Discussing a new studio offering from Tool has become a bit complicated. The band hasn’t put out any new material since 2006’s 10,000 Days, and there have been plenty of rumors surrounding an upcoming LP – none of which came close to fruition just yet. There’s also the fact that frontman Maynard James Keenan kept himself busy releasing music from his other two projects (A Perfect Circle and Puscifer), leaving the future of Tool in doubt.
Today, however, things changed. With Tool currently on tour across the US, our friends over at CraveOnline got an exclusive confirmation from guitarist Adam Jones that the group’s fifth LP is “100% done,” and will see a release in 2014. This seems to fit with the information that Maynard provided in August last year, when he mentioned that he had yet to “hear the sounds” that the band was preparing. There’s also the rumor that the band was working on a movie, but we’ll see where that ends.
CraveOnline’s full report can be checked out below:
In case you forgot where we left off on this whole story, this Loudwire interview with drummer Danny Carey in July last year included the following statement:
“It’s still the three of us right now and four of us it will be soon. You know, just working on all our parts and working on our compositions together. Stylistically, we’re trying to push things in different ways, but it always comes out sounding like Tool no matter what we’re trying to do. We’re working everyday on it and it’s going really well, so I’m hoping we’ll get into the studio by the end of the year.”
He also denied the possibility of a 2013 release – he was right about that one:
“I doubt it. Right now, since we haven’t started tracking stuff at this point, it’ll be hard. We could have the record finished by the end of the year – that’s a possibility, but the logistics of getting it manufactured and getting the record company in line and all this stuff, I doubt we’ll be able to get it out before Christmas. We’ll see how it goes. Most likely, it’ll be early 2014.”
Update: Adam Jones has told RollingStone that he was just joking, though the album is in progress: