Tool plays April Fool's prank on fans, shares "new music," and photos from inside the studio
After confirming the release of their album within the year, Tool has now supplied its fan army with more photos of recording sessions for the much awaited upcoming album.
As if the Tool fan army was not tortured enough already, Tool mercilessly had some fun at the expense of their now-forever-waiting fans on April Fool’s Day on Sunday. For the second year in the row, Maynard James Keenan cracked a joke about bringing in Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Chickenfoot lead singer Sammy Hagar to assist in their new album’s recording process.
Tool's new album has been delayed for almost a decade and has gone from one of the most anticipated projects to a full-blown meme on the internet for delayed ejaculation. Last year, frontman Manard James Keenan poked fun at the whole scenario by tweeting that the band “has enlisted the help of Sammy Hagar to temporarily replace him as the vocalist for the slow-moving internationally recognized rock monster truck, Tool.”
In another cheeky Facebook post, Tool posted a screen grab of a video of the band inside the studio (as it was a screen grab, there was nothing actually to play).
But this year, things are a bit more serious because earlier this month, in all seriousness, the band confirmed, via a lengthy and excited Facebook post that it will indeed finally release the new album this year, over eleven years after their last album, 2006's highly acclaimed '10,000 Days'.
So the band did offer a few actual looks of the band recording their long-awaited new studio album. The band’s website shared seven in-studio photos, including images of drummer Danny Carey, guitarist Adam Jones, and bassist Justin Chancellor tracking music. Here are some of the images. For more, visit Tool's official website.
More in-studio footage came from guitarist Adam Jones’ own April Fool’s joke. "Ok, Here’s a new #Tool song* Just recording the Drums w guitar & bass scratch tracks. Don’t judge the sound – it’s not mixed yet,” Jones wrote of the video posted to his Instagram page.
While the "song*" with a suffixed asterisk amounted to just a single guitar riff, the video did offer a pretty extensive look at the band’s studio setup and recording process.