Tool Band Member’s Injury Postpones Recording of New Album


Story by Charles Ken

Tool took a break from recording their new album this month, due to a band member’s accident on a Vespa scooter

Tool have been busy working on their upcoming, fifth studio album, but recording sessions hit a road block earlier this month. According to a note posted on Tool’s official website, the band had to stop the recording process fresh into the New Year, as a band member was injured in an accident on a Vespa scooter while traveling through slick road conditions and ended up breaking some ribs and dislocating his shoulder.

As if have one injured band member weren’t enough, around the same time, the note explains that another Tool member also ended up in the hospital after crashing his Vespa in Hollywood. It sounds like 2013 has already been a harrowing year for the guys of Tool.

According to the note, the guys of Tool were able to reconvene on Jan. 21 to continue work on the new release.

Here’s an excerpt from the official post:

The New Year started off on a bad note as far as writing and arranging sessions for Tool’s next record. For the most part this was due to a ‘minor’ accident on a Vespa scooter (slick road conditions being the cause) by a certain band member that resulted in several broken ribs and a dislocated shoulder. Because of the physical nature of the musical instrument involved, 9 DAYS of jamming were lost, although I’m happy to report that the person involved is recovering nicely, so much so, in fact, that writing sessions resumed last Monday (January 21), despite it being a holiday for many.

Coincidently (?), a few days prior to the mishap on the scooter, another person involved with Tool also wound up in the hospital after crashing his Vespa in Hollywood. Although he suffered a head injury (as well as multiple cuts and bruises to his body), I’m quite certain that if you were to order an “Entaphiosis” Hoddie, you would receive an “Entaphiosis” Hoodie.

Late last year, the band posted that they were “more than halfway” finished with recording the new album and that it was shaping up to sound very much like Tool. The upcoming release will mark Tool’s first studio album since 2006’s “10,000 Days.” In other Tool news, the band is slated to play Ozzfest Japan on May 11 and 12, 2013, at the Makuhari Messe Arena, near Tokyo.



Posted by Charles Ken | Music, Rock, Rock News

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