Maynard James Keenan Reveals Surprising Reason Tool Haven’t Recorded New Music


Fans on Tool’s Reddit are reporting that Maynard James Keenan discussed Tool’s long awaited new album in a series of tweets to fans that he later deleted.

bijan33 wrote:

Saw on Maynard’s twitter couple hours ago he said that tool music “isn’t finished let alone recorded. “ and that “when it is done we will shout it from the mountain tops”. Responding to a fan being critical. Of course the guy proceeded to kiss Maynard’s ass after that lol.

Scoop_9 later wrote:

It was there. There were three or four tweets.

Edit: He mentioned something about 4 stubborn gents that are trying to finish the music, but it is painstaking due to ALL personalities and the perfection standard. He also mentioned that rehearsal demos have been performed. It WAS there about 12 hours ago.

Tool drummer Danny Carey was recently interviewed with his Legends of the Seagullmen bandmate Jimmy Hayward by Metal Injection, and he discussed the state of Tool and their new album

“Yeah, I mean not that Tool is like this dark, heavy thing. We’re still friends, but we are working. It’s always playing music with your friends, but you have different conversations with different people. It’s always a breath of fresh air to play with different people. And the more I do projects like this, the more my musical vocabulary increases. It all feeds off each other. It’s a positive thing.”

He later said, “Jimmy [Hayward] and I are Los Angeles boys, so it’s not difficult. I rehearse everyday pretty much with Tool, but that’s like one to four in the afternoon. It’s not that taxing because I’ve played professionally my whole life. It’s not a burden to play with different people. It’s what I have to do to keep my craft growing and keep getting better.”

He also stated, “I’m playing jazz with people and working on the Tool stuff. It’s all coming out soon. There’s always something to be working on. We’re really excited about this band though.”

Carey recently proclaimed that Tool would release their new album in 2018. Maynard James Keenan responded on Twitter by saying: “Burp.”