December Tool Newsletter/Shopping List

Blair has released the December newsletter today, which amongst other things gives us a pretty good idea as to where songwriting is at. Here’s a snippet:

Something that might be encouraging to some Tool enthusiasts is that while riding with Danny to Chili John’s yesterday, I heard a lot of new Tool music (sans Maynard). This was the most new material that I’ve heard so far, although a few of the riffs and arrangements were familiar. So, what did I think? Dare I say that it sounded like… Tool (some of it reminiscent to earlier Tool stuff, with other parts pushing the envelope), and I assume that it will sound even more like Tool once the vocal melodies, etc. have been added. To answer your next question, I cannot say how far along in the writing process the band is. If I had to GUESS, I would say more than half way (and keep in mind that in the past, at least, the writing went faster once the first few [more complex] songs were finished).

He also mentions that there are a couple of Tool projects on the horizon, however at this stage he can’t confirm when they may become available. He did mention January 5th as a date you’d need your tree down by, but whether that’s code for some kind of release date is anyone’s guess.

Also mentioned were a range of Christmas present ideas. Included in the list were pillows, drum heads, Crowley stuff, Synapses and this cool pic of Maynard:

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Davvda
Davvda
7 years ago

After all the rumours and Blair’s earlier newsletters I was expecting more from this newsletter but atleast we were given some sort of information but I must say I’m still as confused as ever. I won’t start another discussion about how they “screw us over” and all that but I would like to know what happened that changed “we hope to record it by June/July” into “It’s about halfway finished being written”.

Davvda
Davvda
7 years ago

Reread the newsletter and saw that he did guess that it was MORE than halfway done so excuse my other comment.

Calfium Jay
Calfium Jay
7 years ago

If I had to guess I’d say that Blair was a porcupine.

unclejackson
unclejackson
7 years ago

Drum sticks sold out?

TheZemkla
TheZemkla
7 years ago

Looks like 2012 won’t be the year for the “Tool Enthusiasts”

Krazy
Krazy
7 years ago

^^^ you were expecting some sort of divine intervention with the band in the next 18 days?

Cue the Pulp Fiction and Slayer references.

TheZemkla
TheZemkla
7 years ago

Blair said the “tool production” should be out in the fall for the tool enthusiasts to scrutinize. with less than 9 days left in fall, I’m not sure if the “production” will be out by then.

Calfium Jay
Calfium Jay
7 years ago

Go buy the new Scott Walker album, Bish Bosch.

Forget this untimely (not to mention pedestrian) charade.

MogusMaximus
MogusMaximus
7 years ago

Half way finished? Three years and they are half way finished? IT DOESN’T TAKE THAT FUCKING LONG TO WRITE AN ALBUM. Absolutely no way this album gets released in 2013. Pathetic.

UndKeineEier
7 years ago

Correct me if I’m wrong but didn’t fall/autumn finish 13 days ago?

Well, because of global warming and the end of the world we decided to push the end of Fall/Autumn to after December 21st. It’s just easier that way.

UndKeineEier
7 years ago

Half way finished? Three years and they are half way finished?

Reread it. He said he guessed they were more than half way done.

Calfium Jay
Calfium Jay
7 years ago

[quote]Half way finished? Three years and they are half way finished? IT DOESN’T TAKE THAT FUCKING LONG TO WRITE AN ALBUM. Absolutely no way this album gets released in 2013. Pathetic.[/quote]

I would take that quote with a pinch of salt if I were you.

Still…a 2013 release date is looking less and less likely as each day goes by.

Krazy
Krazy
7 years ago

HellBOIII!!! US winter starts on December 20/21, so technically it’s still fall here.

ziggy23
ziggy23
7 years ago

^
bwahahahaha

MogusMaximus
MogusMaximus
7 years ago

@Mr. Tasy – Protip: Suckit

12months? Are you fucking high? 18 months at best. June 2014. Fuckstick.

toolrocks
toolrocks
7 years ago

yes more then halfway done= 51%. Big things are coming guys big big things. I bet nothing happens on the 5th of Jan,

toolrocks
toolrocks
Reply to  toolrocks
7 years ago

He also mentions that there are a couple of Tool projects on the horizon, however at this stage he can’t confirm when they may become available. He did mention January 5th as a date you’d need your tree down by, but whether that’s code for some kind of release date is anyone’s guess.

Did I miss the date

Umadbrah?
Umadbrah?
7 years ago

Mog, you seem mad bro. It’s just a band… Chill out.

Life is to short.

UndKeineEier
7 years ago

Yeah… I don’t think I’m going to be buying any Caduceus or Merkin wines anytime soon…

fortysixand2
fortysixand2
7 years ago

only $250

Bogart
Bogart
7 years ago

Picked up my signed drumhead…I guess the signed drumstick was sold out- it wasn’t listed

trilobite
trilobite
7 years ago

(nearly) every last one of you.. whining & crying, pathetic, elitist cannon-fodder… STOP. then, perhaps.. THINK. consider your OWN LIFE for a moment. Where would you be without this band? … Right, they have affected you immensely. Had a profound, even spiritual impact on you, even.. Oh, & yet… Yet, these past 6 years have been entirely bereft of any type of ‘new’ music, any new video footage – of any ‘new’ anything, for that matter, save a different take on a live set-list. yet STILL. STILL you are here. STILL you are alive. And breathing. And functioning. And have… Read more »

trilobite
trilobite
7 years ago

get the FUCK off your high-horse, and just TRY and gift ANYTHING anywhere NEAR as important as this band has to you, to the World.

step across the other side of the line & attempt to become what you first felt you could become, after experiencing all the things these four men have created & given to you.

trilobite
trilobite
7 years ago

*can’t wait to see what beautiful piece of importance you give to the World.

Intension
Intension
7 years ago

Thank you for that Hellboy, i do enjoy. Once again, Blair actually gave us what we wanted, an update, and people still bitch. He said, “MORE than halfway done,” and a guess. Im sure its getting close, maynard will lay stuff down, the three of them will nit pick a bit more, and they will prolly come up with a couple of segues. Sounds good to me. Sure i wanted this thing yesterday, but it does give me something to look forward to. Im looking forward to whatever may come. Im curious to see these “presents” in the near future.

trilobite
trilobite
7 years ago

mhmm. that ‘(nearly)’ from the beginning of my rant, that was mainly for you, hellboy <3 ……oh, and – new record early/mid next year. promise

doors
doors
7 years ago

“He also mentions that there are a couple of Tool projects on the horizon..”

Hellboy you’ve been around the block long enough to know that Blair has been saying the same thing since one of the late 2009 newsletters-“Tool projects on the horizon:…SUSH! All will be revealed by 2023. We’ve been waiting with baited breath for four years now. Get with the program! Unless you’re sarcastic then fair enough…

unclejackson
unclejackson
7 years ago

Referring to the Japan show Blair stated, “If you can’t make that show, there MIGHT be another gift or two under the tree.” Contextually, this sure sounds like a few more shows are in the works: the emphasis being, “if you can’t make that show”.

elusivEuphoria
elusivEuphoria
7 years ago

I still like Tool.

north end Guinea
north end Guinea
7 years ago

Mog is the epitome of a whiny, little bitch!

snazzlefrass
7 years ago

Only 8 more days until the album is out! Fuck yeh

DRURY
DRURY
7 years ago

in the future, i will remember not to trust anything danny carey says. LOL.

he went on the ‘record’ saying that maybe it would be done by the end of 2011. Bwhahahahahahha!

and then he said they’d be in the studio around june/july 2012…bwhahahahahahah!

and then there’s that rumor that said they’d be recording in Jan/Feb 2013. Yeah right!!!!

anyways, time to listen to song #3 on Tool’s 3rd album for inspiration.

also. Blair is awful at describing music.

bob
bob
7 years ago

250 bucks for a photo of maynard in his grapes. haha. what an ashole!
i guess it is the season to push stuff to sell. blah

sudnshok
sudnshok
7 years ago

250 bucks for a photo of maynard in his grapes. haha. what an ashole! i guess it is the season to push stuff to sell.blah

Limited edition and signed by Maynard and the photographer is really not that bad. It’ll cost you twice that much to get it framed at 48×20″.

DRURY
DRURY
7 years ago

Prediction: TOOL never release another album.

Hammer
Hammer
7 years ago

I have a hunch Nardo can’t be bothered. He’d just have one of his farmhands do the signing for him. ANYONE can make an “M”.

Yeah I’m a “whiny bitch” too. Contempt tends to be reciprocal.

bob
bob
7 years ago

i cant quote on the site for some reason but i wasnt aware it was 20 x 48. i still think thats a lot of money for a photo that looks like that. i am aware i dont have to buy it and i definatly would not. no way would i want maynard on my wall. im a bit too old for that shit. i do have a nice framed toronto signed artwork by adam jones though in a nice frame! hehe. so i can do that shit but 130 bucks signed by all the band memebers seems a bit… Read more »

Naattik
7 years ago

I think UKE alluded to it with “Yeah… I don’t think I’m going to be buying any Caduceus or Merkin wines anytime soon…”

But let me spell it out: Yeah, that’s fucking nasty to put your ass in the grapes like that. I’m sure he’ll charge extra for that run… Any guesses on what it will be named?

limeygringo
limeygringo
7 years ago

I think UKE alluded to it with “Yeah… I don’t think I’m going to be buying any Caduceus or Merkin wines anytime soon…”
But let me spell it out:Yeah, that’s fucking nasty to put your ass in the grapes like that.I’m sure he’ll charge extra for that run… Any guesses on what it will be named?

meritASSe

Lizbet
Lizbet
7 years ago

“Well I gave this website to the world. Consider your own life for a minute and think what it would be like without Fourtheye?”

My house would be tidier, my repertoire of internet slang and base terminology would be considerably diminished and my appreciation of the growly vocal wouldn’t have happened.

I would still be waiting for the new album but I wouldn’t have had to witness the torment this waiting has obviously caused to others.

Oh and yes I won’t be touching any vintages from 2012!

ziggy23
ziggy23
7 years ago

send more money
fuck you buddy

YouDrongos
YouDrongos
7 years ago

That’s it?
December 2012, they’ve been crapping on about it literally for years now, and the newsletter is just a “nothing to report” message.
It’s staggering how much I don’t give a fuck about TOOL any more.
Better to burn out than fade away? Talk about fading away.
I guess that’s what happens when you’ve fallen in the Abyss. Regurgitating your own filth? check. Predatory practices to survive? check.
way to go boys.

DRURY
DRURY
7 years ago

HWAP

Undertowjones
Undertowjones
7 years ago

Anyone else get the feeling this is all a ruse to stop any pirating/ leaking and keep everyone guessing?

toolrocks
toolrocks
7 years ago

Just wanted everyone to know that Walmart…… um ooooppps I mean Toolarmy is having a huge week long blowout sale on some over priced pint glasses!!!!! Remember to check out some other cool items. Throw pillows soaked in ass sweat courtesy of Danny, pics of Maynard soaking his bare ass and cock and balls in his soon to be consumed by you grapes !!!!!! Come one come all dont miss out these amazing deals, tell your mother tell your father tell everyone you know hell even let your dog know Maynard’s got shit for him/her too. Sorry, I just find… Read more »