LOS ANGELES, Ca. – Adam Jones, guitarist for the Grammy Award-winning band Tool, spoke with Loudwire magazine this week regarding the band’s progress in the studio. The band recently settled a lawsuit which ended in their favor, giving them sufficient time to focus on their long-awaited upcoming album.
“Things are progressing nicely,” Jones said, adding, “There’s so much creative energy surrounding the group right now. We’re about 16% finished with the second track and, the way things are going, we should begin writing the third track by the end of August.” The album, a followup to 10,000 Days, is said to include a total of eleven tracks.
Without getting into specifics, Jones said the band is exploring alternative avenues of sound, saying, “What we’re playing now, it’s f**king impressive. I’m blown away. This album is vastly different in every aspect than anything Tool has ever done before.”
As of now there is no set release date, but vocalist Maynard James Keenan and Kayne West, who is producing the new album, hinted to Rolling Stone last month that a possible U.S. tour is in the works for 2016, alluding to the possibility of a coinciding album release.