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Danny Carey Says New Tool Songs Are “Too Long For The Radio”


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There’s a bit more info to glean regarding Tool‘s forthcoming new album in another recent interview with the band’s drummer Danny Carey. Speaking recently with Kerrang!, he offered:

“Well, whatever those guys play is how they express themselves. Adam and Justin aren’t musically educated, so they just come up with the weirdest shit. I just try to anchor it down and make it simple. The cool thing is every time I think I’ve simplified it as much as I can, we’ll give it to Maynard and he’ll do something even more simplified – to the point where practically anyone can sing it! It’s simple shit and it’s coming out, man. The tracks are long…too long! Definitely too long for the radio (laughs)!”

When pressed for further info, including potential track titles, etc., he replied:

“It’s all still a work in progress. We don’t even go there until the record is done. It needs to have a voice of its own – just like this new Legend Of The Seagullmen record. You don’t think about that until the project’s finished and it all comes together and connects. Everything has its own voice. It’s funny how people understand it all when it comes to concepts. I know from Pink Floyd, Yes, all these bands – there was no fucking concept. Those guys would just go in there and do it until it was done…and that’s when it takes shape. At that point, it will tell you what to do, just like any piece of art ever made.”

Legend Of The Seagullmen, his supergroup with Mastodon‘s Brent Hinds and more, will release their self-titled debut album on February 09th. According to Carey, Tool‘s new album will arrive later this year.

[via Alternative Nation]

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