Tom Morello has reported on Instagram recently that he’s had a chance to check out the work in progress on the new Tool album:
Sounds like the body of evidence pointing to a new Tool album is growing. The when is still very much a question, but I don’t have any doubts this will happen, and hopefully soon.
In other Tool news, they’ve confirmed a second festival slot, this time as part of the Northern Invasion in Wisconsin. They will play the Sunday night on May 13th with Alice In Chains. A Perfect Circle taking part on Saturday. Tickets are a fair bit cheaper than Rock on the Range, though in my opinion the lineup much weaker.
Festivals not your thing? Hold fire and wait and see if there are a few Tool tour dates – I’d be surprised if there weren’t more added over the coming weeks.
Really hope all this talk isn’t just to hype a couple of dates. It would be Really nice to hear something new, anything new.
Fingers crossed for Chicago, it’s right in the middle of these festivals. How far a the no play clause usually extend for a festival?
You think they played a tape or live for Tom?
We will get complaining and I get it. I thought this album was ready in 2011. But some news is better than none with Tool.
I’d say possibly a combination of recordings and live. Even though the band hasn’t recorded as such, no doubt demo recordings of the new material exist.
According to the article linked below it sounds like they will wrap up songwriting this year, and then aim to record early next year. Given that APC haven’t announced dates or anything until a few months into 2018, it’s a timeline that could work.
Man Danny is really shooting his mouth off. Hopefully all for good reason!
It’s cool he’s getting a new kit!
What are the chances of a new song or two in May? Certainly increased
Increased, sure. I just don’t think Tool are the “debut new song live” kinda band. I’d love to be pleasantly surprised though.
The last time I recall them playing a new song live before it was recorded was at the end of the Undertow tour.
It’s going to take Maynard time to write lyrics though. I highly doubt a new album will be out 2018. Maynard’s busy with A Perfect Circle and other shit. Danny has his new project. It just doesn’t seem like a year they would release anything.
Also, I find it weird that Danny was saying that the album would definitely be coming out next year, even though Maynard doesn’t seem to have anything done. Heck, just five months ago Maynard was on Joe Rogan’s podcast saying that the rest of guys were working shit out.
Tool = IDK
At the end of the day, we’re not privvy to the remaining writing process. We hear from a few places that Maynard is quite efficient in his songwriting process. That being the case, and assuming the music needs only minor tweaks to the flow for completion, I don’t see to many issues with the band wrapping up songwriting in the next month. I’m still a skeptic as to the album being release in 2018, but I am quite confident they will at least hit the studio. Whether or not the album gets released in late 2018, or early 2019 is… Read more »
You got good points there.
Only time will tell.
Does Junior have anything to say on this?
I appreciate your website man. This is my new source of information since Toolshed is longer being updated.
I agree, I really think they will record in 2018, but the album itself could not come until early 2019, depending on timelines. I just hope we get some vinyl 10KD and new album, and why not reissue the old albums too???
As long as they record in the first half of 2018, there’s no reason it couldn’t be released that year. Previous albums have been released 6-8 months after they started recording.