Tool’s Maynard James Keenan Explains Agonising Delay For Next Record


Maynard James Keenan frontman with Tool has revealed the reasons concerning the band’s long delayed new studio album. Keenan made an appearance on Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich’s Beats 1 show ‘It’s Electric.’ The full interview is available at the bottom of the page.

The new record will be the follow up to the band’s 2006 album 10,000 Days and Keenan jokingly compared it to Guns N’ Roses’ notoriously delayed Chinese Democracy album.

He explained the delay during his interview with Ulrich, ‘There’s a lot of timing issues with Tool getting to the studio, I always kind of gauge where they’re at, and try to figure out where things are going. If I see a window where, ‘OK, it doesn’t look like things are going to get done any time soon’ – because I need certain pieces to do my job – That’s why you had a lot of Puscifer for many years.

‘I felt like if I was to go back and do another Puscifer record, someone was going to sneak into my bedroom and slit my throat, so I figured I’d go and call Billy Howerdel of A Perfect Circle and see where he’s at with music and it just so happened he had a nice stack of ideas.’

Meanwhile, on the back of their appearance at Coachella, A Perfect Circle made a rare television performance in support of their newly released comeback album, Eat the Elephant. On Monday night, the band appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live and delivered rocking versions of ‘TalkTalk’ and ‘So Long, And Thanks for All the Fish.

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