Liquidmuse sent me an email this evening with a link to a new video posted by Stuart Copeland, which features a jam called A Little More Noise. Playing with Copeland (who is on guitar) is Danny and Neil Peart of Rush. A bunch of other guys join the track as well.
Looks like there may be a new side project in the works for Danny, with details emerging of a collaboration between him and Brent Hinds from Mastodon. It may also feature Dimitri Coats from punk band OFF!
There isn’t much more detail, but there is an interesting website which contains a couple of tracks you can download. A photo of Danny appears on the site, but there’s also a bunch of live shots, none of which I think have Danny in it (the drum kit layout doesn’t look right) so I’m not sure if this is an ongoing thing for Danny, or just a guest spot.
There’s also a photo of Danny and Brent from the Loft, which is a good one for you whiteboard enthusiasts:
I take a week away from the world, and not only do bushfires come pretty close to my house, but Tool post some kinda-news about the new album. In their New Years message via Blair, they say:
Here we are ostensibly in a new year, and with it comes a clean slate to fill with not previously known noteworthy accounts and reports related to the band, TOOL. Having just returned from their individual holiday obligations, the band members will soon be entrenched at the Loft, diligently (as opposed to shoddily) writing and arranging new music for a much anticipated forthcoming recording.
It seems to suggest that the band are finally hitting their straps, which implies we may see some end to the ongoing “where is the new album?” saga.
Some of you will also remember that Danny played with Primus on New Years Eve. Here’s a nice video of Danny & Tim Alexander drumming-off in the time honored tradition:
As hinted in the recent newletter, there appears to be a new addition coming to the Carey family? What what are they expecting? A deer? A wolf? A baby? A further delay in the Tool album? Congratulations (unless it’s the last one)!
I guess we’ll find out soon enough!
Seasons greetings from DANNY and RYNNE & TO BE NAMED LATER…
As promised, Danny and Blair had a chat on Rynne’s Children of Saturn show, discussing their trip to France as well as a small update on Tool. They also took a few questions from Facebook, one of which was from yours truly! Here’s a summary of the bits I imagine most of you are interested in:
Songwriting is progressing well, especially on the 20 minute epic they’ve mentioned numerous times. Danny mentioned that Justin in particular is quite happy with a recent version of the song. No mention of Maynard at all.
Adam didn’t go on his annual trip to the UK this November, which means that the band seem to have found some extra time to work together.
No tours or other distractions are on the cards
There are no plans for other Tool (non-album) releases or reissues at this stage, however Danny did suggest that the curveball was a video for Opiate that was presumably supposed to be part of that reissue. This may get a proper release soon
A working title for one of the new songs is Bouncing Arab.
Danny named Rosetta Stoned as the most difficult Tool song to play live.
Blair gave the hint “REAL2REEL” in regards to Problem 8. Danny mentioned that there may be such a thing, but didn’t go as far as to validate what Blair was talking about.
Danny talked about both Pigmy Love Circus and ZAUM and in particular the likelihood of either releasing something new. He didn’t discount the idea, nor are there any current plans.
That’s about it for now. Nothing to groundbreaking, but a good listen regardless. When a link for the full podcast becomes available I’ll try and remember to post it..
Danny is set to appear with Blair on the Children of Saturn radio show where, according the blurb below we may get an update on Tool songwriting:
DANNY TO BE A GUEST ON THE “CHILDREN OF SATURN” RADIO PROGRAM ON MONDAY NIGHT
DANNY and I will be Rynne’s guests on her “CHILDREN OF SATURN” internet RADIO program on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17 (6 PM – 8 PM PST). Among other topics involving the strange and unusual, we will be reminiscing about our adventures at Rennes-le-Chateau in the south of France that we somehow managed to survive back in the mid 1990s. We will also play some select tunes, and YES!, I will ask Danny (or ask Rynne to ask Danny) how things are proceeding with the writing of the next TOOL album.
TUNE IN TO “THE CHILDREN OF SATURN”
Should be an interesting show – Rynne normally plays some good tunes,so get on line for what should hopefully be a good Tool update.
Danny Carey has some new merchandise on his website, this being a basketball-style jersey:
Coming up with the design for DANNY’S latest shirt was somewhat of a no-brainer. What does the Tool drummer feel most comfortable wearing while performing shows? The answer, of course, being sports jerseys from his favorite teams (such as his beloved KU Jayhawks), with at other times tee shirts replete with esoteric symbolism. So, we combined these at times disparate elements to create a unique hybrid – a purple sports jersey with a few magickal touches. Thus, MERCH unveils the CAREY RHYTHM 93, a HIGH QUALITY CUSTOM MEN’S JERSEY to be worn or displayed in a frame.
CUSTOM MEN’S JERSEY, MADE IN GERMANY
POLYESTER ENGINEERED CLIMACOOL MESH
ORIGINAL DESIGN, T-NECK, AND K-TEX PATTERN
4 THREAD-OVERLOCK STITCH PATTERN TO ENSURE SUPERIOR STRENGTH AND DURABILITY
THERMAL SUBLIMATION – PRINT WON’T FADE OR DETERIORATE,
WHILE FABRIC REMAINS BREATHABLE
It’s an interesting bit of merch, and given Danny loves sport to too surprising to see one of these on the market. They cost $93 each or $156 if you want one signed by the great man. You can pre-order them on the Danny Carey website (they won’t be ready until December 8th).
Update: Pre-order before November the 3rd, and you can receive free shipping (US only) using the code RHYTHM
Adam has posted another photo with the tag #SmokeOnTheHorizon this time a shot of all four members of Tool in the newly refurbished Loft. Presumably they’re listing to some material for the new album, and Maynard is either starting his lyrical process, or is listening to the progress so far.
It’s hard to get too excited considering all the delays we’ve had, but it finally looks as though we have some solid progress in the songwriting department. Who knows, maybe they’ll even hit the studio before the year is out?