In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Maynard reveals that Tool are considering playing some new material on the road:
While the band isn’t touring behind any new material — its last album was 2006’s 10,000 Days — the frontman says Tool are quietly working on a new disc that’ll be released "when it’s ready." But they’re considering testing out some new material live. "We’re always writing," Keenan says. "If it comes together, yeah, you’ll hear some new stuff. If it’s not ready, you won’t."
I’d still be somewhat surprised if we heard any, but it’s nice to know they’re considering it.
He also goes onto mention that work an a new A Perfect Circle album has commenced:
The frontman also revealed he is working on a fourth LP for massively successful side project A Perfect Circle, their first disc since 2004’s Emotive. "We’ve got some riffs and some music. It’s just basically playing it over and over again while driving and waiting for things to fall into place."
Thanks to everyone who emailed me the link.