Maynard James Keenan Is ‘Hard’ At Work With Tool, Band Reveals What Is ‘Done’


Tool guitarist Adam Jones offered quite possibly the biggest update on Tool’s new album in the nearly 12 years since the release of 10,000 Days. He revealed that the music for the album is done, and that Maynard James Keenan is ‘coming in hard’ with lyrics.

Drummer Danny Carey told Overdrive in a recent interview that Tool’s new album would be out by May, though he admitted it may be wishful thinking.

“It’s all coming together really well. We’ll be hitting the studio again very soon and have a couple of gigs in May [Coachella Festival], so hopefully, we’ll have the album out before that. It’s wishful thinking at this point. I actually think I said that this time last year. [Laughs]

Asked if Tool have “a lot of material for the album,” Danny replied:

“Yes, there’s a lot of material that’s already done so, we’re looking to go into the studio pretty quickly here and off we go! Things are just rollin’ along. We don’t just hang about here in Hollywood, we are pretty much working all the time.”