Maynard James Keenan deletes tweets about the new Tool album update and fans are disappointed
Tool fans have been eagerly waiting as it's been over 11 years since Tool's last album '10,000 Days' came out. Maynard James Keenan had recently posted on Twitter that 'words & melodies' were done for most of the album
Was it too good to be true? Can the Tool fan army be let down yet again? Is this really happening? Is everything a lie? Will we make first contact with aliens before Tool releases their new album? The speculations can go on, but the fact remains that Maynard James Keenan just broke the hearts of millions of fans as he just deleted his tweets from a few weeks ago in which he confirmed that 'words and melodies' were done on all songs except for one.
We at Meaww — who share the deepest sympathy with the fans — previously reported how Maynard seemed to be getting more and more positive regarding the release of the much awaited Tool album, which has been eagerly awaited for over 11 years now (Tool fans will break it down to the exact number of minutes). The Tool and A Perfect Circle frontman had tweeted just two weeks ago saying:
“Started getting music files from the boys w the word FINAL in the title a few months ago after 11 years of begging. That in theory means the tracks won’t change out from under me while I’m trying to write stories and melodies to them. In theory. Still waiting for the FINAL on 1.”
He also added:
“But way ahead. Words & Melodies 100% DONE on all but 1. Someday we’ll track them. Long way from the finish line, but at least we’re closer.”
Tool fans were ecstatic. It was the best news since the release of 2007’s ’10,000 Days’. It was finally about to happen. But then yesterday (Feb 28), much to everybody’s dismay, news broke that Maynard deleted the tweets, sending fans into a furor. A Reddit user was the first to point it out. "I doubt it means much, but I noticed Maynard deleted his tweet with the “big tool update “. Doubt it’s relevant but kinda intriguing”, the fan posted on the Tool subreddit. But that was enough to spark a huge outcry.
More anguish followed soon as the news spread. Check out some of the fan reactions below:
Maynard James Keenan has a way of getting into you, sliding beneath your flesh in a pervasive and cathartic blood letting like rumination.— Jesse (@SearatNybbas) February 28, 2018
One redditor even had a theory as to why Maynard even posted the original tweet with the update in the first place:
While another seemed to agree:
But all this might just be speculation and might not really be such a big deal. One Redditor rightly pointed out that while the tweets are indeed gone, the Facebook post is still intact. So this might just be fans getting paranoid after the exhaustion of waiting for a decade caught up! Another interesting thing to note is that Tool's guitarist Adam Jones also echoed Maynard's optimistic announcements from earlier and his Instagram post is still firmly in place:
~ Huge fun & honor performing all the new tunes for Guinea pigs Sebastian & #KingBuzz b4 the recording starts in March. Still instrumentals with Mjk in town working on killer lyrics. Exciting! --------------------------Repost from @sebastianbach @TopRankRepost #TopRankRepost How lucky am I? Spent yesterday getting my face melted by 3/4 of TOOL at the TOOL headquarters / rehearsal Studio. My very own private Tool show just missing the vocals! This is not just your average simple rock and roll music. This is progressive metal at its most atmospheric and right when you get into a groovy trance you get beat over the head with riffs so heavy it feels like a TOOL. Some tunes were so pummelling it felt like I was getting a deep tissue massage! in fact they could call the record that. No song was shorter than 7 minutes and some were 20 minutes long! Just my idea of how to spend the perfect day! Thank you so much to my great friend Adam Jones and Justin Chancellor on bass for your hospitality! Danny Carey you are one of the most talented drummers I have ever seen in my life and such a nice fun dude! You are all inspirations to me & thank you so much for the great preview! I can only Imagine what the Majestic vocals of Maynard James Keenan would sound like on top of this music. If it's as delicious as his wine is, then I am buying this record for sure! 🎛️🔈🍷cheers guys ! It was also great to see Buzz Osbourne the guitar player for The Melvins, who I last saw backstage in Seattle (I think) when we were drinking beers with Chris Cornell decades ago. Always good to see someone still doing great so many years down the line! #Melvins #Tool #MathRock #Rehearsal #rock #survivors
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