Maynard James Keenan Hits Back At Tool Fans Blaming Him For Album Delay

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Tool fans on Twitter recently said Maynard James Keenan was the reason that the band’s new album isn’t done yet, and he shot back with a clever tweet.

E.G.Mcnaughton tweeted, “Man, #JustinChancellor is a Fucking Beast!!! Man I can’t wait🎼🎶😎🎶🎼 But happiness comes to those who wait. Right? 😀 Soon…@Tool @AdamJones_tv @EvilJoeBarresi @mjkeenan @puscifer #DannyCarey @LYONNESSE9.”

David Sharp responded, “He’s amazing. @Tool is amazing. Looking forward to new stuff in 2019 from them…finally….hopefully 😬”

Derek W then tweeted, “shhhhhhhh…dont jinx it..😂😂🎸”

David Sharp tweeted back, “😂🤭oh I know. Sorry. However No more walking on eggshells… I heard they’re getting closer to finishing so it’s time to lay the vocals and hopefully get touring.”

Keenan responded, “Seriously? Still blaming me. #whileyouwerewhiningiwasworking.”

Keenan posted a couple of days ago, “Update- Final vocals tracked MONTHS ago. Then U.S.-UK-Euro run w #APC. If Tool all inst are tracked, long process of Mixing now. Meanwhile write/film/track w @puscifer for #puscifer2020 & troll the band FBs with wine posts. #funnyshit #whileyouwerewhiningiwasworking.”

Tool are expected to release their new album this year, the followup to 2006’s 10,000 Days. Maynard James Keenan released a new album with A Perfect Circle last year, Eat the Elephant, and toured in North America and Europe with A Perfect Circle to promote the album.

  • Joe Cogan

    “Long process of mixing now”? JFC, you’re not Def Leppard doing Hysteria, with ten thousand vocal overdubs on every chorus, you’re a three-piece band with one singer. If you can’t mix what you recorded in a week, you need to go back to square one and stop self-producing. Let someone else make the decisions for you, Hamlet.

    • Kyle ODonnell

      Cogan, wow you throw a cock rock name out there acting like you were there and sucked them off while they made music that was as talentless as your remark. Is that how you know what it takes to produce a album?

      • Joe Cogan

        Kyle, I see from your other remarks that you’re here specifically to be a jerk, so I won’t dignify you with a further reply than that observation.

        • Kyle ODonnell

          LOL yes. I’m sorry if I offended you. Just trying to stick up for the guy and have a laugh at the same time.

  • Issac Clark

    Their last couple albums sucked out loud. Maybe they can work on removing the suck out this album

    • Kyle ODonnell

      Maybe you can work on removing yourself from society. Your a lame.

      • Issac Clark

        Give me a fucking break Tool’s first three albums were good Undertow being the best of them. Everything since the third album CHUGGED