The new Tool album Fear Inoculum is set for release on August 30th, and Justin Chancellor has revealed that he may want it to be the band’s final album. Drummer Danny Carey has quipped in response, “What a c**t.” A Tool member defended Justin Bieber after a Maynard James Keenan insult yesterday.
Carey said about the wait for the band’s next album to Kerrang, “There hasn’t [been any discussions], but I don’t think there needs to because I’m not getting any younger.
“The drums need to be attacked in a certain manner for it to sound like Tool, so it’s going to have to happen much quicker on the next one. I hope we do another.”
“We signed a five-record deal that was based around CDs. It got to this point, where to accomplish the finality of releasing this record, we had to negotiate the whole digital domain. And we had already missed out on a huge facet of that as far as the download thing. It was a culture shock for us, but it’s necessary that has to be done if you want to reach people with your art.”
A Tool member recently flipped off Maynard James Keenan. He said about streaming, “I don’t mind the streaming thing. The one thing that’s disappointing to me is that it caters to that shorter attention span. I don’t think that leaves much room for people, like us, that want to release a bigger package of music that’s more like reading a book than listening to a commercial.
This was written and composed to be an album, an experience you can dig into for 80 to 90 minutes. But I don’t know how many people are left out there in the world willing to do that. When I was a kid I bought records and played them from beginning to end. That’s what I grew up on, so that’s what I’m still doing.”