Calm Down, Tool Fans: Maynard Hasn’t Been Replaced by Sammy Hagar

Parts of the Internet lost its collective shit over the weekend when word began to spread that Tool, tired of waiting for Maynard James Keenan to come up with lyrics for the new album, replaced him with Sammy Hagar.

Calm down, people. Look at the calendar. Tool is famous for their April Fool’s jokes. Stand down from Defcon 1.


Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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