Tool Collaborating With Guns N’ Roses Member On New Album


Guns N’ Roses member Chris Pitman is working with Tool on their highly anticipated new album. Pitman tweeted a photo over the weekend with the caption, “Studio nite, tracking, #dannycarey #beatrazr #kentbrisley #toolband.”

Pitman played guitars/electronics/lead vocals in ZAUM with Danny Carey of Tool, and toured with Tool in the past. In 1996, he played synths on the song “Third Eye.” He contributed sound effects and sound mixing to the band Failure, who A Perfect Circle covered on 13th Step when they did “Nurse Who Loved Me.” Pitman also played in the band Replicants with Paul D’Amour, after Paul left Tool.

Pitman also played with Danny Carey, Paul D’amour, Gregg Edwards (Failure) and Brad Laner (Medicine) in the one-off experimental alternative band Lusk, who released one album in 1997, Free Mars, and then never did anything else together again.

A few days ago, keyboardist Chris Pitman, who is still officially a Guns N’ Roses member, hinted at leaving the band on Facebook:

“this is a nostalgia tour, please dont mention those who are there the last 20 fkg years.,,, oh god no! …(a money grab) FU”

Pitman tweeted last night: “I sincerely apologize to GNR,especially the band and crew,for stupid comments about upcoming tour, ..remember kids, dont drink n text!”

Wall Street Journal reporter Neil Shah is reporting that sources have told him that a new Izzy Stradlin Twitter account is indeed the legendary Guns N’ Roses guitarist. He tweeted, “Two sources tell me that @IzzyStradlin999 is real.” Further confirmation appears to have come just minutes ago, with Stradlin tweeting a new video of himself playing guitar, and also tweeting Alternative Nation.

The first tweet from the @IzzyStradlin999 account on February 22nd read:

“Izzy Stradlin fact.. At this point in time , I`ve no involvement in the upcoming April 2016 GNR shows.”

Watch the video Stradlin just tweeted of himself performing “Sunshine” by Jonathan Edwards below.

Stradlin has also tweeted Alternative Nation.