No new Tool album in 2013
2013-02-06 by Jack Boaden | 146 Comments

According to Ultimate Guitar, Tool's frontman Maynard Keenan has denied the release of a new album.

"No new disc. Not this year... I have not written any songs. So no, there is nothing", said Keenan.

Same goes for the new A Perfect Circle release. Apparently, with the vocalist focusing on his work with Puscifer and guitarist Billy Howerdel being busy with Ashes Divide there is simply no time for work on a new album at the moment.


Read the full story here: http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/news/general_music_news/tool_not_releasing_a_new_album_in_2013_says_maynar d.html

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Makemebad35
February 6th 2013

747 Comments


Holy shit, now that's shocking.

Iluvatar
Staff Reviewer
February 6th 2013

16083 Comments


this is anti-news

oltnabrick
February 6th 2013

30620 Comments


LOL





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pizzamachine
February 6th 2013

12571 Comments


*grumbles*

ViralOblivion
February 6th 2013

7679 Comments


Lol poor tool fans

ViperAces
February 6th 2013

12404 Comments


ill try to not care
done

Scoot
February 6th 2013

17731 Comments


it's just not coming out and it's time everyone accepts that

ChopSuey
February 6th 2013

2392 Comments


lol

InbredJed
February 6th 2013

5790 Comments


thats ok, Puscifer is bad-ass

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omnipanzer
February 6th 2013

21442 Comments


Shiiiiiiiit I had heard an album was in the works for 2014 but "I have not written any songs" id pretty fucking final.

Cipieron
February 6th 2013

3508 Comments


i love how i submitted this two days ago and it didn't get approved, fuck you


and this news isn't surprising

BassDemon333
February 6th 2013

3364 Comments


Starting to think a new album will never happen at this rate oh well

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Gwyn.
February 6th 2013

15011 Comments


Didn't they say like 2 months ago that the album was half way done rofl

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ILJ
February 6th 2013

6662 Comments


Shouldn't be surprised by this.

Disowning this band now this is fuckin' ridiculous.

sixdegrees
February 6th 2013

16917 Comments


idgaf

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UnnamedOcean
February 6th 2013

3965 Comments


Hahaha saw that coming. Guess they really don't care about making new music.

CrownOfMagnets
February 6th 2013

2249 Comments


Alright I used to like Tool but now that they're pulling this shit I'm done with them

omnipanzer
February 6th 2013

21442 Comments


You can never believe half of the information that comes out of their camp. They have a long history
of fucking with fans that care. You're best off just moseying along and being happily surprised when
one arrives.

evilford
February 6th 2013

22362 Comments


I figured they were playing a joke on the whole idea when the release date was announced as 12/21/12 before

oh well

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mindleviticus
February 6th 2013

8220 Comments


what the fuck

Calc
February 6th 2013

12138 Comments


"Alright I used to like Tool but now that they're pulling this shit I'm done with them"

until the next record comes out.

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FearThyEvil
February 6th 2013

12486 Comments


I feel as this is a joke.

KSK1
February 6th 2013

4081 Comments


Band sucks anyway

Ignimbrite
February 6th 2013

5319 Comments


I've never liked this band, but dear God, they really are dicks to their fanbase. I'm not even a fan and this is fucking annoying: if I were a fan then this would literally be insulting.

SpiritCrusher2
February 6th 2013

2984 Comments


lol this is great

UnnamedOcean
February 6th 2013

3965 Comments


I was really doubting this release. If writing music is such a chore for him, I'll be willing to bet this album will never come.

Makemebad35
February 6th 2013

747 Comments


There's always next year guys!

insomniac15
Staff Reviewer
February 6th 2013

3369 Comments


I read that Carey said in an interview with Rhythm Magazine they were 7 tracks in. So this must be a joke.

"We have six or seven really good frameworks that we’re working on. We’re over half way in my opinion. The first tune is always hard to get polished off. It seems like on every record we have this big, epic thing like ‘Rosetta’, ‘Wings for Marie’ or ‘Lateralus’. That’s the one we’re focusing on now. Once we knock out that, the other songs fall into place around it. We’re right on the fringe of knocking that big one out. We’re all excited and it seems to have progressed really well."

NeoSpaz
February 6th 2013

4518 Comments


oh

JizzInMyPants
February 6th 2013

2369 Comments


watch they are gonna say "NEW ALBUM GOING TO BE RELEASED" and then the release date is going to be like 3 days from now and Twitter/Lastfm/Internet will explode

VermicideReloadead
February 6th 2013

1433 Comments


Maynard Keenan you lazy bastard, get back to work or Hoyt Volker will torture you. We need something with the same level of depth, complexity and epicnees of Trick and leeches and Thrid Eye.

evilford
February 6th 2013

22362 Comments


impossible to know with tool

they could release a double album next week or they could keep suspending the release date out weekly until the end of eternity, who knows

megadedhed
February 6th 2013

94 Comments


New Tool album in 2020... Woooo

megadedhed
February 6th 2013

94 Comments


[IGNORE THIS!]

Gwyn.
February 6th 2013

15011 Comments


Almost two months ago

MO
February 6th 2013

18518 Comments


hahaha

MrElmo
February 6th 2013

1950 Comments


Wanker, why would I want to listen to an album not even the singer gives a f**k about?

Chortles
February 6th 2013

17944 Comments


lol

Aspenshadow
February 6th 2013

307 Comments


okay

NonApplicable
February 6th 2013

1951 Comments


This article was approved with a broken link. Moderators need to get their act together.

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slipnslide
February 6th 2013

2640 Comments


i feel like this is a joke [2] thx


Uranium
February 6th 2013

7086 Comments


fucking hate this bullshit

evilford
February 6th 2013

22362 Comments


'GaynardJamesKeenan'

lmfao

evilford
February 6th 2013

22362 Comments


news like this really brings out the best in people

KeithStone582
February 6th 2013

1480 Comments


That's what I get for dreaming...

FrozenVain
February 6th 2013

2409 Comments


HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

NonApplicable
February 6th 2013

1951 Comments


Maybe the band minus the vocalist are done half the record? In the article it states that Maynard hasn't written anything, but maybe there's still a chance!

linguist2011
Contributing Reviewer
February 6th 2013

1861 Comments


You know what? I'm actually beyond caring to hear that there isn't going to be a Tool album this year. I mean, it seems that Maynard James Keenan is worrying too much about his own side projects than anything else.

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Wizard
February 6th 2013

19336 Comments


I think they should just call it a day and go out on a high note.

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drasticaction74
February 6th 2013

1729 Comments


somebody cares alot anymore

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Drummerboy123
February 6th 2013

2341 Comments


LOL

Remember when this new album was supposed to come in 2012?

Meh. They can take as long as they want. 2013 is fuckin' jammed up as it is.

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GringoSuave89
February 6th 2013

1023 Comments


more bummed about no APC than Tool

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StallionMang
February 6th 2013

5436 Comments


Haha, totally saw this coming! Seriously Tool, if you want us to keep worshipping you like we do, PLEASE try to put out more than one record a decade.

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paxman
February 6th 2013

4084 Comments


well, they put out two last decade and two the decade before so...

Honestly, don't believe anything that comes out of Maynard's mouth regarding a new album. He's a known jokester.

GnarlyShillelagh
Staff Reviewer
February 6th 2013

6094 Comments


what the actual fuck

PostMesmeric
February 6th 2013

360 Comments


Supposedly, the rest of the band said that the album was about halfway done late 2012. I guess the other half will take another six years, so...Tool 2018.

Maynard has so many other projects and hobbies that this really didn't surprise me. It disappointed me, but didn't surprise me.

baldymort
February 6th 2013

763 Comments


fucking lol

evilford
February 6th 2013

22362 Comments


yeah what paxman said

nafisheavymetal
February 6th 2013

3 Comments


EVERYONE this is an interview with Danny Carey
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2t1lt99CWnA skip to 3:00 or so and he talks about them recording their new album, and this video's almost a year old. Maynard's just fuckin around, as usual.

deathofasalesman
February 6th 2013

5824 Comments


Maynard probably said this out of spite towards the question. He likes to be a dick all the time.

someguest
February 6th 2013

20393 Comments


I've never liked this band, but dear God, they really are dicks to their fanbase. I'm not even a fan and this is fucking annoying: if I were a fan then this would literally be insulting.


They haven't had a bad album yet. I think they're allowed to do what they want, chief.

Insurrection
Contributing Reviewer
February 6th 2013

20791 Comments


Shocker

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Betacra
February 6th 2013

305 Comments


Oh for fuck sake just disband already, put people out of their misery.

I'm listening to Aenima now, I still love Tool but I don't give two shits about Maynard's antics and I really don't care about a new album, they've got four great albums and I'm happy enough with that.

North0House2
February 6th 2013

5851 Comments


NEW TOOL ALBUM 2012

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evilford
February 6th 2013

22362 Comments


( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

UnnamedOcean
February 6th 2013

3965 Comments


Tool should just disband at this point.

ShadowRemains
February 6th 2013

20535 Comments


some gullible garys itt

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YankeeDudel
February 6th 2013

9311 Comments


maynard is just drunk. dont listen to him ever.

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Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
February 6th 2013

50093 Comments


what a tool

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jayt851
February 6th 2013

129 Comments


Pucifer is trash .

Decapod
February 6th 2013

1006 Comments


I used to love, Tool. Fuck em now.

ashcrash9
February 6th 2013

386 Comments


inb4 it takes them 10,000 days to release anything new

YankeeDudel
February 6th 2013

9311 Comments


http://grungereport.net/?p=20612

"In the February 2013 issue of Rhythm Magazine, Tool drummer Danny Carey discussed progress on the band’s new album, “We have six or seven really good frameworks that we’re working on. We’re over half way in my opinion. The first tune is always hard to get polished off. It seems like on every record we have this big, epic thing like ‘Rosetta’, ‘Wings for Marie’ or ‘Lateralus’. That’s the one we’re focusing on now. Once we knock out that, the other songs fall into place around it. We’re right on the fringe of knocking that big one out. We’re all excited and it seems to have progressed really well.” Danny also mentioned that Maynard isn’t working with the band yet, which means they’re still working on just the music."

^ So Maynard just hasnt added the vocals yet. They usually do that last. Get the tubes out your bloody holes.

sjp55555
February 6th 2013

85 Comments


They haven't released any new music cause they know they have probably got shit material that would get panned if they ever released it.

conesmoke
February 6th 2013

5198 Comments


"You can never believe half of the information that comes out of their camp. They have a long history
of fucking with fans that care. You're best off just moseying along and being happily surprised when
one arrives. " [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10]

Fucking ay omnipanzer.

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
February 6th 2013

50093 Comments


Yeah Maynard doesn't write the songs ya dunkers

slimdaddy
February 6th 2013

428 Comments


I don't believe this yet, not until I hear it from the horse's mouth. Not from some Hispanic middle man

Graveyard
February 6th 2013

5701 Comments


"... I have not written any songs. So no, there is nothing", said Keenan."

I forgot he was the only member in the band

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KjSwantko
February 6th 2013

9277 Comments


He's just fucking with everybody. Album this year or not, there's no way its been almost 7 years and there isn't a single new song written.

MichaelSnoxall
February 6th 2013

12163 Comments


I think they should just call it a day and go out on a high note.

They have a contract set for five albums. After this next one, they'll quit.

slipnslide
February 6th 2013

2640 Comments


( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

zaruyache
February 6th 2013

6267 Comments


I'm assuming by saying he hasn't "written any songs," he meant "any more material lately," not new content in general. Wiki says that last March they'd had enough stuff for five songs, so this new quote must be lacking context or something.

Still not surprising though.

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savagecabbage
February 6th 2013

2105 Comments


they'll do what they'll do. If this news ruined your life then just kill yourself.

MichaelSnoxall
February 6th 2013

12163 Comments


I'm assuming by saying he hasn't "written any songs," he meant "any more material lately," not new content in general. Wiki says that last March they'd had enough stuff for five songs, so this new quote must be lacking context or something.

I'm taking him saying "I have not written any songs" as that he himself hasn't written any songs. The rest of the band has, but he himself hasn't written any lyrics or anything.

NightmareCinema16
February 6th 2013

2016 Comments


I have to wait ANOTHER YEAR? What does Tool do in their freetime?

Acrosstheshield13
February 7th 2013

791 Comments


who cares...

Aspenshadow
February 7th 2013

307 Comments


not really that good of a band

Dunpeal
February 7th 2013

3656 Comments


i hope nobody is sitting on the edge of their seat in anticipation, and if you are you're a huge faggot. and that has nothing to do with being a Tool fan. live your lives, pussies

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vivacarter
February 7th 2013

21 Comments


long hair dont care

Fluttertrank
February 7th 2013

17098 Comments


YES! NO NEW TOOL!!!!

johnnydeking29
February 7th 2013

9016 Comments


This is probably good news...
...however, I still think there's a good chance it'll come out (Maynard is probs trolling)

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mvlamborghini
February 7th 2013

16 Comments


This is really disappointing...

Danny Carey said that the new album would be completed by the end of 2012. Now Maynard says nothing has been written. He hasn't written any songs. Hope he really is trolling. I'm a huge Tool fan, this album better be pretty darn good when it's released, whether it's this year or next. Hopefully not a 9-10 year wait.

KILL
February 7th 2013

71454 Comments


rip

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DrGonzo1937
February 7th 2013

5515 Comments


I used to care, now I don't give a shit. I'll just listen to the new M.T.VOID album when it comes out this year instead. Fuck Maynard, the little creep.

Cygnatti
February 7th 2013

21350 Comments


Agreed base.

conesmoke
February 7th 2013

5198 Comments


...sure bra.

BigPleb
February 7th 2013

36001 Comments


Couldn't give a fuck really

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conesmoke
February 7th 2013

5198 Comments


i give some fuck, just not as much as my younger self.

Mabbitt
February 7th 2013

1352 Comments


Didn't they say that they were halfway done with the album or something? Now they haven't written anything..

Drummerboy123
February 7th 2013

2341 Comments


Maynard meant that he hasn't wrote lyrics for the album yet.

It could be instrumentally done.

MO
February 7th 2013

18518 Comments


only tool can release a statement about not doing an album and it making sputnik news, if ANY other band said that it wouldn't be news ugh

Spec
February 7th 2013

27141 Comments


Spec will not be releasing any music this year.

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dawija1017
February 7th 2013

555 Comments


It's hilarious how fucking enraged all you people are... "Maynard is such a dick! Albums NEVER coming out! Omg Fuck this band!" ...It's annoyingly ironic. They are people too, and unfortunately they have a lot more going on with their lives than any of you do=/

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Jamper
February 7th 2013

95 Comments


Maynard has tricked us before... i just dont give a shit about what they say anymore... when the album comes, then i'll listen to it. until then, i dont care about maynard's schemes. However, i guess they lost the timing and sincerely i think that the album will probably suck. Metal has changed a lot since 10000 days and it's hard for me to believe they will still pull out something original

GringoSuave89
February 7th 2013

1023 Comments


everyone seems to have forgotten about the April Fools incident....

GringoSuave89
February 7th 2013

1023 Comments


double post, my bad.

Gwyn.
February 7th 2013

15011 Comments


What incident

and it's not april fools

MO
February 7th 2013

18518 Comments


something to do with maynard saying they wouldn't release an album cause he found god lol

GringoSuave89
February 7th 2013

1023 Comments


Yup, leading up to the release of 10,000 Days. The ensuing panic from fanboys was hilarious.

Ire
February 7th 2013

41754 Comments


lol guys remember when there was a news article with this kind of title in 2011

Avagantamos
February 7th 2013

1852 Comments


New Tool album: Half Life 3

krig9412
February 7th 2013

794 Comments


Why are people surprised? Tool, or most likely Maynard, are complete snobbish asses when it comes to dealing with their fanbase. They make great music but if it wasn't for Chancellor I'd have stopped listening to them on principle a long time ago.

someguest
February 7th 2013

20393 Comments


They are people too, and unfortunately they have a lot more going on with their lives than any of you do=/


lol

EyesWideShut
February 7th 2013

3131 Comments


haha Tool those tricksters.

New album probably comes out next week

BlazeWilson
February 7th 2013

68 Comments


Shit. Might as well kill myself now

omnipanzer
February 7th 2013

21442 Comments


"only tool can release a statement about not doing an album and it making sputnik news, if ANY other
band said that it wouldn't be news ugh"

MO bringing the trooff.

Trist66
February 7th 2013

148 Comments


If Danny or Justin had said this, maybe I would be a little bit thrown off.

But c'mon this is Maynard we are dealing with. Dude is certifiable loony-toons. I've heard so much other stuff from other, less
insane members that leads me to believe that this is a load of shazbot.

Ire
February 7th 2013

41754 Comments


just remembered that they haven't been good since 2001 lol

dawija1017
February 7th 2013

555 Comments


^is that when your musical taste took a nosedive?

Ire
February 7th 2013

41754 Comments


yea age seven was my peak

MuhNamesTyler
February 7th 2013

3860 Comments


band i don't like doesn't do something

cool

oltnabrick
February 7th 2013

30620 Comments


Tool fans are the best in the world!!!!!

mindleviticus
February 7th 2013

8220 Comments


shut your face

oltnabrick
February 7th 2013

30620 Comments


what y?

RikRoach7
February 7th 2013

85 Comments


Hope this is a joke to avoid the album getting leaked (just like they did with 10,000 Days while releasing a false tracklist).

Drummerboy123
February 7th 2013

2341 Comments


People are still gonna be searching

"Tool album 2013 torrent" into Google on a daily basis anyways.

Progbeat
February 7th 2013

7 Comments


_|_

Durrzo
February 7th 2013

1099 Comments


"I've never liked this band, but dear God, they really are dicks to their fanbase. I'm not even a fan and this is fucking annoying: if I were a fan then this would literally be insulting."

My feelings exactly. I don't have any idea what people find so great about this band, but they do have a loyal fanbase.... that they apparently don't give a shit about. Cool guys.


demigod!
February 7th 2013

44149 Comments


well that's a slap on the balls

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giraffesareepic88
February 7th 2013

74 Comments


Give it another 15 years and maybe we'll see something

chug73
February 7th 2013

985 Comments


Is anyone actually honestly surprised?

NightmareCinema16
February 7th 2013

2016 Comments


Why would I have to be? Keenan is probably trolling or just too lazy to make another album.

jesterhead92
February 7th 2013

65 Comments


A lot of Tool fans say that Maynard is this genius musician and songwriter but he's not even working
with the band on their music?

Dimor
February 8th 2013

1757 Comments


You can't really take anything that Maynard says about Tool seriously anymore, we'll just have to wait and see. The album
might be released next week for all we know.

TheEnygma
February 8th 2013

46 Comments


crap, somebody made the Tool album = Half Life 3 thing before I could

sailSAway
February 8th 2013

840 Comments


reverse psychology.

GiantSpeck
February 8th 2013

202 Comments


I'd rather have a new APC album than a new Tool album.

dupuisj8
March 4th 2013

62 Comments


Maynard is going to make at least one of his fans vomit with anger before he drops the album (Which has probably been finished for years for all we know).

MO
March 4th 2013

18518 Comments


good, fuck him, he's losing his voice anyways, all about the other 3 at this point OHHH DID I JUST GO THERE!!!@WERGFAERGJNIPQW#$JTP@

demigod!
March 4th 2013

44149 Comments


all about Aenima

NightmareCinema16
March 4th 2013

2016 Comments


ffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffair enough.

Uranium
March 5th 2013

7086 Comments


everybody wants another aenima

demigod!
March 5th 2013

44149 Comments


naw i'm happy with 1

Uranium
March 5th 2013

7086 Comments


aenima of the soul

Dimor
March 5th 2013

1757 Comments


@GiantSpeck

Oh ffs just shut up

GiantSpeck
March 12th 2013

202 Comments


@Dimor

Uh... no.



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