In news just at hand, it’s being reported on some sites that Adam has mentioned at VIP sessions that the album is 100% finished, and will be released later this year. From an article from Aussie site Crave Online:
At a pre-show VIP meet & greet in Portland, OR on Thursday afternoon on the band’s current tour, guitarist Adam Jones confirmed to our exclusive source that the alien-prog rock maestros’ new album is “100% done” and should arrive later this year. Aside from a mention of different time signatures than their previous work, there is no other information to report at the moment. The confirmation is certainly enough to get pulses racing, however.
Potentially very exciting news for impatient Tool fans, but let’s wait for something a little more official for now…
It appears Adam is a big fan of Clive Barker‘s work, and when Clive recently used Kickstarter to fund a new project of his, Adam was on hand to help out:
Adam is a collector of Clive’s work- and even better, an incredibly nice guy. He’s a rare blend of talent, brilliance, enthusiasm, and gentle insight, and hearing him talk about art reveals why his own success as an artist isn’t an accident.
Adam is a massive creative force himself, and in addition to his musical talents is a gifted artist in multiple mediums.
These tour posters were illustrated and designed by Adam, and to make them even more special they were autographed by all four band members.
And is if that wasn’t enough, Adam took some time yesterday to draw on each poster to make it something absolutely unique to this campaign to raise funds for archiving and sharing Clive’s inspirational artwork.
The four posters are available as single tiers on the Kickstarter project, each one having it’s own price starting at $700 with a special double poster going for $1500. At time of writing none of these have yet sold.
Adam posted a video on Instagram and Facebook this morning hinting at some kind of remix with King Buzzo:
King Buzz & jones remix while monitoring infrared oscillating robot cradle baby’ness #KingBuzzo #kingBuzz #BleedeR
It sounds like something Tool may have played around with between songs, and also has some ambient noise which may or may not be the sound of an audience. Is this part of the curveball? Some kind of Live DVD? Salival 2?
Adam posted an interesting video on Facebook today. It seems to show some form of 3D printing, and includes the caption “A hail stone storm ~ New Pre Production ~ thank you #Ultimaker3dPrinter“.
Not sure if this is in any way Tool related, but the video does seem to show the subject of the printing, and while it’s quite vague, it could well be the head of some type of figure. Perhaps Tool are looking at releasing some replica’s of character from their videos?
I guess we’ll have to wait and see if and when they get around to announcing this “curveball”…
According to a post on Facebook, Adam and Korin got married recently (presumably over the weekend) at a location in San Francisco. There aren’t really many details on the wedding, but here are a few photos taken by Travis Shinn (you’ll need a Facebook account to view those).
Original head that I sculpted 20yrs ago for our ‘Sober’ video. *We are talking about a possible anniversary limited run of this character..? #Tool #sober @barry_mccockener @puscifer #JustinChancellor
Could the curveball be some kind of Sober Re-issue? There’s been plenty of speculation that the curveball could be some kind of Salival type package containing HD versions of their videos. Perhaps a limited edition of this could also include a replica of the Sober character?
Adam posted a pic to Instagram earlier today that I didn’t think much of, but it turns out it is some kind of baby scan. Looks like Adam & Korin are expecting a baby on the 25th of December. Jesus Christ!
Looks like one of the pieces Adam shared recently on Instagram wasn’t for Tool, but for punk band Red Hare‘s album Nites of Midnight. I’ve never heard of Red Hare but they consist of Swiz members Jason Farrell (also of Bluetip and Retisonic), Shawn Brown (also of Dag Nasty and Jesus Eater), Dave Eight (Swiz and Bluetip), as well as Joe Gorelick (of Garden Variety, Retisonic, and Bluetip). Here’s a album:
The album should be available via Dischord on May 21.
There hasn’t been an announcement, but several Fourtheye readers have notified me that both Adam’s and Danny’s interview with Blair have been published. The one with Adam appears in the last newsletter on Toolband. It’s largely a reprint of what has already been talked about in other interviews.
Danny’s, found on his website, is a little more interesting, and he talks about his work on Opiate and hints at some of the esoteric meanings behind the release.