Maynard James Keenan gives update on much delayed new Tool album
"Started getting music files from the boys w the word FINAL in the title a few months ago after 11 years of begging," reveals Tool's frontman.
It has been over 11 years since the release of Tool’s last album 10,000 Days. It’s no secret that fans have been driven to the very edge over rumors of a comeback album for at least a couple of years now. The routine that surrounds these updates usually goes a little like this: someone from the band offers a promising update about how the album is close to being done, only to have Keenan temper our anticipation with a single burp!
But 2018 has seemed extremely promising as far as Tool's new album’s releases is concerned. In January, Keenan, who is also releasing an album with his side project A Perfect Circle confirmed that Tool will “definitely” be releasing the album this year. But there’s more good news.
Keenan has revealed that he finally received “music files from the boys with the word file in the title a few months ago after 11 years of begging,” and he’s since completed the lyrics and melodies for all but one song.
Keenan cautioned that the band has yet to track any of the material. There’s also a chance that his bandmates alter the music, which would further delay the process.
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 wont 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,— Maynard J Keenan (@mjkeenan) February 17, 2018
...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. Meanwhile new @aperfectcircle release on 4/20. #whileyouwerewhiningiwasworking #theresyourupdate #eattheelephant #aperfectcircle2018— Maynard J Keenan (@mjkeenan) February 17, 2018
"Long way from the finish line, but at least we’re closer,” the prog-rock virtuoso tweeted today (Feb 17). So if you’re a Tool fan, the tough part is over and you can stop holding your breath now!
Meanwhile, A Perfect Circle is all set to release their new album Eat the Elephant on April 20. It marks their first studio album in 14 years, following 2004’s eMOTIVe. It features their previously released singles The Doomed and Disillusioned.
Watch the official video to the single The Doomed below:
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