Despite drummer Danny Carey and guitarist Adam Jones’ attempts to assure fans that the new Tool album will finally arrive this year, Maynard James Keenan continues to throw water on them, claiming a release date is horseshit while providing A Perfect Circle updates instead.
— Maynard J Keenan (@mjkeenan) January 29, 2018
Nothing. Is. Tracked.
— Maynard J Keenan (@mjkeenan) January 30, 2018
Not. Coming out this summer. Not.
— Maynard J Keenan (@mjkeenan) January 24, 2018
We aren’t sure who to believe in at this point, however, not only did members invite Tom Morello to hear new songs, they also invited Behemoth’s Nergal along with Morgan Ågren (Mats/Morgan Band, Kaipa) and Paul De Maio (Entertain the Beast) to watch them rehearse in their studio.
Ågren shared the following:
“Amazing day… got invited to see TOOL rehearse in their studio. Sat on a chair just a few feet in front of Danny’s drums, with Adam Jones on my right and Justin Chancellor on my left. Just before they started to rehearse, Andy turns over to me and says ”you have to imagine what this will sound like with vocals later” and then they were off, and it sounded so great!! Hypnotic stuff!! They played 5-6 songs from their upcoming album that the whole TOOL community have been waiting for a long time now. Big honor to be invited there at all. Supernice guys as well. After this we went to see Meshuggah in Hollywood, who did an amazing concert, totally ripping. And the same morning before all this, we passed by Steve Vai’s studio to give him some Ehrlund microphones to try out. What a day… Back to Sweden now. Thank you universe”
“I was privileged to witness @toolbandfanpage rehearsing today… lucky me I’ll say hm?😉 Well, yes, lucky me. It was splendid experience to see this visionary band perform in the same room. THANK U Justin for invitation… it was pretty fuckin’ inspiriting and unworldly!!!🤜🤘🖤”