New Tool Album Delayed By Alcohol For Sad Reason


The new Tool album Fear Inoculum was delayed for many reasons, including the instrumentalists taking way too long writing material, legal issues, and band tension. A Tool member even recently revealed why they rejected touring. While Maynard James Keenan wasn’t to blame for the music writing taking so long, his winemaking did make recording his vocals take a bit longer, as producer Joe Barresi had to fly to Arizona to get Keenan to record vocals for a couple hours at a time while he was harvesting wine. Sadly, Tool’s four members weren’t in a room together as vocals were recorded.

“It was during [wine] harvest,” Keenan told Tone Deaf. “I would spend time on the forklift, do some inoculating, do some wild ferments, whatever we were doing in the cellar while [Barresi and Mat Mitchell] gathered things together.

“Then I would come in and do about an hour of vocals, two hours of vocals, and then they’d take a beat to organize it and comp [the takes] and figure out some of the better takes. Then [we’d] listen back and go, ‘I can beat that, let’s beat that.’ Meanwhile I’m in the cellar working on the wines. That’s just logistically what it had to be. I didn’t have the luxury of time. So I made time.”

A Tool member recently used a disgusting word to take a shot at a bandmate. Ghostinthemachine commented on the Tool Reddit, “Interesting little note on one of Maynard’s quote and something I didn’t know- inoculation is a process in wine making. I’d have to imagine that if nothing else, his wine making influenced at least the name of the song/album?”

waffels responded, “There’s a 4 part series on YouTube where Revolver interviewed Maynard about his wine and stuff. He uses the word a few times during the interview, which took place a year ago. You could tell he likes the word when he would say it.”

25snakespourout also chimed in, “Inoculation can refer to a step in the process of making various kinds of fermented products eg: cheese etc. (seeding with bacteria/yeast).”

  • Kooler Than Jesus

    I have to admit that at least you are kind of creative with the bullshit headlines.

    • billy arrington

      I don’t think they’re creative at all. If anything it’s funny to me whoever signs the checks at alt nation obviously encourages blatantly lying to all us fools who give them clicks.

  • Vince

    I cant get behind a band that doesnt record together or have some kind of camaraderie in the studio. Tool displays such bad collective teamwork. Its good music but its corporate tool

  • cataphyll

    I feel bad about clicking on the links when these headlines pop up because I know it’s just going to encourage Google News to keep recommending them to me. But it’s also interesting to see how fast and loose Brett plays it with the truth, especially when it comes to something that doesn’t really matter.

  • Daniel r Hance

    More of Brett completely lying to everyone for clicks. You are literally the scourge of internet journalism

  • dbag2

    Fuck you Brett, you peace of shit human.

  • Gregory Keller

    Brett is the absolute worst journalist to ever put pen to paper. You purposely make the headline in a manner that is simply not true. Said it before, I’ll say it again…. not sure how this website even got on my feed bc i banned it but since we are here…. you need fired for dishonesty and lack of integrity. Do that, and I would bet a LEGION of folks just like me would read this site again. Back to google news without this asshole. For real Tool news, I recommend ANY OTHER FUCKING SITE ON THE PLANET BUT THIS ONE.

  • Justin Meredith

    Alt Nation sux because of this type of “article”. Over and over I fall for it. You got a click! yeah. Not for long…

  • Fuck u r a piece of shit brett buchanan & alternative nation. Totally killing any essence of rock and roll that still exists in the mainstream

  • Moose

    fucking “journalists” these days…

  • Lee Hasselbeck

    You suck, Brett

  • Jordan Verley

    Fuck you Brett

  • Kyle Vallieres

    Whatever the case favorite word or not it’s just as good as any other tool song for sure

  • billy arrington

    “Tool reveals how alcohol delayed the album”. Damn man you’re so bad at it lol, why in the shit do you write stuff like this? I mean you know what you’re doing, but why do you do it?
    You’ll have to learn how to write real stories at some point, right? You can’t just copy and paste, and ride the fabricated story lines of dead musicians over and over and over again forever, right? I mean at some point there’s nothing left to “Reveal” about people that no longer live. And it’s pretty scummy to write BS articles just because you can’t do real journalistic work. But then again surely you don’t claim to be a journalist, that would just be silly.
    Can’t we just have something decent to read, instead of clicking just to shit on you?

  • Jeffrey Stull

    Misleading title. No?

  • Christine

    The title is absolute bullshit. Anyone who claims to be a Tool fan is well aware of Maynard’s wine making. “Sad reason”? Get some fucking culture, dude.

  • Alice Pimenova