Tool Reveal If They’re Continuing Recording New Album After Tragedy


New photos have surfaced of Tool in the studio posted by producer Joe Barresi. You can view the photos below. These are the first photos to surface since Tool guitarist Adam Jones nearly lost his home in the Woolsey Fire in the Los Angeles area.

We previously reported that Tool guitarist Adam Jones announced that he and his family had evacuated from their Malibu home to escape the Woolsey Fire that is devastating the Los Angeles area. He said he was unsure if his home could be burned down, like Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst and Neil Young. Fortunately, Jones has shared a new video from a local news station showing that his home was not burned down.

Jones wrote, “#KTLA Helicopter footage of Malibu as of this morning* Korin & I were overjoyed to see that our home & property had indeed been saved ?? My neighbors said the fires ran behind from the highway to the ocean during Friday night & FD Ground & Air kicked total ass •Thank you?????? •

Many homes on the opposite side of the highway are damaged or gone ?

We are truly TRULY lucky.”

He had previously posted, “Thank you for all the concern love and support. *This is crazy & heartbreaking. God bless all those affected by these horrific wildfires. I hope our home survives. If not – it’s just “stuff” and I have my best friend Korin & our 2boys ???? safe & sound.”

Tool and The Smashing Pumpkins will perform at the Firenze Rocks festival in Florence Italy on June 13, 2019. This is the first Smashing Pumpkins show announced for 2019, and it will be part of Tool’s tour for their long awaited new album. Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan has a connection to Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha, as the two were bandmates in A Perfect Circle for years until Iha took a leave from APC earlier this year to rejoin the Pumpkins for a reunion tour and new album.

Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan and Tool guitarist Adam Jones are also the two biggest professional wrestling fans in alternative rock, so maybe we’ll see a NWA wrestling match? Tool and the Pumpkins also both have 3/4 of their original lineups, with different bass players taking over for Paul D’Amour and D’arcy Wretzky (Justin Chancellor and Jack Bates respectively).

Tool and The Smashing Pumpkins are headlining day 1 of the Firenze Rocks festival, while Ed Sheeran is headlining day 2, and The Cure are headlining day 4. You can buy tickets for day 1 on the Firenze Rocks website for € 63.25, € 74.75, and € 323.25. The Smashing Pumpkins only played two shows in Europe this year, it’s unclear if this will be part of a larger European tour, as Billy Corgan has proclaimed the Pumpkins will only play large shows from now on, and he said that there wasn’t promoter interest in ‘Shiny and Oh So Bright’ tour arena shows internationally in 2018.

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