Maynard James Keenan

It’s been a few months since we actually heard any news regarding the new TOOL album. The band finally entered the studio one year ago and gave a last update back in February as they were working on the follow-up to 2006’s 10.000 Days. But still, no signs of their first full-length in a decade so far. The upcoming weekend the band will leave the studio to headline the Monster Mash Music Festival in Tempe, Arizona. It’s the only live performance of TOOL in 2015 and leading man Maynard James Keenan isn’t too happy about it.

In a new interview with the Phoenix New Times he said that the rest of the group ‘had to con’ him into performing. Still, he doesn’t sound too euphoric regarding new TOOL material. At least that’s what David Accomazzo from the newspaper noticed. When he asked Keenan about the underestimated humor in his band’s msuic he just replied ‘Yeah, it’s there, but people miss it because they’re so focused on the other bullshit. It’s lost. Insufferable people … It’s just ridiculous, retards. I’m sorry. Can’t help them. Way too serious. Too much. Lighten up.’

Well, clearly not the nicest words. Regarding any news on the anticipated album he is quoted by saying: ‘There’s nothing to say. I can’t.’ Hopefully, he just had a bad day, rught? NOTHING BUT HOPE AND PASSION will keep you updated on any news.