Maynard James Keenan Mocks ‘Whining’ Fans, Done With New Tool Album


Tool singer Maynard James Keenan has announced that he’s done recording vocals for the band’s new album, mocking people who are ‘whining.’

“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”

Fans on Tool’s Reddit page have pointed out there is now a Spotify profile for Tool, but there is no music in it. Spotify recently tweeted that they hope to see Tool on Spotify in the future. Tool joining streaming giants like Spotify and Apple Music will represent a huge step towards the release of their new album in 2019, as the band have discussed working on getting their music streaming, as they have been one of the last major holdouts.

UD_Ramirez posted:

“I played a few local mp3 files on my pc using Spotify and they have become available on my phone now.

I’m not 100% sure but it seems you can ‘enable’ playback by proving you have legal copies on a device connected to your account?”

seasonsinthesky commented:

“Spotify uses your local network to stream your files that aren’t in the database. If you then download them in the app on other devices, you can listen whenever. There’s nothing ‘unlocked’ from the database itself.”

UD_Ramirez also commented:

“Some clarification: The Playlist ‘Maynard James Keenan’ has Tool songs that are greyed out. Even though I was nowhere near my pc and it was turned off, I could play them. I’ll see if I can replicate later this week.”

SpotifyCares tweeted to a fan on December 19th, “Hey Abigail. We’d love to have Tool on Spotify! Hopefully we will in the future.”

In a recently surfaced live Q&A from last year, Tool bassist Justin Chancellor reveals that he rejects a new song idea as being ‘not that good’ if he wakes up in the morning and forgets it. Alternative Nation transcribed his comments.

“I get ideas all the time, you know after when I’m just walking around outside and the most important thing is if you think it’s great to remember it the next day you know, especially if it’s in a weird time signature it’s like you either have to, you gotta rush home and find a way of tapping it out and getting it or record it on your phone, but I find it much cooler if you embed it in your brain before you go to sleep. That’s always the key with me. If it’s gone in the morning, it’s gone. It’s not that good. You know what I mean?”

Chancellor said he doesn’t like listening to other music when recording.

“Well I think we talked about what some of our music we listen to is, but for me personally, when we’re recording an album and when we’re writing leading up to recording it, I’m just listening to that music, just listening over and over again to the tracks.”