Tool Newsletter September 2016 updated

As Blair hinted at in the January 2017 newsletter, he has also updated the one from September 2016.  For those with short memories, September 2016 was the infamous “positive thinking” one.  Blair mentions recent interviews with Justin, Danny’s appearance on the Seth Meyers show and even Adam at recent VIP outings as good evidence that the next Tool album is indeed a thing.

I doubt this is changing anyone’s mind though – I don’t expect that any of the skeptics are going to change their mind.  I for one am content to wait for whatever may come.  I’m obviously a huge Tool fan, but life is not so empty that a lack of Tool albums becomes an object of scorn or hate.

Instead I look forward to seeing Puscifer here in Adelaide in a couple of nights time (there’s even a free wine tasting in town before hand).  I’ll continue to enjoy the large number of quality releases from other artists. Code Orange may have already released an album I might have on my top 10 of 2017 (we’ll see in 12 months time I guess!)

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lumps
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lumps

I agree a lot with you here.

People need to chill.

Jethro Tool
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Jethro Tool

I am gonna be positive and say the album has been delayed a year but is now ready. Judging by his book MJK probably has an APC lp, Puscifer lp, wine, wrestling, kung fu and jogging all wrapped up too. Good lad.

Naimed
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Naimed

“The cake is a lie…”

DRURY
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DRURY

More and more it seems like Tool is the band version of that relationship where you have good chemistry (sexually) but cannot make real life work out and you get together as a facade to have sex, or in Tools case, make money. Everything else is lip service or maybe even meager attempts to build something out of it, but deep down there’s nothing really moving forward.

Well, that was therapeutic.

njbrey15
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njbrey15

Great insight into your life DRURY, dont really see how that plays into this dynamic, but thanks for playing.

Maynerd
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Maynerd

Maynard is going to make some really good money this year. Wow.

mattw
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mattw

I think I remember A Perfect Circle did some tour dates back in December 2000 and Lateralus came out in May, 2001. So maybe Tool have already recorded their new album (they’ve definitely had some time) and Maynard has a little extra freedom before Tool’s new record comes out. Maybe Tool have already recorded material and Maynard has added vocals. I also think they’ve been deliberately shady with us with a long time now. Keep things very quiet until it is ‘done’ and then make announcements. If this album is “cooking” and “it’s in the oven”, it can’t be in… Read more »

hexagone
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hexagone

As a skeptic, it’s not about hate. It never has been. At this point it’s only WTF. There is no good reason for 10+ years oth. That’s all.

hexagone
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hexagone

Got cut off. 10+ years other than its not fun for them anymore. That’s all.

And those fucking cairns…. maybe those rocks didn’t want to be stacked in the first place. Maybe they should’ve been left where the universe left them.

mattw
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mattw

When was Adam seen in the recording studio with Motorhead? Wasn’t that clip like February 2015 or something? There’s another photo I think from the loft back in October of 2015 with all 4 band members excited that something was ‘done’. I also wouldn’t be surprised if they’ve recorded bits & pieces along the way but just told us very little so as to avoid speculation & misleading stories. Everything is done in time with them but also mostly in secret. I just find it very hard to believe that in 10+ years Maynard hasn’t had any music/material from them… Read more »

unclejackson
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unclejackson

You’re thinking could seem reasonable except that those studio visits have been confirmed as not relating to the new album.

Unless the band has explicitly lied to us (which would be unusual), they were probably recording for some special release, such as the extended version of Opiate or some Salival-type thing.

lumps
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lumps

I’m pretty sure that they were just recording something for Opiate.
There’s supposed to be a music video for the song.

But there was supposed to be a music video for The Pot but we got nothing, so… who knows…

atarigw
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atarigw

You’re not wrong about Code Orange. Forever is one of the best albums that I have heard in the last few months for sure. Got to catch them live in Chicago this past week too, one of the most intense shows I’ve been to in a long time

Z-Werewolf
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Z-Werewolf

Adam just posted something interesting on Instagram… “#onefingerchallenge”

Stinkfist
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Stinkfist

A legit post about another arrangement being complete that, while quelling any hopes of April 21 being the album release, does show that they are most definitely being active.

@ out…
Stinkfist

DRURY
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DRURY

I think it’s safe to say the release YEAR st the earliest is now 2018.