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Maynard James Keenan Offers Latest Tool Non-Update Update


Vocalist Maynard James Keenan is the latest member of Tool to offer an update that basically amounts to “The new album is being worked on but we don’t know when it’ll actually be ready.” Says Keenan…

I’ve been making regular trips to LA to check on the writing progress of my Tool brethren. Things a progressing nicely. Slowly, but definitely progressing. Nothing is recorded yet, but the guys are confident that the pieces are coming together swimmingly and will be ready for me to begin writing melodies and content ‘soon’. I’m as anxious to get this album completed as everyone else. But as history will show, you can’t rush these gents. Patience is Gold in this Sound Mine. In the meantime, as always, other things are simultaneously occurring. Life is too short not to create something with every breath we draw.

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Uh, okay. So that’s exciting. And by “exciting,” I mean “frustrating.” I’m sure this message was designed to make us all feel better after the allegedly-in-the-studio-but-not-really incident from a couple of weeks back, but it doesn’t really do that.

I wonder if the dudes in Tool realize how fucking good this album is gonna have to be at this point to live up to expectations? If half the tracks are ambient noise like they were on 10,000 Days, Tool fans may actually take to the streets and riot.

[via Metal Insider]

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