Tool drummer says band already has five songs started for the band’s new album
A lucky set of teenagers were treated to a special performance by Tool drummer Danny Carey at the School of Rock in West Los Angeles last month, and the show entailed more than just music. Not only did Carey knock out some Tool and Led Zeppelin songs during the exclusive show, but he also fielded a question and answer session where students could ask him all about his legacy as a member of prog-rockers Tool.
According to Metal Insider, Carey was asked about Tool’s current status and whether the guys are working on new music. Carey explained that while the band hasn’t exactly hit the studio together yet, Maynard James Keenan and the gents “have the framework of at least five good songs” ready. Moreover, they are shooting to finish recording the next Tool release by the end of 2012. Previously, Carey had stated that Tool would hopefully “get in the studio by June or July and start tracking.”
Tool’s upcoming album will be the follow-up to the band’s Grammy-winning 2006 album, “10,000 Days.” Earlier this year, Tool treated fans to a small U.S. tour, and fans who missed that trek will have a second chance to see the band this summer. Tool will co-headline the River’s Edge Music Festival, which is set to run June 23 and 24 at Harriet Island in St. Paul, Minn. The Dave Matthews Band will co-headline the event with Tool, and Keenan’s other band, Puscifer, will also appear at the festival.
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