Blair has released the March 2013 Tool Newsletter today, and rather than being an April Fools Joke, it seems to refer to a fire that happened recently in the Tool Loft:
Rather than posting the newsletter that I had originally planned for March – due to recent circumstances involving the band’s rehearsal space – this morning (fueled by 2 cups of Café du Monde), I hastily penned this somewhat somber substitute. And here’s why: With no one present (save, perhaps, for some tattooed phantoms of prior late night carousing), around midnight on Sunday, March 31, 2013 in the common era (or early Monday morning – April 1 in the same era vulgaris) part of the Tool loft caught on fire.
I’m assuming it’s legit, as Blair has already posted his King Buzzo related Toolband joke. Hopefully this only turns out to be a short term setback for writing sessions.