Even Maynard James Keenan is sick of waiting for the new Tool album. During the band’s performance at the Northern Invasion festival over the weekend, the vocalist asked the rest of Tool to please, if you could, finish the long-awaited album.
“I beg you, Danny, Adam, and Justin, please finish your parts so I can finish mine,” Keenan said, referring to drummer Danny Carey, guitarist Adam Jones and bassist Justin Chancellor.
Carey, Jones and Chancellor entered the studio earlier this year to record the instrumentals to the album, the much-anticipated follow-up to 2006’s 10,000 Days. Earlier this month, the band announced that they’d finished drum tracking for the record.
Keenan’s onstage comment didn’t seem mean-spirited, though, as it appeared to be part of pre-planned banter timed to a guitar riff in between songs. You can judge for yourself and watch the fan-recorded footage now on YouTube.
Tool will reconvene later this month to headline Rock on the Range in Columbus, Ohio, so maybe we’ll get a album update then. In the meantime, Carey, Jones and Chancellor are holding their ongoing series of live music clinics, during which they’ll speak about their writing and recording processes.
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