The uncertainty of an impending Tool album has been nothing less than a tug-of-war. Every time we’re given a bit of news concerning the band writing new material or even hitting the studio, we’re given an equally devastating blow that amounts to “don’t hold your breath.”
Frontman Maynard James Keenan gave us all just as much when he was recently interviewed by Chilean radio station Futuro. When asked of the potential new Tool record, Keenan wasted no time stamping out the dreams of fanboys and replied, “no new disc. Not this year,” later adding, “I have not written any songs. So no, there is nothing.” Not exactly inspiring very much confidence, is he? So yeah, you’re gonna have to cling to the back catalog and hold out for yet another year. Hopefully we can get something in 2014.
We should start a betting pool; who will release new music first, Necrophagist or Tool?