Singer Maynard James Keenan reported to have entered studio
Julian Marszalek

18:34 20th February 2017

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Given that it’s almost 11 years since the release of their last album, 10,000 Days, news that Tool’s frontman Maynard James Keenan is “currently working on vocals” will have fans sitting in a pool of their own drool as they salivate over the prospect of a new album. Not least because Maynard rarely joins his cohorts in the studio until most of the music has been written.

A post on the band’s website informs the curious that Keenan is currently “working on vocals for some of the new Tool material.” And if that was’t enough, his bandmates have “temporarily moved some of their gear into a larger space across town” so that “he has more room to breathe and a better vocal booth.” Now that’s what we call band camaraderie.

This’ll cheer fans up no end who feared the worst after Keenan told CBS Radio’s The Stormbo Show that progress on some of his projects wasn’t going so smoothly.

He said: ““For some things yes, I see a plan and others I just see roadblocks.”

Hopefully Keenan’s pessimistic view on the current state of America and Donald Trump’s presidency won’t stand in the way of the new album either. He also said in the Strombo interview: ““Oh god… that’s terrifying. I don’t know if I really wanna go into that, but I mean the bigotry and racism and the negativity, just everything about it. There’s a war coming, there’s a war coming. And it’s not going to be pretty.”

Elsewhere, Tool are set to play Governor's Ball (2-4 July) in New York. The full line up for that is as follows:

Tool / Chance The Rapper /Phoenix /Childish Gambino / Lorde / Flume / Wu-Tang Clan / Wiz Khalifa / Logic / Cage The Elephant / Marshmello / Mark Ronson vs Kevin Parker / Beach House / Schoolboy Q / Air / The Avalanches / Rae Sremmurd / The Head And The Heart / Tove Lo / Phantogram / Franz Ferdinand / Banks /A$AP Ferg / Local Natives / Majid Jordan / Mac Demarco / Rüfüs Du Sol / YG / Parquet Courts / Charli XCX / Bleachers / Royal Blood / Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires / Danny Brown / Kehlani / Michael Kiwanuka / Warpaint / Car Seat Headrest / Skepta / Saint Motel / The Strumbellas / Francis And The Lights / Stormzy / Gryffin / The Range / Dua Lipa / EDEN / Zane Lowe / The Orwells / Judah & The Lion / MUNA / Arizona / SAINt JHN / Michael Blume / Jessie Reyez / Lo Moon / Kaiydo / Roosevelt / Barns Courtney / Blossoms / Ron Gallo / Welles Mondo Cozmo / Tkay Maidza /Jenaux / VANT

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