Tool Teasing Something Related To “10,000 Days”

It looks like Tool are planning to revisit their 2006 album, “10,000 Days,” in the near future. The band recently shared a cryptic teaser related to the record on Instagram. You can check that out below. It is unclear what the group are teasing, but we should know more “soon.”

Tool’s Maynard James Keenan On Artists Trying To Maintain Relevancy: “It Turns To Desperation Very Quickly”

During a recent appearance on “The Joe Rogan Experience,” Maynard James Keenan (Tool, A Perfect Circle, etc.) discussed the cultural impact of TikTok. The frontman says when artists try to use the platform to maintain their relevancy “it turns to desperation very quickly.”

Keenan said the following:

“I won’t be relevant with the TikTokers of the world because it’s just not on their radar. The things they respond to now…I’m not necessarily relevant. But there’s an entire generation of people that’s not my generation. They’ve grown with this thing, so as they’re aging, they’re going to be discovering it.”

He continued when asked about relevancy:

“You can’t [think about that], because then you’ll be desperate and get plastic surgery and look an alien trying to insert yourself into some stupid fucking thing. It turns to desperation really quickly, so just maintain your art.”

He also added:

“It turns to desperation very quickly. It reeks. So just maintain your art, dude.”

[via Metal Hammer]

Tool’s Adam Jones Gifts Young Musicians With His Signature Les Paul Custom Guitar

Tool’s Adam Jones has gifted two young musicians, Maya Neelakantan and Camden Edie, with his signature Les Paul guitar. You can see footage of the kids with their signed guitars and some videos of them covering Tool below:

[via The PRP]

Maynard James Keenan (Tool, A Perfect Circle) Says He Has Had COVID-19 Four Times

During a recent interview with the Arizona Republic, Maynard James Keenan (Tool, A Perfect Circle, Puscifer) discussed his past bouts with COVID-19. The frontman says he has already contracted the disease four times.

Keenan, who is vaccinated, said the following:

“I just had it the fourth time. I got the European-flavored one. That was fun.”

He went on to say that he is already feeling better:

“It was a flu. It’s done.”

Keenan also had the following to say about touring during the pandemic:

“I mean, when you’re in a room full of thousands of people, it’s being passed around. You get into a tube and you fly 10 hours in a contained environment, you’re gonna get it. If somebody has it and you’re gonna get it, you can get it. That’s just the nature of what it is now. We need to embrace that and stop freaking the (expletive) out.”

Watch Brass Against Cover Tool’s “Stinkfist” With Adam Jones, Justin Chancellor, & Danny Carey

While Brass Against were opening for Tool in Budapest, Hungary, Tool’s Adam Jones, Justin Chancellor, and Danny Carey joined the band onstage for a performance of “Stinkfist.” You can see footage of that below:

Watch Dennis Chambers Add His Own Drums To Tool’s “Schism”

Modern Drummer Hall Of Fame inductee Dennis Chambers (Parliament/Funkadelic, Santana, etc.) recently performed a cover of Tool’s “Schism” for Drumeo. You can see footage of him adding his own drums to the track below:

[via The PRP]

Tool’s Adam Jones Says He Would Like To Tour With Arch Enemy

During a recent interview with Metal Hammer, Tool’s Adam Jones opened up about choosing opening acts for the band’s headlining tours. Notably, he also mentioned that he would like to tour with Arch Enemy someday.

Jones said the following about choosing openers:

“I mean, a lot of bands that are our level do the industry giveaway, take out a band that will actually pay them for the exposure. We’ve never done that. Never done pay-to-play back in the old Sunset Strip days, and never charged bands that we take out with us. We always pay the bands and ask them ourselves, and we always take out bands that we like.

We don’t have to look for a band to draw tickets, because we don’t really have a problem doing that, so what we do is we take turns. It’s Dan‘s turn so he picks this band, then it’s Justin’s turn and he picks that band, Maynard‘s turn and he picks a band. This time it was my turn and I picked Brass Against. I have always really liked them: their energy, their cover songs, their wind section…you don’t really see that anymore.”

He also added the following when asked which band he would like tour with someday:

“That’s a loaded question! There are so many! I really like Arch Enemy. That was one that I was really thinking about asking.”

Tool’s Maynard James Keenan Shares Technique That “Could Have Saved Chris Rock’s Life The Other Night”

As you are probably well aware of by now, actor Will Smith recently made headlines after slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars due to the comedian making a “G.I. Jane 2” joke about his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, who suffers from alopecia. With this in mind, Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan has decided to share a Brazilian jiu-jitsu technique that “could have saved Chris Rock‘s life the other night.” You can check that out below:

Tool’s Maynard James Keenan Recently Hung Out With The Cast Of “Letterkenny”

It’s no secret that Maynard James Keenan (Tool, A Perfect Circle, etc.) is a fan of “Letterkenny” having worn the show’s merch in interviews, naming his dog Shoresy, and more. As such, the frontman attended the cast’s March 29 show in Phoenix, AZ and even got to hang out with them. You can see some photos from the meeting below:

[via The PRP]