Melvins’ Buzz Osborne Just Told Us More About the Next TOOL Album Than TOOL Have in 10 Years


Tool are pretty much useless when it comes to giving updates about their new album — which has now taken 10 years to make — unless your definition of useful includes whipping the Tool-loving public into a frenzy when Maynard so much as farts. Updates from the band are notoriously vague, and ramblings by their webmaster (itself an anachronism) are basically indecipherable. It’s all part of Tool’s ruse, intentionally so, and I guess there’s something to be said for that — it’s part of their mythos.

And then Buzz Osborne from Melvins comes along and opens his big yap and messes it all up. In the span of one sentence — in the middle of a quote about the Melvins’ album Stoner Witch, no less! — Osborne told TeamRock.com more about the next Tool album than anyone in the band has told us in literally ten years. Check it out:

Stoner Witch in particular was a lot of fun to make, and we really learnt a lot in the studio on that one. I think it was the longest time we ever spent in the studio actually; 19 days, which for us is a long time. Bands like Tool obviously spend about six months on their albums, and they’ve spent about ten years putting together the new one. And they haven’t even started recording yet, but Adam [Jones, Tool guitarist] told me the shortest song they’ve been working on is twelve minutes long. Anyway, Stoner Witch was great.

They haven’t started recording! A cold, hard fact! A disappointing one, but still!

The shortest song on the album will be twelve minute long! ANOTHER ACTUAL FACT!

Praise be jeebus, we learned two things about the next Tool record today! Three if you do can do math and calculate that a six month recording window (plus a buffer of 2-3 months the label will require to set up and market the album) means we won’t get another Tool record until 2017 at the earliest.

What a time to be alive. Thanks, Buzz! You’re welcome here at the MS Mansion anytime, as long as you’re not talking smack on Dave Grohl.

[via The PRP]

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