TOOL Members Hint At Playing New Material On Upcoming Dates

TOOL Members Hint At Playing New Material On Upcoming Dates

According to The Pulse Of Radio, TOOL singer Maynard James Keenan has apparently hinted that fans may hear some new music on the band's upcoming tour dates. Keenan posted a meme on Twitter of the band, with a thought bubble from him that read, "Feeling cute. Might play some new material on this upcoming tour. I don't know."

The meme was accompanied by the hashtags "#riotgearretired" and "#whileyouwerewhiningwewereworking." TOOL's live shows will get under way this coming Sunday (May 5) when the band appears at Welcome To Rockville in Jacksonville, Florida, followed by a string of summer U.S. and European festival slots.

Meanwhile, guitarist Adam Jones posted a clip of himself on Instagram "getting ready for Sunday" by playing what seems to be a new riff. A section of it sounded similar to a portion of "Descending", an unreleased song that the band has included in its live sets over the past few years.

Drummer Danny Carey told The Pulse Of Radio a while back that the band usually figures out how to play its new songs live after recording them. "We've never been fortunate enough to perform our material live before we recorded it, so some of the songs we almost actually had to learn how to play live, you know, before we went out, and that was interesting," he said. "It always is, though. We've kind of stuck to the similar processes along the way, so we're used to it."

There's still no official word exactly when the long-awaited follow-up to 2006's "10,000 Days" will arrive, but Keenan said in February, "Best ballpark guess — release date somewhere between mid-May and mid-July. More focused updates to follow as we progress."


To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@) with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).