Maynard James Keenan Calls Out Huge Tool Lie, Reacts To New Album Being Played Without Him


Maynard James Keenan has reacted to news of Tool playing their new album (sans vocals) for Behemoth frontman Adam Nergal Darski, Paul Aemaio, and Morgan Agren.

A fan sent Maynard Paul Aemaio’s review of the album, where he stated, “Yes it is true… the new Tool record is done… (vocals still in progress) and the world is just not ready for this… beyond grateful to have just witnessed an almost full band performance of it with @nergal69 and @morganagren at The Loft. Really no words for this… now heading to really cap this Cali trip in style with @meshuggahband … ??”

Keenan appeared to think Aemaio was lying about the album’s music being done, as he wrote in response: “Nothing. Is. Tracked.”

Keenan has also hinted at A Perfect Circle finally announcing their new album next week. He recently tweeted, “Big news coming next week. @aperfectcircle #aperfectcircle2018.”

Behemoth frontman Adam Nergal Darski wrote about hearing Tool’s new album, “I was privileged to witness @toolbandfanpage rehaersing today… lucky me u’ll say hm?? Well, yes, lucky me. It was splendid experience to see this visionary band perform in the same room. THANK U Justin for invitation… it was pretty fuckin’ inspiriting and unworldly!!!???.”

Morgan Agren wrote on Instagram, “Amazing day… got invited to see TOOL rehearse in their studio. Sat on a chair just a few feet in front of Danny’s drums, with Adam Jones on my right and Justin Chancellor on my left. Just before they started to rehearse, Andy turns over to me and says ‘you have to imagine what this will sound like with vocals later’ and then they were off, and it sounded so great!! Hypnotic stuff!!

They played 5-6 songs from their upcoming album that the whole TOOL community have been waiting for a long time now. Big honor to be invited there at all. Supernice guys as well. After this we went to see Meshuggah in Hollywood, who did an amazing concert, totally ripping. And the same morning before all this, we passed by Steve Vai’s studio to give him some Ehrlund microphones to try out. What a day… Back to Sweden now. Thank you universe.”

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