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September 2011 Tool Newsletter

‘][‘ [[]] [[]] ][, posted in the forums this morning at the September Tool newsletter has been released, and low and behold I found it stashed away in the Newsletters section of the site (no sign of it in the News section).

The newsletter itself is the usual cryptic type, hinting at a lack of progress in the new Tool album (though there may be a hint of sarcasm there) as well as “Adam’s other Tool-related project (other than it is draining the very life out of him)” which I believe is the next video he’s working on.

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st1nkf1st
st1nkf1st
Member
10 years ago

YEAHHHHHHH!!!
.)
Heavy on the sarcasm!!!

budsyralli
budsyralli
Member
10 years ago

cool…..more mysteriousness

sudnshok
sudnshok
10 years ago

I’m really starting to think these guys are not even interested in putting out another album and the only reason we’ll get one is they are contractually obligated for one. Maynard is the only one in the group who actually seems to work. I’m predicting mid 2013 for the album, and The Pot video never sees the light of day (it’ll sit on the shelf, half completed, next to the live DVD). Makes me sad.

BellJH
BellJH
Member
10 years ago

“In the other room a computer had crashed multiple times, and some new drum tracks were irretrievably lost”

Thats got to suck.

markuspoop
10 years ago

Boy, if only I cared.

I mean, seriously, at this point another Tool album isn’t even in my top-1000 things I think about.

Mog
Mog
10 years ago

More excuses about the next Tool album. Fuck that shit. Get the damn album done.

ThatGuy
ThatGuy
10 years ago

uhhh Blair is being facetious if I’m reading this right. Tool things are developing. Relax. 
I don’t feel like reading the April 2006 newsletter that was referenced, but it sounds like Tool is having issues with their label/suits in general?

danielkauai21
danielkauai21
10 years ago

There Blair goes being dishonest again. The truth he won’t share is that the curse is not from Alaska but from that backstage photo of Danny and Adam with guy wearing speedos coupled with the star spangled banner sandwiched in between a project known as puscifer (in studio so far.)
Oh, and the pot video coming four to five years late, but that’s just icing on the cake (or icing on the curse.)

Calfium Jay
Calfium Jay
10 years ago

I’m guessing the newsletter report is mostly bored sarcasm. Last newsletter, Blair reports on how much progress has been made and how “awesome” the new material sounds – the next release states that the sessions have been virtually abandoned with the equipment in disarray and instruments not been touched in several weeks?
I don’t think so.
They’d be in the final stages of the writing process by now. And Maynard is no doubt already working on lyrics.
Although I could be wrong.

BellJH
BellJH
Member
10 years ago

I guess the newsletter could just mean that potentially Adam, Justin and Danny have done all they can do before Maynard reconvenes with them (which HB alluded to in another thread).

If that’s the case, then I may just be tempted to go off the Tool radar for a while and come back in 4 or 5 months to check up…

24lateralus
24lateralus
10 years ago

i seriously don’t even think about it anymore. when it’s out, it’s out i guess. i’ll go ahead and take a little stab at it… 4/20/2016 (the pot vid.) 12/31/2021 (album)

king
king
10 years ago

“Boy, if only I cared.”
+1

lostinthewood
lostinthewood
10 years ago

After all this time of waiting for this new video, I really think Rosetta Stoned which is almost twice as long as the Pot would be a better option, not only to make the time of finding a 3D and/or Imax worth it, but because it tells a story unlike the Pot which I think would be spectacular to see played out in 3D with Adam and Alex working together with their art. As for the new Tool album, I’m pretty sure we can expect a May 2012 release date. I have heard from Billy that APC probably won’t be doing… Read more »

DRURY
DRURY
10 years ago

@makuspoop

curious comment considering you are a tool website. LOL

 

elusivEuphoria
elusivEuphoria
10 years ago

Sounds like to me that they’ve been at their own pace, generally writing in bursts, making their own recordings to try to work pieces together. Hit some technical snags, decided, lets not get in a funk about this, Adam go have fun with the video, danny and justin head out to alaska for a short trip. When they congregate again… they still are having technical troubles, and Adam is drained and busy. It’s not like anyone is still expecting them to hit the studio this year. This just means the only confirmation we got this month was a long-winded version… Read more »

hawaiimeekus
hawaiimeekus
10 years ago

From Puscifer’s twitter on Thursday:

Good news coming Monday. Well. Good news for us I suppose. Remains to be seen how Y’all take it.

 
Tour dates?

24lateralus
24lateralus
10 years ago

fuk pucifer. only good song is “rev. 22 dry martini mix” and “potions” which i think trent wrote in the first place. don’t quote me though lol.

markuspoop
10 years ago

DRURY – 24 minutes ago  » 
@makuspoop
curious comment considering you are a tool website. LOL
 

Yeah I guess. But at the same time there’s much more discussed on here other than Tool.

Just saying that, in my mind the next Tool album comes out when it comes out. Nothing I can do about. Nothing I can do will speed up the process. So why worry or think about it.

Ravenpig
Ravenpig
10 years ago

I agree with that ^

hawaiimeekus – 37 minutes ago  » 
From Puscifer’s twitter on Thursday:

Good news coming Monday. Well. Good news for us I suppose. Remains to be seen how Y’all take it.

 
Tour dates?

Indeed. The dates, not on sale dates yet though. They posted it on their FB feed on the same day, I think.

children
children
10 years ago

[quote comment=””]After all this time of waiting for this new video, I really think Rosetta Stoned which is almost twice as long as the Pot would be a better option, not only to make the time of finding a 3D and/or Imax worth it, but because it tells a story unlike the Pot which I think would be spectacular to see played out in 3D with Adam and Alex working together with their art.[/quote] I would love to see a video for all of Tool’s songs. Each and every one of them is written perfectly to fit to visuals, but they… Read more »

ilikecheese
ilikecheese
Member
10 years ago

So it was so unnewsworthy it wasn’t even worthy enough to post in the news section…now that is brilliantly epic

Intension
Intension
10 years ago

I personally thought it was a great newsletter. Informative although possibly sarcastic, bizarre, and fun as usual, and gave some interesting insights. Personally, i would honestly rather hear that they were not working, than hear nothing at all, actually. It does seem like they are waiting for Maynard to wrap up, which is good. Drum track lost is a bummer. I also thought there was some hope for the future in there! Adam definitely working on something! Most likely the pot video. Sounded great to me.

Mog
Mog
10 years ago

Intension – 3 hours ago  »  I personally thought it was a great newsletter. Informative although possibly sarcastic, bizarre, and fun as usual, and gave some interesting insights. Personally, i would honestly rather hear that they were not working, than hear nothing at all, actually. It does seem like they are waiting for Maynard to wrap up, which is good. Drum track lost is a bummer. I also thought there was some hope for the future in there! Adam definitely working on something! Most likely the pot video. Sounded great to me. You said it right I think. Waiting for… Read more »

Calfium Jay
Calfium Jay
10 years ago

Maybe “Nardo” is waiting for them.

Mog
Mog
10 years ago

Calfium Jay – 12 minutes ago  » 
Maybe “Nardo” is waiting for them.

Doubtful. Nardo has made it fairly clear that Tool is his least important project. I am telling you if Nardo really gave a shit about Tool and his fellow bandmates and was actively involved in the writing process the new album would have been out a long time ago. You Nardo fans can apologize for him all you want. The problem has never been with Danny, Adam, or Justin.

ilikecheese
ilikecheese
Member
10 years ago

So it is all Maynards fault. I say you kill him.

Mog
Mog
10 years ago

lol relax there cheeser is just music. I do think Nardo is a doucher but at the end of the day it’s all just rock and roll mang.

ilikecheese
ilikecheese
Member
10 years ago

darn

Tyson
Tyson
Member
10 years ago

I can’t believe Blair still has the audacity to call it a ‘newsletter’

Intension
Intension
10 years ago

I thought it was a good newsletter. It actually gave us some personal reasons for possible languor with the new album. Reminded us even rock stars have their bad days. It mentioned Adams work on a new tool related project, which would seem to confirm Hellboys mention of the pot video. Bitch all you want, everyone will be happy to view it. The problem is, if he is sticking with stop animation, i believe that shit takes forever! Also, not sure why so many liked the last newsletter, when he seemed to just berate phony fans. This one at least… Read more »

moneyisevil
moneyisevil
10 years ago

to all the people saying TOOL is mjks least important project..WRONG
 
its equal if anything…just look at this year..TOOL toured in early 2011….APC toured middle 2011..and now Puscifer tour end 2011…seems pretty fair to me..all three projects going on tour….

ilikecheese
ilikecheese
Member
10 years ago

wong!

Mog
Mog
10 years ago

moneyisevil – 43 minutes ago  »  to all the people saying TOOL is mjks least important project..WRONG   its equal if anything…just look at this year..TOOL toured in early 2011….APC toured middle 2011..and now Puscifer tour end 2011…seems pretty fair to me..all three projects going on tour…. Something tells me you might be the person that bought the shooting targets Nardo sold. Bunch of apologists. Nardo is a douche. The guys are waiting on him. Fuck Puscifer. He should be at the loft getting the new album finished. Remember during the last APC show during the summer? Yapping about being… Read more »

Izzy
Izzy
10 years ago

mog ur a grouch. ur name should be OSCAR. chill the hell out. must u always blame someone for something? whats important is they’re still DOING it. when they stop making music together, that will be a very sad day.

Mog
Mog
10 years ago

I assure you I am very chill but I am touched by your regard for my well being.

Grouch I am. That should be my new custom title. Grouch. Kit make it so.

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'][' [[]] [[]] ][,
10 years ago

What’s that, like 10 “nardos” so far?

king
king
10 years ago

Mog you are an idiot. fuck off.
 

king
king
10 years ago

My apologies for the language.

red40
red40
10 years ago

FYI everyone.  Adam and Cam had a baby last week.  I for one don’t see any TOOL albums on the horizon now for a while.  At least not a tour.

children
children
10 years ago

Maybe the experience of fathering a child will make for an inspired guitar solo.

One can only hope the only thing on Adam’s mind is Tool anyhow.

Davvda
Davvda
10 years ago

A jedi has been born.

Mog
Mog
10 years ago

king – 4 hours ago  »  Mog you are an idiot. fuck off.   That was the big reply? I am an idiot? No cohesive argument to be found. No counter points or evidence presented that puts my premise in question. As for your the meager response you did give I can say without any qualms or problems with language that you can fuck off. I have been a Tool fan for over 20 years. I have witnessed everything. All the ups and downs. From Paul leaving to the legal battle with Volcano to the recent legal issues with Cam… Read more »

Naattik
10 years ago

^ Take it to the Bicker thread. Any continuation of this will be deleted here.

ilikecheese
ilikecheese
Member
10 years ago

I hate the name ‘nardo.’ Where did that even come from or start? Damn annoying.

Mog
Mog
10 years ago

ilikecheese – 38 seconds ago  » 
I hate the name ‘nardo.’ Where did that even come from or start? Damn annoying.

I am fairly certain I started it around these parts. Since you are cool and I respect you I won’t use the term anymore.

As for kittan, basically the same thing I just said to ilc. You are cool so do what you gotta do.

ilikecheese
ilikecheese
Member
10 years ago

Ahh…no harm no foul. Back to the topic, however, I have nothing more to say about the newletter other than Blair is a piece of hey, my dog is barking at something, brb.

ClyWbr41
ClyWbr41
10 years ago

Just in case you missed it the first time – the baby isn’t Adam’s. Camella and Adam have been seperated for some time now…
 

When the hell did this happen? And how did you find out?

badkittygothgirl
10 years ago

Any TooL stalker worth their weight in TooL vinyl knows this. It happened a few years ago. Camella has moved on and just had a baby last month with her new man. She has been living in Mexico since the divorce.

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