Earlier this year, there was real optimism that we’d have a new Tool album before the snow flies. However, Tool being Tool, things are always taking longer than anyone expected.
According to someone who was at a meet-and-greet before a Tool show in Salt Lake City, Adam Jones says that the band is working in the studio three days a week and have enough material to fill two albums. However, only five of those songs “meet their Tool standard.” Oh, and Maynard hasn’t written a single word of lyrics. (Not surprising, given that he waits until about 90% of the music is complete.)
Another interesting tidbit from that event: Jones played some riffs for the new album for the assembled guests.
By the way, the last Tool album was released 10 years, five months and 29 days ago. Wanna bet we’ll hit at least 11 years before we get something?