed that Tool will not release a new album this year, “No new disc. Not this year.” When the interviewer followed up asking if there are any plans for a new album, Maynard said, “I have not written any songs. So no, there is nothing.” Keep in mind these answers are translated, but Maynard’s quotes don’t seem too positive. The other three members of Tool have been working on the music for a new Tool album since last year, but Keenan has yet to join them and has had little to say about Tool in recent interviews. Tool’s last album 10,000 Days was released in 2006.

  • Andrei

    Huge bummer but can’t say I’m shocked, really.

  • Joshua

    FUCKING MAYNARD!! release that fucking TOOL album now!!!! Leave your other fucking projects like Puscifer or A Perfect Circle!!!!!!!

  • thefreewheelinMarkArm

    This is by far the worst news I’ve encountered this year. I was stoked for this year in music…
    We got:
    New AIC album coming and a US tour, Soundgarden US tour, Foo Fighters taking a hiatus (good news to me), new QOTSA and I’m assuming a US tour to follow, I heard from a credible source that Billy Corgan will STFU at least once per month, new Pearl Jam (maybe it’ll be their last, that’d be great news), new Mad Season material slated for release, new Puscifer (any Maynard is good Maynard), Atoms For Peace (with Thom Yorke and Flea), new Clutch, new Stone Sour, BLACK SABBATH (??!), AND NEW FUCKIN’ TOOL!

    Eventually the fans will get to you just like we all did with Soundgarden. I will throw a tantrum 10,000 Days long if I have to, you don’t even know right now.

  • thefreewheelinMarkArm

    Also, you look like a dumbass in this picture. Are you selling vacuums door-to-door or something? Can it suck hard enough to pick up a 7lb bowling ball? Or is that just you?

  • mike

    C’mon Maynard I hope you’re just messing with our heads. Without Tool the world just wouldn’t be the same.There are very few good bands around these days so ddon’t quit on us now. Music is so faggy and poser now. Maynard we love TOOL!!! Lets do this

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  • david

    fuck you maynard , go to hell.

  • Pingfah

    Bit of an overreaction, he doesn’t owe you an album you know.

  • Joe

    @ thefreewheelinMarkArm

    Man, you made me laugh so hard with the comment about Maynard clothing.

  • Tastes Grungey

    At least we now know for sure instead of hopelessly waiting. With Tool, the quality of music is going to be worth the long wait.

  • Erik

    Whoa whoa whoa…!
    Everyone just relax for god’s sake. First of all this was a foreign language translation. Secondly, Maynard’s track record has ALWAYS been to throw off the scent, reveal nothing, give nothing away until it is actually time… The other members are hard at work, have been a long time, them and those closest to the band say “a new album this year”.

    Remember too that Maynard writes no music, only lyrics. Maybe he has not developed any Tool lyrics YET, but 2013 is still very early, it is only February… just relax and have a bit of faith here. I BEG YOU ALL…

  • Dennis

    I hope he is saying this to shut everyone up about it, but I’m sure it is true. This is definitely not the news I wanted on a Monday morning.

  • Rodrigo

    FUCK YOU MAYNARD, go FUCK yourself, with your FUCKING WINES

  • bmb

    I bet if people stop asking about the new Tool album, he might bite. But right now with the new Puscifer coming out, if anyone interviews him of course this would be the typical reaction if they mutter the word “tool”.

    People. Yes it’s been a long ass time but the whole “when is the new tool album coming?/fuck you maynard/stop with the Puscifer/wine” nonsense will not make him get Tool going sooner.

    Like a spoiled brat, if you ignore it long enough, it’s gonna want to know why and try to get your attention again.

    my 2.3 cents.

  • Deviate

    Alright, fine. So just release it without him then and call it something else. I don’t care. I want new music from Adam, Justin, and Danny. Period.

    If MJK is uninterested in music these days, that’s ok. But don’t hold up the other guys because of your lack of interest.

  • Shadow on the Sun

    Fuck me!!!!!

    Terrible news. Sadly, this points more to the direction i’ve been thinking for awhile….Maynard just doesn’t have the same interest or passion for Tool anymore. If this album ever gets completed, i believe it will be the last one.

  • johnatan

    its total shit.. it’s coming (hope so) :D

    new puscifer song for you concerns

  • Cobainsweater

    This shouldn’t surprise anybody. It’s been seven years since 10KD and he still hasn’t written anything Tool-wise. Probably won’t see a new Tool record until 2016.

    Tool are a top-notch band but I can’t really rally behind an entity that takes forever to release new music. They’re just kind of out there, floating around in the stratosphere to me. When they release new music, I eventually check it out. But I don’t sit on pins and needles waiting it out year after year like a lot of their fans do.

  • Ryan

    A lot of the same people complaining about the delay will also be the ones posting that the (eventual) new tool cd “doesn’t sound like Tool” or isn’t “enough like opiate/aenema/lateralus”. Hard to make anybody happy sometimes. That being said, I do hope for something by ’14 … But no point in dwelling on it too much

  • http://dlm_hhgttu Blownupworld

    If this is true, then the band needs to dump this jackoff & get a frontman that wants to make some music.

  • Shadows Collide with People

    I wish everybody would just calm down. Maynard is a very reclusive and private guy to begin with, so it is no surprise to me at all that he seems to be very reluctant when it comes to discussing any new Tool recordings. I am quite sure he is very busy with having to run a couple vineyards as well as trying to juggle three bands in the process. We tend to forget that the artists we all love so much have lives outside of music that sometimes takes over for a while. I would just give Maynard some more time. I think he will still make another album or two with Tool before maybe calling it a day. Good things come to those who wait.

  • Maynards left gonad

    I’m leaving this guy, sick of soft cock interviews and crap wine where’s Lance Armstrong he could use me!!!!!!

  • david

    nothing happen dudes, no problem , we got a new song of puscifer jajajja, go to hell maynard fucking asshole

  • Maynards right gonad

    if the lefts leaving I out too, going to find someone that rocks,might join biebers balls if they have dropped yet. At least he puts out new material

  • Maynards bow tie

    Get me off this dickhead!!!!!!!

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  • NiceNcleaN

    Shadows Collide with People LMAO he is an actor. You never met him in person have you? He has told me that he loves fucking up peoples ideas, dipshits is the real word he used. Have to love how he plays you all. Go Maynard keep them all guessing.

  • Maynards bow tie

    Nicenclean I didn’t think a personal arse wiper was to speak to their boss?

  • Smells Like Infinite Sadness

    Tool has been around since the early 90’s and have only released 5 albums. They’ve always been slow as hell. But hey My Bloody Valentine just released their first new album in 21 years so anything can happen this year!