Former NFL player Tom Crabtree recently tweeted out a poll asking fans if Tool would release a new album in 2018. 34% of fans said yes, while 66% said no. One fan sent a screenshot of the poll to Maynard James Keenan, who sarcastically quipped back, “Stfu.” Stfu is short for shut the fuck up.
Crabtree responded by praising A Perfect Circle’s new material.
“New APC is fantastic btw. Looking forward to new Tool this year! Like my tweet to confirm! 😉😉😉😉😉.”
See the funny Twitter exchange below, with Keenan’s latest expert trolling of his fanbase.
— Alan Gard (@CrossingGard) January 11, 2018
New APC is fantastic btw. Looking forward to new Tool this year! Like my tweet to confirm! 😉😉😉😉😉
— Tom Crabtree (@itsCrab) January 11, 2018
A Perfect Circle guitarist Billy Howerdel shared a major update on the new APC album in a new interview with Matt Pinfield (transcribed by Ultimate-Guitar):
“We are gonna be finished imminently. I’d say in the next several weeks we will be done with this record.
“But everything exponentially happened quicker and quicker towards the end. I think we’re just getting my studio back on from being on the road.
“My rig just got picked up from my house about an hour ago, it’s going down the studio in Hollywood, we’re gonna track some more stuff down there right now. So this record has been tracked in a lot of different studios around town.
“We are certainly past the half way point and I’d say Maynard’s probably further along than I am musically. At least with the finished tracks. The songs are there but there’s tidying up to do there on some stuff there.”
On the release date:
“Well, the second quarter is what we’ve always been on track to put this album.”