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Tool November 2012 Newsletter online

It’s a sunny day in Adelaide today, and for fans that like short and to the point newsletters, today should also be a sunny one for them. Blair’s November Tool newsletter is now available on Toolband, and for those that often type tl:dr here are the highlights:

  • Adam is in England, Maynard is doing stuff with other bands, and Danny & Justin are/were in Hawaii
  • Not much writing in the last month, though the guys are due to get together in December
  • Japan is not confirmed
  • There will probably be some new merch up soon, including a hoodie and pillows for all the haters
  • There should be good news for Tool enthusiasts soon, but it won’t be a new album or live DVD announcement

Next newsletter, no doubt the last one ever, should be out in the coming weeks.

One of the soon to be for sale pillows

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budsyralli
budsyralli
Member
9 years ago

interesting

ziggy23
ziggy23
9 years ago

Japan is not confirmed =(

ziggy23
ziggy23
9 years ago

Blair:
“some of you have probably seen the on-line flyer that has the band performing at Ozzfest in Japan in May of 2013. As of my writing this, I have NOT been told that this is confirmed, so you’ll just have to rely on your own good judgment for the time being. Something to consider, though: Has anyone actually physically held this new Ozzfest poster? It could be Photoshopped, couldn’t it?”

yeah, man, the official ozzfestjapan.com must me a fake too

ThatGuy
ThatGuy
9 years ago

Tool is not going to come out with an album for awhile. Fall 2013 is looking more likely right now. But i am cool with that because i have gotten used to waiting. Might as well wait till then so they can take their time and make it the best damn album ever made. I think they have realized that its going to be a long process so they are giving us a little treat to keep us interested until then. Whatever it is they are relseasing as exciting for us “Tool enthusiasts” is up for speculation but maybe The… Read more »

BellJH
BellJH
Member
9 years ago

^
An unreleased track from old recording sessions would be beyond awesome. Problem 8? (if it ever existed?). Doubt it though. Probably going to be news about tour dates this summer, or the Pot video, or some new merch.

unclejackson
unclejackson
9 years ago

Salival II, except not entitled Salival, and therefore not part II.

demmons
demmons
9 years ago

Pot DVD is probably the news.

UndKeineEier
Member
9 years ago

Gee whiz, they must really be having problems if MAYNARD is doing stuff with other bands.

brokenchimes
brokenchimes
9 years ago

You guys forget that Maynard is a known multi-tasker. To me it seems he has hinted enough in the past months that he is working on new Tool. Maybe it’s just me but I got a lot of that feeling from the joe rogan podcast. One small example being his truck writing. It’s a little presumptuous but I think he has a more open writing process with puscifer vocals and melodies that include the whole band, namely Carina Round. That’s just one example but to me there’s been many. And it just makes sense that he would need more uninterupted… Read more »

killing.in.the.name.of
killing.in.the.name.of
9 years ago

It’s incredible how often people bitch about Maynard being the issue with the writing/recording process, as though his side projects some how get in the way of Tool. If anyone’s being paying attention, it would remain pretty obvious that the rest of the guys are holding things up, for example: Adam’s self admitted “laziness”, or the very fact that they haven’t done a whole lot of writing this month. Obviously the album isn’t entirely written with the guys sitting around just waiting for busy ol’ Maynard to come back and write lyrics. More likely is it’s Maynard waiting around for… Read more »

auroboros
auroboros
9 years ago

Blair (if you happen to troll here),

With the high profile exposure of William Blake’s Jerusalem over the past two years, i.e. a certain wedding last year and a certain theme to a sporting EVEent, and that you brought it up… I’m wondering if there’s a BMB relation to the poet, you share his last name! Or is this surname only by sheer coincidence an occult tongue here?

Chris

monkeyghostpirate
monkeyghostpirate
9 years ago

Be patient, you probably wont like it when it comes out anyway, at least for like a couple years (as it took me with 10k days). It will be fantastic, dont worry, just will take some time to get

UndKeineEier
Member
9 years ago

So please UndKeineEier and others alike who continuously complain about Maynard and the other guy’s priorities, stop bitching, you’re complaints on this website are far more taxing than the wait for the new album. I wasn’t complaining. Maynard’s always doing stuff with other bands. Doesn’t mean he not he’s not writing for Tool at the same time. If Maynard’s breathing he’s probably doing something with another band. It was a joke. I was just trying to point out that saying Maynard’s doing stuff with other bands is pretty much the equivalent of saying he’s alive, it doesn’t really mean anything.… Read more »

Naattik
9 years ago

Please… to all the people bitching about people bitching about Maynard: Enough already, we know that you don’t like people bitching about Maynard. How would you like it if somebody started bitching about YOU bitching about them bitching about Maynard. Now that would suck wouldn’t it? There, now I think you get my point. So let’s just stop all the bitching about Maynard, and also all the bitching about bitching about Maynard once and for all… so we can get down to the really important bitching about Justin that has been put off for way too long, in my opinion.… Read more »

bob
bob
9 years ago

well they do have pillows for sale with artwork from years ago just in time for x mas. ‘rolls eyes’

ill keep waiting! ha

Mechamortal
Mechamortal
9 years ago

A motherfuckin’ pillow.

trustinmeandfall
trustinmeandfall
9 years ago

c’mon summer tour

snazzlefrass
Member
9 years ago

A $35 pillow made out of dirty ol’ shirts. Creative.

UndKeineEier
Member
9 years ago

EVERYBODY JUST NEEDS TO CALM THE FUCK DOWN! ALRIGHT?! IT’S GOING TO BE FINE! JUST FUCKING RELAX!

Ravenpig
Ravenpig
9 years ago

^Calm down, Costanza Please… to all the people bitching about people bitching about Maynard: Enough already, we know that you don’t like people bitching about Maynard.How would you like it if somebody started bitching about YOU bitching about them bitching about Maynard.Now that would suck wouldn’t it?There, now I think you get my point.So let’s just stop all the bitching about Maynard, and also all the bitching about bitching about Maynard once and for all… so we can get down to the really important bitching about Justin that has been put off for way too long, in my opinion. Wow,… Read more »

ajreeb
ajreeb
9 years ago

Blair (if you happen to troll here),

With the high profile exposure of William Blake’s Jerusalem over the past two years, i.e. a certain wedding last year and a certain theme to a sporting EVEent, and that you brought it up… I’m wondering if there’s a BMB relation to the poet, you share his last name! Or is this surname only by sheer coincidence an occult tongue here?

Chris

WB and Catherine had no offsprings that survived birthing.

st1nkf1st
st1nkf1st
Member
9 years ago

gonna announce some dates and confirm the Japan thingy

Intension
Intension
9 years ago

I thought it was interesting blair mentioned danny and justin possibly discussing album titles. I believe i heard in an interview before thats one of the last things they argue about!

Calfium Jay
Calfium Jay
9 years ago

I’d be surprised if the album wasn’t at least 90% written by now.

MrCuntydoodlepants
MrCuntydoodlepants
9 years ago

I thought it was interesting blair mentioned danny and justin possibly discussing album titles. I believe i heard in an interview before thats one of the last things they argue about!

My fingers are crossed, hopefully this is a good sign

bob
bob
9 years ago

i forgot about the album title being the last thing on the list! good call Calfium!!!

cultiv8420
cultiv8420
9 years ago

[from the newsletter] …Plus, when I last saw the world-renowned entomologist Rance Q. Spartley (whose existence, whether real or fictional or an in-between tulpa, is an important part of my on-going therapy as a bonafide arachnophobe), while seeking his expertise on behalf of the band (?), I had a different, more critter invested place in mind (Japan lacking in such venomous threats – unless, that is, you count Mothra). But before you start spreading Pepsodent behind your ears as a possible deterrent, again, I have NOT received anything that could be considered official about any shows on this aqueous gem… Read more »

tiresias
tiresias
Member
9 years ago

Where is the Entaphiosis hoodie on Merch? Interesting etymology behind the term ‘entaphiosis’ as well: http://www.experiencefestival.com/entaphiosis

ThatGuy
ThatGuy
9 years ago

^
interesting entaphiosis reference. The burial is necessary for the seed to grow, which takes time. So thats why Tool is taking so long. The seed must grow.

Z-Werewolf
Z-Werewolf
9 years ago

I couldn’t agree more with @brokenchimes… The Joe Rogan interview was a great one and I think Joe knew how to do the dance and ask about Tool without asking about Tool. He extracted some good answers with his technique and I think the “Truck Writing” conversation was directly pertaining to TOOL and TOOL only… That’s the only band he devotes that sort of attention to when he writes. APC and Puscifer are totally different. I don’t think Maynard is holding anything up intentionally. He’s got prior commitments and you can’t put a vineyard on pause. Also, just in case… Read more »

Jethro Tool
Jethro Tool
9 years ago

its just the november 2010 newsletter all over again… only this time i reckon its all true and there is nothing doing cos ITS DONE!

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