logo
Share SHARE
FONT-SIZE Plus   Neg

Tool Frontman Opens Up On Album Delay

Tool-band-070916-lt.jpg

Tool's Maynard James Keenan says that it has taken the band so long to release a new album because his bandmates writing process is 'so drawn out' and 'tedious.'

"Their writing process is so drawn out," he says of bandmates Adam Jones (guitar), Danny Carey (drums) and Justin Chancellor (bass) on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast. "And I'm sure there's a lot of reasons why the delay has been long. Their process is very analytical, and I think, at some point, maybe because so much time has gone by from the last album, there has to be a little bit of fear in here. [You think to yourself] 'Is this record gonna be as good as the last one?' The anticipation now is… Now the pressure is huge, so I'm sure there's some of that [that] goes into play."

"As far as the way that Danny and Justin and Adam write, it's a very tedious, long process. And they're always going back over things and questioning what they did and stepping back and going back farther and going forward and, in a way, they're laying a foundation, they're putting in the footings for a house. So I can't write melodies until the footings are in place. I can't write words until the melodies are in place. I can't build walls and then start decorating this place until the foundation is in place. 'Cause if they keep changing the foundation, changing the footings, the melodies change, and then the story, of course, isn't getting written. So that's where we are. There's a lot of footings that keep shifting — lots of awesome footings, but they keep changing. And they keep changing their minds. So I don't know if it's a good thing or a bad thing; it's just their process."

Tool last released 10,000 in 2006.

by RTT Staff Writer

For comments and feedback: editorial@rttnews.com

Entertainment News

comments powered by Disqus
Follow RTT