It’s been a while since I’ve posted about Tool Newsletters, and I feel bad. Blair’s a friend and a great supporter of all things Tool, and his stuff is worth reading. He’s posted a couple lately, both of which recount some anecdotes regarding the band, and possibly hint at further surprises to come.
The October Newsletter predictably covers Halloween, and not only contains a few photos of band members out and about and a “spooky” story (perhaps):
Before the show started, I was relieving myself inside one of the venue’s restrooms, when I overheard two concertgoers enthusiastically talking. They weren’t predicting the band’s set list, or analyzing “Fear Inoculum”, but, instead, were comparing notes on one of Maynard’stool opiate Caduceus wines, and doing so in an opaque language that could only be understood by experienced tasters. But, wine aficionados speaking vino vernacular in the men’s room at a prog-metal show wasn’t the scary thing.
There’s a September Newsletter, which is actually well hidden which hints at good news:
I heard one of Danny’s closest friends mention something that was truly music to my ears. Let’s hope it happens.
Who knows what that means. Let our imagination run wild, and imagine Opiate videos, Vinyl remasters and decoy albums. Perhaps it’s some special news regarding a possible Volto! comeback? Either way, that newsletter again features some nice (but small) images of various backstage hijinks, so is worth a look.
That’s it for now, Friday seems to be tour announcement day for Aussie fans, so stay tuned!