Adam discusses lawsuit and new album with Yahoo Music

In a new interview today, Adam has a chat with Yahoo Music about the lawsuit, and also gives us some further information on Tool’s new album:

“When you try to be ethical and sleep well at night and try to do the right thing, and people around you are not doing the right thing and trying to take advantage of you, it really affects your creativity and your sleep and your relationships with people and everything you do,” Jones reveals in an exclusive interview with Yahoo! Music. “We would have had an album out a long time ago, we would have been taking more tours. But we’ve been discouraged and distracted by this major lawsuit, which is the worst thing that’s ever happened to us. It reminds me of one of those ads you see on TV where a guy goes, ‘Have you been in a car wreck? Call us!’”

Think what you will in regards to the effect of the lawsuit in regards to the delay, but it’s good news to hear that Tool are now firmly back on track, hopefully to at least hit the studio this year.

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insertcrypticnameher
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insertcrypticnameher

What a horrible synopsis of the lawsuit

“The Kafka-esque scenario, which wrapped up the week of March 2, began in 2007 when one of Tool’s employees claimed he created artwork for the band and wanted credit. Jones insists there was no merit in the man’s claim and the band assumed its insurance company would take care of the matter. The company refused, and when Tool disputed the legality of their refusal, the company filed its own suit against the band.”

BellJH
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BellJH

I’m so glad to hear that there may be up to 11 proper tracks on the new album. That would be worth the wait…. add in 3-4 fillers and that is a solid amount of material to digest. What I disliked about 10K Days is that there really only was about 7 actual songs.

adoxnz
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adoxnz

for tool to release 11 “proper” tracks, plus segues (when we already know one of the songs is 17 or 20 minutes long … what interview was that from…?)

It would have to be a double album. Lets not go jumping to conclusions here

McBurney
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McBurney

Danny told an interviewer prior to their tour in 2013 that they had a song they had been working on that ” will probably be over a 20 minute piece when it’s all finished, so it will be a good part of the record.” Not trying to be a pessimist but If you want a double album you’d have to wait much longer.. interview is here: http://www.therock.net.nz/Tools-Danny-Carey-talks-to-Tracey/tabid/381/articleID/23856/Default.aspx

Fanny Alger
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Fanny Alger

10 tracks in “various stages of completion” doesn’t mean there will be 11 proper tracks on the new album. I would love that, and of course I would love it if it pushed the length to double album range, but I wouldn’t get your hopes up. Some of those songs might not make it on the album, and given though overall lack of accuracy of the article I’m taking that number with a huge grain of salt. That said, fingers crossed!

Fanny Alger
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Fanny Alger

“given *the* overall lack of accuracy…”

typo

ahlaphus
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ahlaphus

Double album, gots to be. If it’s a single, will slam my dick in a car door in disappointment. If it’s a double, would run the dick up a flagpole in enjoyment. Triple album secures a seat on the spaceship currently being developed by Al Gore for the “Manned Mission to the Sun” program (NASA sponsored) he’s always dreamed about.

budsyralli
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budsyralli

well thought up…..question is do you follow up with it

Intension
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Intension

1 God damn song done. Not working every day. Fuck man. I didn’t take anything good from that.

Qwaneesha
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Qwaneesha

The worst thing i took from the email was the part where Adam opened up about the illness another member is suffering, and that you went on bitching about how they werent fulfilling your timeline for an album.

You deserve to be trolled by Maynard.

Krazy
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Krazy

So what’s this about a life threatening illness- who? Didn’t Danny break a rib or collarbone or something? MJK has been busy with the winery, Puscifer, and to a lesser extent APC- don’t think its him. They’ve been doing mini-tours.

Am I gullible asking what’s going on here (trolled) or is this legit?

fulcanelli
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fulcanelli

I’m glad that the illness is no longer an issue. I think it’s completely understandable that the person was unable to be creative during that time.

All of this talk of “proper” tracks is being read into way too much. Segues are most likely counted in the 11 tracks. I think that most of Tool’s segues are well thought out and I suppose that I’m in the minority but I love them. I wonder if it’ll be a CD only release.

Qwaneesha
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Qwaneesha

Anyone who complains about segues clearly hasn’t had the fun experience of playing dier eier von satan while their grandma is in the room.

Here’s hoping that all members are feeling much better now!

Stinkfist
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Stinkfist

I’d bet she was like “yeah, right!” (Rolls her eyes) when you said “Oh, Grandma, it’s just a recipe for chocolate chip cookies!”

UndKeineEier
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Because she knows it’s actually a recipe for hash sugar cookies.

Intension
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Intension

Band member being ill sucks. I imagine it was Justin. But who knows what it could have been? It seems that should be more of a reason for a delay than a lawsuit. Sure any legal issues can suck, but you should be able to work along side of that and even focus your anger and make some bad ass tunes. Big bands get sued all the time. But, as soon as we think progress is being made, another statement comes out, like Nope. We only have one song done. Health is always first, happy for whoever that’s out of… Read more »

Maynerd
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Maynerd

Lawsuit and health issues aside, laziness has been an issue for Tool since the end of the main touring cycle for 10,000 Days which was December 2007.
A lot of wasted time has elapsed since.

budsyralli
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budsyralli

alcoholism is a terrible thing……happy to know that there is support for him. keep strong

budsyralli
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budsyralli

alcoholism is an issue to address medically/physically/spiritually…….. purely speculation……. btw wheres my free tshirt hellboy?

budsyralli
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budsyralli

my membership t shirt…. for being a supporter of fourtheye.. 🙂 🙂 🙂

ahlaphus
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ahlaphus

In case anyone is interested… There’s an unsigned Salival DVD for sale at the toolband shop.

Cory
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Cory

Thanks dude! I’m late in saying this, but I snagged a copy yesterday. Woo hoo! Fuck you Ebay scalpers!

ahlaphus
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ahlaphus

Blanket(s) with shirts of a multicolored blend are now up for sale!

elusivEuphoria
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elusivEuphoria

Tool should release a snuggie made out of Tool hoodies with a 3rd sleeve in the crotch with the Tool wrench printed on it. That way you can comfortably pry open your 3rd eye, 6 inches at a time.

nxrm
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nxrm