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Tool October 2014 Newsletter

Blair published the October 2014 Tool newsletter not long ago (after a short delay due to an overly “frightening” one being drafted earlier) in which he discusses Rance Q. Spartley and a cursed signed Tool drumhead. For those of you with little patience for Blair’s work, I urge you to not bother reading it and take your complaints elsewhere. There seems to be little if any Tool news (though Rance is quite often used as a metaphor for Tool touring – something I suspect is unlikely for a while yet).

There was also an interesting picture (below) and allegedly a 99c drumhead for sale (now out of stock!).

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PUSHER
PUSHER
7 years ago

SPRING? Or too obvious?

BellJH
BellJH
Member
Reply to  PUSHER
7 years ago

If Maynard is only just hearing some nearly-finished tracks now, Spring seems way too ambitious for an album release. More likely they will start recording in Spring for a Winter 2015 release. But I would be very happy to be proved wrong… Tool usually do when it comes to new album predictions…

Fanny Alger
Fanny Alger
Reply to  hellboy1975
7 years ago

Hellboy, do you mean Southern Hemisphere Spring or Northern Hemisphere Spring? Also, what are the chances that they tour some of the new stuff before the album comes out (like, significantly before, not just a few weeks)?

aenimal
aenimal
7 years ago

anyone else notice the box in the background that says PROBLEM 8 FINAL MIX ??

unclejackson
unclejackson
Reply to  hellboy1975
7 years ago

That box has a shadow, correctly cast. No guarantee the box is significant, of course.

Jax30
Jax30
Reply to  unclejackson
7 years ago

If the shirt and box are in fact legit.. then that’s all the evidence I need for now. There has been many *hints* in the past of Problem 8 and Bethlehem abortion clinic. Yet it still remains an open ended mystery that started back to the Ænima days

fulcanelli
fulcanelli
7 years ago

His shirt also says Bethlahem Abortion Clinic. I’m hoping for a Salival like release this Christmas. They’ve hinted at Problem 8 for too long now.

UndKeineEier
Member
7 years ago

Dammit, that picture just gave me the tiniest little start.

bob
bob
7 years ago

i cant read any writing on the box but good work on the t shirt. i didnt look close enough or care to see. im still not into figuring out any of this anymore but their is something they are trying to say a tad. whatever. i will just wait but its good to see something more as little as it is these days..better then nothing.

tiresias
tiresias
Member
7 years ago

The first paragraph is certainly about MJK rejoining the other three members to play his part, orange gatorade and all.

Definitely a Video/Salival type release on the horizon. (Problem 8 and mention of a video character coming back to life).

Maybe August 2015 Release? Portland Music Fest. Alternatively, traditional May Release and Sasquatch?

Good times. I expect to see some new Puscifer dates soon.

Also watch the ToolArmy forum? HAHAHAHAH. Ha… ha… Not. Nevermind.

Jethro Tool
Jethro Tool
7 years ago

Dont think Problem 8 song exists but fully expecting Salival 2 now. At last…

cultiv8420
cultiv8420
7 years ago

https://shop.toolarmy.com/PhotoDetails.asp?ShowDESC=N&ProductCode=CURSED

The “cursed drumhead” has the date of 3-27-14, which is the last show they played Phoenix.

Z-Werewolf
Z-Werewolf
7 years ago

I just wanted to thank some of you for bringing Intronaut to my attention a few years ago here in the forums. I saw them last night at DNA Lounge in SF and it was an amazing show. I purchased the Habitual Levitations Vinyl which they all signed. Such a cool group of very talented guys. So anyways… thanks everyone who mentioned them. To make this post relevant to the topic… That’s Maynard’s dad in the picture right? I’m digging the speculation that’s going on here and hope that some of it’s right… another Salival type album would be a… Read more »

Maynerd
Maynerd
Reply to  Z-Werewolf
7 years ago

Excellent work, Fanboy.

Z-Werewolf
Z-Werewolf
Reply to  Maynerd
7 years ago

You’re soooooooooooooo clever and your comments really mean a ton to me… “Fanboy” that’s such a compliment coming from you… thank you for promoting me from “slime bucket”…

Maynerd
Maynerd
Reply to  Z-Werewolf
7 years ago

I never named you slime bucket.

Z-Werewolf
Z-Werewolf
Reply to  Maynerd
7 years ago

I was being sarcastic…..

ahlaphus
ahlaphus
7 years ago

Pretty sure that’s Blair’s brother (A.K.A. Rance Q. Spartley).

Z-Werewolf
Z-Werewolf
Reply to  ahlaphus
7 years ago

Gotcha… Blair nonsense…

nxrm
nxrm
7 years ago

The individual in the photograph is neither Michael Loren Keenan nor Duncan Blake. I do not know who it actually is though.

insertcrypticnameher
insertcrypticnameher
7 years ago

has anyone seen a picture of Pete Riedling?

junior
junior
Reply to  insertcrypticnameher
7 years ago

That’s not Pete.

Ravenpig
Ravenpig
7 years ago

I’m pretty sure the dude in the picture is Dick Cheney, former VP of the U. S. (No, seriously)

Maynerd
Maynerd
Reply to  Ravenpig
7 years ago

HAHAHAH

budsyralli
budsyralli
Member
7 years ago

he should get his eyes checked out……or…. I want what he is toking 🙂 looks like danny’s cat had something to do with this cryptic picture…

limeygringo
limeygringo
7 years ago

Possible Salival type release filled with demos/jams? I don’t really understand the Riemann hypothesis, but the wiki mentions trival zeroes/non-trivial zeroes. (Non)Trivial zeroes=song parts before they add to the whole. Who knows, though everyone is pretty quick to jump on the side-release bandwagon.

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