As previously reported, TOOL are working on some NEW music. In typical TOOL fashion the band have been very mysterious about the status of their fifth studio album and have only been communicating with the outside world via their webmaster. Here is the latest update from the TOOL webmaster:
"The New Year started off on a bad note as far as writing and arranging sessions for Tool's next record. For the most part this was due to a 'minor' accident on a Vespa scooter (slick road conditions being the cause) by a certain band member that resulted in several broken ribs and a dislocated shoulder. Because of the physical nature of the musical instrument involved, 9 DAYS of jamming were lost, although I'm happy to report that the person involved is recovering nicely, so much so, in fact, that writing sessions resumed last Monday (January 21), despite it being a holiday for many.
"Coincidentally, a few days prior to the mishap on the scooter, another person involved with Tool also wound up in the hospital after crashing his Vespa in Hollywood. Although he suffered a head injury (as well as multiple cuts and bruises to his body), I'm quite certain that if you were to order an "Entaphiosis" Hoddie, you would receive an "Entaphiosis" Hoodie."
We are glad to hear that the members of TOOL are OK!
interview with the "Children Of Saturn" radio show (The Pulse Of Radio),
Danny Carey (TOOL drummer) offered a brief update on what is to be the
band's fifth studio album. Carey explained, "The TOOL thing is
happening. Me, Adam [Jones, guitar] and Justin [Chancellor, bass] are
banging away. Trying to get enough [material] to get Maynard [James
Keenan, vocals] in there, but there is no wine before it's time."
who has been busy with side projects A PERFECT CIRCLE and PUSCIFER —
not to mention his vineyards — explained in an interview last year how
TOOL's writing process worked, saying, "They write forever and then we
go in and knock it out. We're writing. We're writing vocals, but
- Undertow (1993)
- Ænima (1996)
- Lateralus (2001)
- 10,000 Days (2006)
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