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New Album and Comic details from Guitar World

According to killyourstereo.com there is some further information to be garnished from the recent Guitar World interview:

It’s been coming along…great! [laughs] No, we’ve been on hiatus. I’m writing and [bassist] Justin [Canchellor]’s been writing, but [frontman] Maynard [James Keenan] has been working on his wine. We’ve all just been taking some time away from each other, which has been nice. I’ve also been working on producing some comics.

Not sure why Ganjalf didn’t mention this part the other day…

Officer Santoro speaks!

In an article I stumbled across today, Charlie Santoro (father of Tool collaborator Matthew) speaks about being featured in Adam’s X-Files comic, as well as seeing Tool gig:

Santoro picked up multiple copies of the comic books as they were released.  Framed pages of the comic book where “Officer Santoro” is featured are hung in his Linden Circle home.  Several of the comic books’ pages were pinned up around the Quincy police station where he works.

“It’s incredible.  I’ve been to two heavy metal concerts and I’m the kind of guy who listens to Jewel!” Santoro said.

A short but interesting article!

Adam Jones in Toronto?

Sianspheric sent me an email today telling me that a friend of his noticed the following in a press release regarding the Canadian Music Week festival on Toronto in March:

  • Adam Jones (Tool) / Saturday March 12 / Trinity St Paul’s / 7:00pm (A World premiere multimedia presentation) – Tickets on sale Friday, January 14 at 10am.

Your guess is as good as mine as to what it’s about.  Maybe a new side project, or the unveiling of a much speculated one?  Perhaps something to do with the Y Incision project, which coincidentally nxrm pointed out has had an update, including this vague statement:

Lastly, we are hoping to soon announce a music component to these packages that I am very excited about, but we have a few details to work out first. Trust me when I say, it’s huge and cool as fucking hell.

30 Days of Night – X-Files Issue 3

According to a recent post on Toolband, Issue 3 of Adam’s comic The X-Files vs 30 Days of Night should now be in stores.  Comic nerds get to it!

August Updates

Here’s a bunch of news updates and things I’ve picked up of the last month but haven’t quite been motivated enough to create a new post for.

In case you missed it, Justin Chancellor will be appearing on a couple of tracks on the new Intronaut album Valley of Smoke.  The album will be released on the 12th of October so Rodney tells me.  No word on what Justin plays on but on track can be streamed on their Myspace site.

The X-Files/30 Days of Night issue #2 should be, or is very close to released now, and a review if can be found here.

Aaron Harris from Isis got married last weekend.  Several Tool members were in attendance so I heard, and according to Blair one of the wedding presents was a Danny Carey Signature Drum!  Congratulations to Aaron and Alexandra!

Maynard has a short interview in the latest issue of Relix Magazine, where he is featured in the Parting Shots section.  I haven’t read it but apparently the interview is largely about wine and doesn’t feature any real music news.  Thanks to Rick for that.

Issue 2 of Adam’s comic revealed

A post on Toolband today reveals the cover for issue 2 of Adam’s 30 Days Of Night vs The X-Files comic:

I imagine it will hit stores soon!

Adam interviewed by Artist Direct

A new interview with Adam popped up today where he speaks with Rick Florino from Artist Direct.  He talks about his art, his involvement in the recent X-Files comic and the idea of there being a Tool movie:

If the Tool story were to be made into a movie, who would be the perfect director for it, other than yourself of course?
(Adam) Wow, if it was made for TV, it would probably be Roger Corman. If it was a feature movie, it would probably have to be that German director Rainer Werner Maria Fassbinder, and it’d have to be in German with subtitles [Laughs]. I’m being positive but my life in Tool is exactly like Spinal Tap meets a Shakespearian play.

So Spinal Tap meets Hamlet?
Exactly, but in a good way [Laughs]. I really love being in Tool. I love what we do and the result of everything. There’s a lot of dysfunction but, at the end of the day, it’s amazing.

Worth mentioning is that some of his art will be showing at the Alternative Press exhibition at the Merry Karnowsky Gallery in L.A, which opens on the 9th of July.  According to the interview the piece on display will be the sculpture used for the Peach cover.

Thanks to Sampson for the tip!

Adam’s Comic, Justin’s Side Project & Happy Birthday’s

Just yesterday I was reading an article about a new X Files comic which happens to be a crossover with the 30 Days of Night series.  Then this morning I had it pointed out to me by a couple of readers that Adam is actually involved in this.  No details on what exactly he’s contributed, but I’m sure we’ll find out soon enough.

Update: Looks like Adam is a co-writer, and some further details (including artwork which I presume isn’t Adam’s) can be found here.

There’s been talk of Justin being involved in a side project for a while now, and according to skum_fist this may be it.  The band in question is called M.T.void and would appear to be an experimental rock band.  More details and samples can be found there for those interested.

It seems as though I forgot to wish Maynard a happy birthday the other day, so here’s a belated one!  Today is also the birthday of everyone’s favorite lighting dude, as well as someone else pretty cool (no not Hitler).  Happy birthday Junior!

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