Maynard James Keenan promises “new music next year”

Credit: Tim CadienteCould 2019 finally be the year the new Tool album arrives? According to frontman Maynard James Keenan, it certainly sounds like it.

While accepting the Icon Award at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods in London on Monday, Keenan said, “A lot of work’s being done, a lot of work’s been done. I’ll go on record now as saying you’re gonna see some new music next year.”

Now, Keenan didn’t specifically say Tool — it’s possible that he’s referring to A Perfect Circle or Puscifer — but given the hype surrounding the new album, the long-awaited follow-up to 2006’s 10,000 Days, it would be pretty cruel if he wasn’t talking about Tool.

As for the progress on the album, Tool announced in May that drummer Danny Carey finished his tracking. And over the weekend, the band revealed that bassist Justin Chancellor is “making great progress.”

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