Tool singer publicly asks bandmates to finish recording
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Tool singer Maynard James Keenan publicly called out his bandmates during the group's show over the weekend at the Northern Invasion festival, asking them to finish recording their parts for the band’s long-awaited new album so that he can record his parts and finally complete the LP. Keenan said from the stage, "Eventually you wonderful people are going to run out of f**king patience. So I beg you Danny (Carey, drums), Adam (Jones, guitar), and Justin (Chancellor, bass), please finish your parts so I can finish mine.”
The new Tool album, its first since 2006's 10,000 Days, will arrive either later in 2018 or early next year. Recording commenced last month, with Carey recently laying down his drum tracks and Chancellor recording his parts next.
Sunday's (May 13th) Northern Invasion set was Tool's first concert in more than a year and featured the first live performance of "Sober" since 2014.
Keenan had a busy weekend at the Somerset, Wisconsin festival, also performing with A Perfect Circle on Saturday (May 12th). That band's first album in 14 years, Eat The Elephant, came out last month.
Story source: Alternative Nation
SIDE NOTES: At least one Tool fan was not satisfied with his experience at one of the music clinics that the instrumental members of the band are holding in various cities. A Reddit user wrote that the $500-a-ticket event was over in two hours and featured very little performance by the band members, with many fans in attendance either unruly or asking "cringeworthy" questions. The user added, "I wish I hadn’t gone because it made it harder to love this band. Only the most hardcore fans with money to burn should attend . . . It wasn’t absymal but it’s almost insulting they charged that much for it."