Maynard James Keenan Shares Update on New Tool Album

Maynard Keenan of Tool
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Maynard Keenan of Tool performs onstage during the 2017 Governors Ball Music Festival - Day 3 at Randall's Island on June 4, 2017 in New York City. 

Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan has updated fans on the progress of the band’s upcoming album.

The vocalist took to Twitter Saturday (Feb. 17) to discuss the progress they’ve been making on the album. “Started getting music files from the boys w the word FINAL in the title a few months ago after 11 years of begging,” he wrote.

“That in theory means the tracks won’t change out from under me while I’m trying to write stories and melodies to them…Words & Melodies 100% DONE on all but 1. Someday we’ll track them. Long way from the finish line, but at least we’re closer.”

Tool’s last album, 10,000 Days, was released in 2006. Keenan’s other project A Perfect Circle will release their latest album, Eat the Elephant, on April 20.

So far, we’ve heard singles “The Doomed,” “Disillusioned,” and “TalkTalk.”

Read Keenan’s remarks about the new Tool album below.

This article originally appeared on Spin.


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