Tool React To Fans Demanding New Album To Heal World After Disasters


A Tool fan tweeted, “I don’t recall any year w/this much seismic activity (North/Central Americas) & major storms (Atlantic) in my lifetime. @mjkeenan ?????”

Another fan tweeted Maynard James Keenan, telling him that “finishing up that new Tool album can heal the world.”

Keenan dismissed these suggestions, stating: “That’s ridiculous.”

Maynard James Keenan discussed what he wants to accomplish with Tool and A Perfect Circle’s new albums, and his lyric writing process in the second part of Revolver’s web series, “The Art of Work.”

“If I’m accurate with the broad stokes and the sacred geometry of it, you’ll have some experience that applies to this story, but I don’t lay it all out,” Keenan says of the way puzzles inform his lyrics. “It’s not just all A, B, C, therefore D. It’s gonna be all over the map, it’s going to require you to be engaged in some way.”

He also said, “We’re not gonna beat you over the head with it, if you don’t want to get it, you don’t have to, you can just have some wine and food and move along. The songs, you can just tap your feet, jump up and down … No matter what the project – Puscifer, Perfect Circle, Tool – we’re trying to give you something that’s more than the sum of its parts.”