Tool Guitarist Adam Jones Gives New Album Update


Story by Charles Ken

Adam Jones says Tool’s longstanding lawsuit hasn’t gotten in the way of them working on new music

Tool guitarist Adam Jones recently spoke up about why Tool’s fifth studio album is taking so long to write, record and release. Jones explained that the band has spent the past few years entangled in a lawsuit regarding the artwork for which a friend of Jones’ demanded credit.

Now, Jones has shed more light on the situation, telling Metal Hammer, “Basically a long time ago, the band paid my best friend to do some artwork for shirts, albums and advertising — we’ve hired many, many artists over the years. And then he decided to sue us for one fifth of the money we’ve ever made. It was just ridiculous!”

Jones added that the lawsuit has really gotten in the way of Tool putting out new music. “All we want to do is get it behind us so we can focus on what we do best,” he said. “I don’t want to just get it out and worry about the next record and then look back and go, ‘Why did I do that? It’s a piece of crap.’ I want to sleep well at night. It’s my legacy, you know? Some day I’m gonna croak and I wanna look back on what I did and go, ‘I worked really hard, took the time and had integrity.’”

Regarding new music, Jones said Tool are always on an “experimental path” and that they “never think about what worked on the last record or what’s good on the radio right now.” The new album is shaping up to have “some really light stuff going on, but there’s also a lot of heavy stuff in there too.”



Posted by Charles Ken | Music, Rock, Rock News

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