As Blair promised in the last Tool newsletter, there’s a bunch of new Tool interviews out this morning (it appears as though there was an embargo on the tour dates and the flood gates are now well and truely open). Here’s a few choice cuts from what I’ve read.
From David Farrier, who’s full interview should be in NZ’s Rip It Up soon, Danny talks about the newest track they’re working on:
David Farrier: I hear you are working on a big “Lateralus” type song for this album… how is that coming?
Danny Carey: Um, really good. I mean we’re still – believe it or not! – still working on it [laughter] – it’s like an ever-evolving thing, it’s probably going to turn into a thing that’s like, uh, a big trilogy type of feel to it, sort of life, just like Disposition and Intension and Triad, like on the Lateralus record or something. It will probably be over a 20 minute piece when it’s all finished, so it will be a good part of the record. We’re dealing with it in sections, but it’s coming together really well, we’re having lots of fun working on it, that’s for sure.
In the Fasterlouder interview I’ve already posted, Adam talks about plans for the Australian tour:
Adam, you’re responsible for the visual side of things. The Australian tour that you’re just announcing, what should we expect from the visuals on this tour?
AJ: I don’t know. We haven’t gone through the process yet, but it’s a process of talking, agreeing on a setlist and talking to our people and then we have a budget and deciding how can we really push that budget and make it mind-boggling and dark and entertaining for people and, again, give them their money’s worth and have fun, so you just evolve with the ideas. The first step is picking the setlist and then going out there and setting up video screens and lasers and lights and smoke and seeing how you can make it apply and advance what you’re doing on stage. It’s a reflective thing; it’s what I would want to see if I went to see a band. I want to see how they can enhance what they’re doing visually.
Have you talked about a setlist, yet?
AJ: No, sir.
Do you think we’ll be hearing any of the new songs?
AJ: I don’t know. We’re still in negotiations on that.
In the New Zealand Herald there’s a brief snippet from Justin talking about the new album, or possibly some other project. Not sure when the full interview is being released:
TimeOut talked to guitarist Adam Jones and bass player Justin Chancellor last week; they refused to divulge much about the new album – or say when it would be out.
“We’re currently involved in the biggest project of our lives,” is all Chancellor would reveal.
And that’s about it for now. No doubt there will be some more – seems as though Fasterlouder are the only Australian media outlet to put out an interview, but I expect there will be more.