It’s been a pretty busy week, partially for reasons I’m sure you’re all aware of, so the latest Tool Newsletter has slipped my mind.  The good news is that we’re getting them again, the not so good news is that it’s likely the kind of newsletter that some of you here will dislike and lament the return of Blair.  It has a short Tool update, and then focuses on a recent trip to Area 51:

Knowing that what most of you are interested in is the progress of the recording sessions; I recently asked a couple of band members about any updates.  So far, I haven’t received any replies, which I blame on the FIFA World Cup.  However, from an earlier conversation that I had with Justin, I take it that everything is hunky-dory.  There haven’t been any more Altar fires, attacks by electronics munching tawny Crazy Ants or peculiar noises emanating from the new recording console.  The studio has been properly banished with prescribed formulas and the uranium glass serving bowl has been filled with fiery Snickers.  Without a black scrying mirror named “Almuchefi”, I don’t have any time-tables (although in my March, 2017 newsletter, I gave a pretty damn good guess as to when the tracking would start… wouldn’t you say?).  Should I hear back from someone, I will include anything deemed newsworthy in an addendum.

So, with that in mind, does anyone want to hear about my recent trip to America’s most famous secret base? (Now that it’s practically in my back yard.)  Okay… there’s one curious fellow wearing a “I WANT TO BELIEVE” tee-shirt that I see in my mind’s eye.  Because it was a new moon (well, almost), a few of us went out to the perimeter to gaze at the stars and anything else of interest.

So there you go.  The best update I can give you from the studio is that Adam seems well and truly progressing on recording his parts.  Once he’s done, we can only assume Maynard we start recording his vocals once finished touring with A Perfect Circle (still in Europe at time of writing).