Tool and A Perfect Circle singer Maynard James Keenan revealed in a new Vice Munchies interview that he won’t tour from August 1st to October 15th because of his winemaking.
“I feel like we’re still ten years out of gaining people’s trust in what we’re doing here,” Keenan says of his wine. “Everyone is still convinced that I’m selling this off of Tool. They’re convinced somebody else is in the cellar doing it. I challenge you to find a tour date between August first and October 15th. Good luck.”
Tool members Adam Jones, Danny Carey, and Justin Chancellor discussed the new Tool album in a May 2018 live Q&A, and new quotes from it have now surfaced. Alternative Nation transcribed some of their quotes.
Danny Carey said, “Actually, when we did go in the studio recording this record I actually suggested to [producer Joe] Baressi that we maybe try out doing the 442 thing and he was horrified cause everything in the studio’s all calibrated to 440 and it would have been, I think it would have taken, it would have been a big commitment, be kind of a nightmare to do it.”
Justin Chancellor said regarding influences on the new album, “Well I think we talked about what some of our music we listen to is, but for me personally, when we’re recording an album and when we’re writing leading up to recording it, I’m just listening to that music, just listening over and over again to the tracks.”
Adam Jones also said about recording, “So what we do is, we record to tape and we bounce that warm analog sound to digital and mix it up.”
Tool will release their new album next year. They will play North American shows in the spring and tour Europe in the summer.