We’ve been talking about new Tool projects underway for quite some time, and now frontman Maynard James Keenan, in a visit to Marc Maron’s WTF podcast, has gotten everyone’s jimmies rustled and chakras a-jumble by dropping the following news regarding actual progress on a new album:
Maynard: 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.
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. Gotta listen to the sounds, and go from the sounds.
Listen to the entire interview here.