Justin was interviewed by Rolling StonesRobyn Doreian during the recent interview frenzy, and it’s just appeared on the shelves this month. Here’s a snippet:
“It’s never taken us this long,” he says. “If it’s not happening, then it’s just not happening. We will not put out something we are not satisfied with. We are a bit slower this time. We are older, we are different and our situations are different. We are just accepting of the fact that it’s going to take a lot more patience.”
He mentions it’s unlikely the album will be out in 2013. Justin also talks about maturing as a person, M.T.void and how he expects the coming tour to draw from old and newer material during a “sensory overload” spanning several hours. Over all a relatively short interview, but full of interesting snippets.
For those wanting a copy, I purchased mine for just over $5 via the Google Play store. Here’s a link, though I’m not sure if it will be available to non-Australians.
Finally! After what feels like years, Justin’s project M.T.void will be available for purchase via Toolband tomorrow:
HEADS UP! JUSTIN’s musical project (with PETER MOHAMED), “NOTHING’S MATTER” by MTVOID will be AVAILABLE FOR SALE in the STORE on TOOLBAND tomorrow (FEBRUARY 14). More details and a direct link once listed.
I’ll be purchasing – quite interested to see how this project pans out. Hopefully there’s vinyl!
Living on a round planet, it can be tricky when to know to wish people happy birthday. However now that most of the world is November the 19th or more, it’s time to wish Justin a happy 41st birthday. Justin will no doubt be spending the day swigging beers in a tractor while Chelsea play in the background.
To celebrate, here’s the bass track from Parabola as yanked out of Guitar Hero:
It’s hard to get answers these days about any kind of Tool related release, with The Pot videos, Volto! albums and M.T.void albums all on the horizon, it can be frustrating to hear about all these projects and then never know when they will see the light of day.
Luckily for us though we have an answer for one of these, with M.T.void today posting on Facebook an update on their album:
Justin is navigating the release himself We’re aiming at january. 2013 looks like Void year?
Great news that this is finally happening, perhaps not so good if you subscribe to the rumour that Tool will be recording in January.
Blair has published his October 2012 Tool Newsletter. His usual dense prose seems to largely cover Justin’s recent escapades in Houston, and not a whole bunch of Tool specific info (or any from my quick read).
Only thing of interest I can find for Tool fans is the line “By the way, whatever happened to your friends playing those big shows in South America in the Fall?” Good question. My sources have suggested that Tool were offered a range of tours this year (including Australia) but have knocked them all back in order to concentrate on the next album.
Finger crossed that Tool revisit the South American tour though, as I know there are a large number much neglected fans in the area.
According to Facebook, One White Onion, a band featuring Justin from Tool will make a rare appearance this weekend at the Gabriel and Mary Grace benefit show this week in Topanga. Tickets for this benefit are $75 and include food and drinks and goes to a good cause.
There will also be a silent auction on the night which includes:
a one week vacation rental in Baja, drumsticks signed by Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, a signed copy of The Secret, a Topanga Art Tile mosaic and much more…
If you’re in Topanga this weekend, and have some cash floating around that hasn’t already been spent on Tool or Puscifer tickets, then there would be much worse ways to spend it…
These Boots Are Made For Walkin’ – Nancy Sinatra (Carol Kaye)
In The Midnight Hour – Wilson Pickett (Donald ‘Duck’ Dunn)
Make It Funky – James Brown (Fred Thomas)
Some excellent basslines there. I’m sure #1 will cause lots angst amongst you readers, so lets get it out in the open.
Tool feature in the next poll, which happens to be Rolling Stone’s readers Top 10 Metal Bands of All Time. While I’m not sure Tool are a metal band strictly speaking, they managed to take the 10th position:
Dream Theatre must have a lot of Rolling Stone reading fans, but at least RS readers have the good taste not to include Slipknot.