Maynard James Keenan Talks New Tool Album Progress, Says He’s Waiting To Hear The Music (Updated)


Tool, A Perfect Circle, etc. singer Maynard James Keenan was a recent guest on the WTF Podcast. He was asked about the future of Tool around 01:31:30 in, to which he replied:

“I’m gonna stop by the rehearsal space today, in theory, having beaten them up going “please give me music, please give me music, please give me music, please give me music, please give me music”. In theory they have a CD for me today, to listen to some jams, so we can get this thing going.”

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Following that, the below exchange took place:

WTF Podcast: You got words?

Maynard: Not till I hear the sounds.

WTF Podcast: Is that how it works?

Maynard: Yeah, I’ve gotta hear the sounds, and I can’t write words until I hear the sounds—and I haven’t heard the sounds.

Update – August 22nd 11:40am:

It has since been revealed that while only airing this past week, this interview was originally conducted in March of this year; suggesting considerable progress may have now been made on the album.

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