Just a couple of quick updates from Toolband today, where Blair shares with us a photo from the recent Tool songwriting sessions, as well as a hint that there’s more to come:
A rare glimpse inside Tool’s storied loft – one of a dozen or so photos recently taken by Adam, Danny, and Justin while writing and arranging their contributions to the next Tool record. (Note: When Adam sent me these photos last night, I was both amazed and a bit confused because certain areas of the rehearsal space were in the past always deemed off-limits to photography. What caused this sudden change of heart to a long-standing policy I do not know, but I am certainly excited to share with fans of the band a place of such historic significance – the small room where every Tool song [from “Opiate” to the present works] was written. Think about that for a minute. Every Tool song was written in the same place. I can’t imagine this ever happening with any other major band in history of rock music – they having written all of the music on all of their records over the decades in the same small room. But, that’s exactly what Tool has done at the loft. Receiving the photos has inspired me to dedicate the next Tool newsletter to certain “Tales from the Loft”, which I hope to post soon… along with further rare glimpses.)
There’s also a picture of Adam exclusive to Toolarmy members.
There’s also a couple of Tool 2012 Tour shirts in the shop which I haven’t noticed before – get them while they’re hot!
I like that. I wonder which parts of The Loft are off-limits. Maybe one could assume the dry erase board and such. Very interesting. Blair should tease us more about his upcoming newsletters. Its a fun way to get excited and look forward to something. On a close look, it appears there’s some axes on the wall behind Justin, and a powered on black light over the mandala. Have always loved the mandalas, and it missed the last tour, so hoping it arrives in Minnesota to project good vibes to the new tune they hopefully play. Seems like Adam is… Read more »
Awesome. Seems like things are starting to heat up and the album material is really coming into view now.
Wow what a badass place ….. I bet when you walk in that too
You feel something crazy!
Would be cool to see a pic of Maynard in the loft with them sometime soon, just to know that the whole band is back together.
Tool is on a mission, from god.
I’ve never seen the wall of guitars before, so I’m guessing that’s the part that was always forbidden from photographing. Who knows.
My god!! A TA exclusive pic of Adam! Seriously, a TA exclusive. The Mayans were right, the world is ending.
That is pretty cool that all Tool songs since Opiate have been recoreded there. Keeps them grounded and humbled probably to see where they came from. Tool is so cool its unreal. The unicursal hexagram is such a powerful image. Justin’s beard is in full form. I wonder what hairstyle Maynard will rock for the next album tour? the mohawk again a la Taxi Driver or maybe something different. Maybe they will do a nice spread for Cosmo magazine.
oh shit, it’s an old one
I expect the wall of guitars is similar to the one on Danny’s site under the “Tools” section.
Hellboy, whats your thoughts on making the posts on the home page available in the forum? They dont seem to be getting the traffic they deserve, and i could see problems with double postings. Just a thought.
It’s a good thought and something that will happen.
This is their strategy..every year release one photo of them pretending to write songs just to keep some interest. By the rate they’re going this won’t see the light of day, There’s a bigger chance of one of them carcking it then a new album being released. There should be a new play on words for late and delayed releases of anything and everything..”they’re going to Tool it” and “the package will have to be tooled.”
March/April 2013 is probably when we’ll hear this beast.
They need a special word for Tool fans that describes people who complain about everything. even good news. TOOLS.
I prefer the word JERKS. Having said that, it probably is about time they released a record…
Still trying to figure out “carcking.”
Can Blair please FOAD with him marketing his shitty books that don’t go anywhere on his own site or blog? Scheming fucking rascal trying to make a quick buck by having Danny’s signature in it. Can’t anyone see through his bullshit?
No, obviously you’re the only one. Congratulations.
blair is one interesting dude for sure…good friends with the band too….these pictures are sweet..long overdue in my eyes but grateful none the less….great news for sure..
I wonder if the fish-eye lens photos and the fish tour posters are linked.