Aaron Turner hints at Tool studio date

News on progress on the new Tool record is quite elusive at the moment, and while this is nothing concrete, some new information has come to light courtesy of one of our forum members:

Interview with Aaron Turner a few nights ago on RRR radio. They asked him what albums he was looking forward to in 2013. He mentioned Tool and the interviewer commented on the massive gap of nothingness since 10,000 Days. Turner replied that he had heard it from the band themselves that they are looking to start recording the new album in January / February.

For those that don’t know, RRR is an Australian public radio station, and Aaron is a member of the now defunct Isis.

Without getting to excited, it’s a small glimmer of hope for Tool fans hoping to see a record sometime in 2013. No doubt Aaron knows the band, but whether or not this information is reliable is anyone’s guess. Please take it with a grain of salt!

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UndKeineEier
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I will take it with several grains of salt, as well as a little bit of pepper. The salt will be epsom, the pepper red, and it shall be washed down with a glass of fizzy lifting drink.

beyondlines1125
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Well THAT guy is out of the loop now…

jimmyeleven
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jimmyeleven

That’s it. I’ve been the patient one for so long, criticizing those who get impatient. I’m done tracking this stuff, I’m done waiting, and I will be convinced this band has broken up until I actually see the album in stores. This is freaking stupid. If it’s not Aenima or Lateralus quality, after all of this, then these guys are officially procrastinators, not perfectionists. 7 years plus? We’re getting into Alice in Chains, Soundgarden, Guns n Roses territory here.

Naattik
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My first thought: Aaron should have a son, name him Page and encourage him to become an author.

jimmyeleven
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jimmyeleven

And you know they won’t actually be in studio by then. Danny said in May in those Mandala videos they would be getting into the studio in July or August. They seemingly make plans with each other, and constantly fail to meet them. I’m not mad at the wait, just at how misleading everything we hear is. Either give us real updates, Tool, or threaten to kill/sue anyone who talks, because being jerked around is no fun

UndKeineEier
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My first thought:Aaron should have a son, name him Page and encourage him to become an author.

MY first thought: I would never read a book by an author whose name is Page Turner. I would probably think this guy changed his name just for the gimmick, or it was a very bad pseudonym

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Tool are full of shit. Danny is a nice guy and all but he always gives people false hope out of the band. At least Maynard says it like it is. When was the last time one of Danny’s predictions ever come tor fruition? That’s right, never!

I’d laugh if they would do a quick last money grab touring on the last album that was released almost a decade ago. Officially laziest band of all time.

UndKeineEier
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Tool are full of shit. Danny is a nice guy and all but he always gives people false hope out of the band. At least Maynard says it like it is. When was the last time one of Danny’s predictions ever come tor fruition? That’s right, never! I’d laugh if they would do a quick last money grab touring on the last album that was released almost a decade ago. Officially laziest band of all time. I think if Tool were the laziest band of all time they wouldn’t do an unnecessary tour prior to releasing an album which they… Read more »

Calfium Jay
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Calfium Jay

Danny Carey is little more than a likable doofus who can bang a drum and drop a ball in a hoop.

UndKeineEier
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Danny Carey is little more than a likable doofus who can bang a drum and drop a ball in a hoop.

Likable?! You mean lovable. 🙂

Milhuisen
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Milhuisen

Anyone know where I can listen to the full interview? Haven’t been able to find it on the RRR website. Curious as to why he’s doing interviews in Australia.

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Tool are extremely lazy when it comes to album output. I don’t buy the whole “takes life experiences” to create a good album BS. Touring is the easy part. They have people to setup the stage. All they have to do is rock up for two hours and collect the paycheck.

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Plus touring is their main source of revenue. Milking the same album after six years without any new songs on their setlist.

doors
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Yes, sir.

UndKeineEier
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I don’t understand why people seem so upset. Personally I view this as good news. Especially when the last news we heard about the album was Danny saying that they were trying to get Maynard in but weren’t quite ready yet. This sounds to me like they’re almost done writing and just need Maynard to come in with the vocals and then they’ll be ready to record. Unless it turns out this interview is from like 2 years ago or was a dream.

king
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king

“I don’t understand why people seem so upset. Personally I view this as good news. Especially when the last news we heard about the album was Danny saying that they were trying to get Maynard in but weren’t quite ready yet. This sounds to me like they’re almost done writing and just need Maynard to come in with the vocals and then they’ll be ready to record.”

+1

joeypants
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joeypants

Go form a band. Write your own music (bonus points if it involves long, complex songs and time signatures) and be a fucking perfectionist, picky bastard about it. Then RECORD IT.

Come back to us then and bitch about how it takes so long for Tool to do something now (considering they’ve got the weight of a really, really amazing career to not diminish).

MogusMaximus
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MogusMaximus

Tool is the laziest fucking band on the planet. That being said if the album does ever get released I will be at the front of the line cash in hand no doubt. Still I am not going to make excuses for what amounts to a lack of professionalism. Doesn’t take 7 years to write an album. They are not writing a fucking symphony. They have made a fairly large amount of money. Unfortunately financial stability often breeds complacency. They feel no sense of urgency because they do not have to be concerned with staying relevant. They can sell out… Read more »

joeypants
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joeypants

Show of hands, who here has ever written an album before? Cry about not having an album in your hands all you want, but you shouldn’t shove thoughts/motivations into their mouths because I’ll guarantee you almost none of you have the first clue whatsoever about what it takes. And NONE of us (even the musicians here), clearly, have much of any idea about what it takes to write albums that have the kind of staying power that Tool does. If you just force music out, you get lame ass product. They’re not the first band to adhere to this, and… Read more »

joeypants
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joeypants

And I’m sorry if I no doubt come off like a dick. It’s just… goddamn. The way you all word some of this is astounding.

BellJH
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BellJH

In my book, three years isn’t an unreasonable amount of time to spend working on something to make it outstanding. But it’s pushing it.

joeypants
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joeypants

I mean, it takes what it takes. It’s important to remember that each time out, it gets a little bit harder. It’s hard to not sound like a cover band version of yourself, and that increases exponentially each time you put out another album. It’s that much more stuff you’ve “done” already.

MogusMaximus
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MogusMaximus

Sorry Joe you and I will never agree on this. We are on complete opposite sides of the fence on this. And dammit stop apologizing. It’s a forum dude I am not gonna cry if you rip into my post. If someone bitches because you have a different opinion fuck em. Opinions are like assholes or assholes are like opinions, you get the point. I happen to be an asshole with a bunch of opinions good luck figuring that one out 😛 Like I said, Tool are not writing a symphony. How many talented musicians does it take to screw… Read more »

joeypants
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joeypants

But that’s “them” (i.e. other musicians). It’s why, for whatever reason, we here happen to like THIS band much more than others. I love Deftones. LOVE them. I LOVE Mastodon. Melvins. Etc. But you know what? All those bands have tracks that just don’t really do much for me. There’s tracks, on each and every album, that I don’t really revisit ever. Outside of Opiate (the EP, not the song), there isn’t one Tool song I can say that about (that isn’t a transition like Useful Idiot or something). Not a one. I know others here will obviously disagree. But… Read more »

Jethro Tool
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Jethro Tool

With a beard like that I wouldnt trust Mr Turner or anything he had to say. I think the album will be done when Adam says its done (not MJK).

doors
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Led Zeppelin made album I-IV in the span of two years. Yes they did copy a lot of the bluesy parts but the riffs were mostly their ideas. Nine albums in their thirteen year career and all great albums too. No excuses.

UndKeineEier
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Tool aren’t Led Zeppelin.

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That is true but back in the good old days bands used to produce quality albums every year.

ThatGuy
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ThatGuy

This does seem like good news because I think we all knew nothing was coming out in 2012 by now, but 2013 was a mystery. It at least keeps us masses happy for now to have hope for a future recording session in the next couple months. Accusing the band of being lazy is just reactionary. As seen from their previous releases we all know they work very hard to make great music. Maybe I am giving fans too much infuence on them, but maybe they are feeling a little pressure this time. Look at their track record: Undertow, BADASS.… Read more »

DRURY
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DRURY

@mogus you say they aren’t writing a symphony, but essentially that is exactly what TOOL does. They write modern symphonies. They are that deep, complex and sophisticated. I’m not blowing smoke up their ass, or being a fanboy. Also, the setlists have been different each time out in the last few years. The shows from 2012 and 2010 were two of the best shows ive seen them do, aside from a Lateralus tour show and some earlier years. They still deliver amazingly well live. Most of you probably have no idea what it is like to write songs, be in… Read more »

Joelsy
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Joelsy

Sick, there is probably gonna be a new TOOL album, that thing will be the cats pyjamas I know it

I’ll be a very happy man when this thing arrives

children
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children

Sick, there is probably gonna be a new TOOL album, that thing will be the cats pyjamas I know it

I’ll be a very happy man when this thing arrives

this

Calfium Jay
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Calfium Jay

Chill out everyone. Didn’t you hear? After nearly three years of writing they have the “framework” for at least 5 good songs!

Who says they’re “lazy”?!?

lipanconjuring
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lipanconjuring
Calfium Jay
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Calfium Jay

^
priceless

264zn
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264zn

There is a simple answer to all of your needy problems…

the deftones…

Happy Friday

UndKeineEier
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There is a simple answer to all of your needy problems…

the deftones…

Happy Friday

Word.

unclejackson
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and BTBAM this month.

truthseeker5
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truthseeker5

I’ve been reading fourtheye for awhile now. Just decided to register. This site gives me more tool related news then Blairs any day of the week. Love it! Been a Tool fan since I bought Undertow when it came out as well as everything Maynard does. That being said I have a few things to say after reading these comments for sooo long. One: Toolband.com is the most frustrating band related site ever! I’m sick of hearing about everybody and everything that is not about Tool. 2: Blair has run the same boring format on there for yeeeaars. Nothing ever… Read more »

MogusMaximus
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MogusMaximus

^ +9.5 – Truth bringing the truth. Nice. We are going to get on well.
@Void – I think we have finally found the third member of our wolfpack.

lipanconjuring
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lipanconjuring

One of us! One of us!

Ravenpig
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Ravenpig

At Truth up there, to be fair about toolband.com, Blair can’t tell us anything that the band themselves won’t let him.

I’m assuming you’re talking about me calling him May Jay cause I haven’t seen anyone else on here call him that, but no I’m not gonna stop calling him that. It’s not meant as either an insult or a term of endearment. Just a nickname, that’s all.

void
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@ Mogus: Yes! One of us! One of us! Seriously though, it is our fault for liking this band. They drew us in, we want more. We’re at their mercy. I don’t want anything from this band, at all…we don’t deserve anything from this band at all, except a new album! I find comfort knowing it will have to eventually come out, since it’s contractually obligated lol. That or we’ll get “Tool’s Greatest Hits!” in 2013.

UndKeineEier
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@ Mogus: Yes! One of us! One of us! Seriously though, it is our fault for liking this band. They drew us in, we want more. We’re at their mercy. I don’t want anything from this band, at all…we don’t deserve anything from this band at all, except a new album! I find comfort knowing it will have to eventually come out, since it’s contractually obligated lol. That or we’ll get “Tool’s Greatest Hits!” in 2013.

Tool’s greatest hits will be Opiate, Undertow, Aenima, Lateralus, and 10,000 Days. All in a weird packaging with some new artwork.

Davvda
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Davvda

Ænderalus Date

DRURY
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DRURY

Lets hope for a Salival pt. 2 for the holidays, a new website design, and confirmation of studio time….that kind of stuff will make a lot of fans happy to wait a little lomger.

James
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Ænderalus Date

+1

doors
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Not enough album output for a ‘Best of” tbh.