Maynard James Keenan Says Tool Are “Midway Through Mixing” Their New Album

Maynard James Keenan has offered an update on the new Tool album. He said the following:

“Update- Midway through mixing. Most likely be a few recalls. Then some arguing. Then Mastering, Artwork, Video, Special Packaging, etc. Best Ballpark Guess- Release date somewhere between Mid May and Mid July. More focused updates to follow as we progress. @tool #simplemath”

This news comes after the frontman recently shot down rumors of an April release following a comment made by drummer Danny Carey.


Maynard James Keenan Says Tool’s New Album Won’t Be Released In April

Danny Carey recently said Tool were planning to release their new album in mid-April, but now it appears that isn’t the case. While responding to a fan on Twitter, Maynard James Keenan shot down the rumors:

Tool’s Website Updated With New Visuals

Tool’s website has been updated with some new visuals and some people are assuming they may be teasers for the band’s upcoming album. You check them out at or over at Reddit (HERE & HERE). It’s worth noting that the visuals appear to be related to previous artwork Meats Meier created for the band. This news comes after Danny Carey recently said the group are planning to release their new album in April.

Danny Carey Says Tool Are Planning To Release Their New Album In April

In the below video captured at this weekend’s NAMM convention, Danny Carey told a fan that Tool‘s new album “should be out mid-April,” adding: “that’s the plan anyway.” This news comes after Maynard James Keenan recently revealed that he finished tracking vocals months ago. Furthermore, Gabriel Shaffer, a friend of the band, has also claimed that he has already heard the effort.

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We got this. #redtruckgallery #tool

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Maynard James Keenan Finishes Tracking Vocals For Tool’s New Album

Maynard James Keenan has offered an update on the new Tool album. According to him, he finished tracking vocals months ago and the effort is currently being mixed. He tweeted the following:

Tool’s Adam Jones Says His Home Was Spared By The California Fires

Tool’s Adam Jones was among the various rock/metal musicians who had to evacuate due to the California fires. Fortunately, it seems his home was spared. He posted the following:

Limp Bizkit’s Fred Durst’s House Reportedly Destroyed In California Fires, Tool, Filter, Etc. Members Evacuated

The deadly fires here in California have had an impact on a number of rock/metal musicians. Among them is Limp Bizkit’s Fred Durst, who appears to have lost his house. He said the following on his Instagram story:

“When you wake up and your house has burned down, but you were able to salvage your chair and thermos and paddleball.”

Durst‘s bandmate Wes Borland also seems to have lost some gear in the fire:

Tool’s Adam Jones and his family have also been evacuated and their house is in danger:

Filter’s Richard Patrick and his family were evacuated as well:

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Some Fire Damage… #thousandoaks

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Furthermore, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea and his family were evacuated, but a neighbor helped save their house:

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Jimi Hendrix saw these Southern California daze when he sang look at the sky turn hellfire red someone’s house is burning down down down down. The Los Angeles air is thick with smoke, ash, and ember and the danger has not passed. My house might have burned down down last night were it not for my friend Eric (in the second pic) who defied the evacuation orders and stayed up all through the night armed with his wits and a garden hose, and put out all the little fires at my house and my neighbors, saving our asses. He is a brave and beautiful, a selfless and kind man. So I was able to go be silly with my kids today and go get our nails painted funny colors, without bearing the heavy weariness of having lost all my stuff. We are not out of the woods yet, but with people like eric around we are gonna be ok. Times like these we have to do everything we can to help each other, listen to each other, step up for our neighbors. Empathy is everything, our greatest trait.

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