Maynard James Keenan Reveals If New Tool Album Will Be Released This Summer


Tool singer/A Perfect Circle singer/Twitter troll Maynard James Keenan had some fun with a fan asking if Tool’s album will finally be released this summer.

A fan tweeted, “I just saw them in concert, they are most defiantly still a band. And the album is coming out this summer according to Danny Carey and Adam Jones. It’s been confirmed.”

Maynard James Trollnan responded, “Not. Coming out this summer. Not.”

Did he mean not coming out this summer? Or did he mean not in a psyche way, and reveal that it is coming out this summer? Time will tell.

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.”