Tool Bassist Justin Chancellor is Writing Some ‘Interesting Riffs’ in Quarantine


Story by Cat Badra, promo photo by Tim Cadiente

Justin Chancellor is keeping busy during quarantine, working on several projects and writing some “interesting riffs” for new Tool music

The guys of Tool were supposed to be on a cross-country tour this year, but with shows canceled due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the progressive rock band band has found themselves with some unexpected free time to work on new music.

Even though Tool just released a new album last year, the award-winning “Fear Inoculum,” bass player Justin Chancellor says he’s already writing new music, which he hopes will make it onto an upcoming Tool release.

Talking with Bass Magazine, Chancellor says that he’s written “some interesting riffs which will be reserved for Tool.” He also revealed that he’s “been invited to contribute to Steve Bailey and Victor Wooten’s upcoming Bass Extremes record,” which is slated to feature a bevy of great bass talent.

Chancellor isn’t the only one talking new music. Last month, Tool drummer Danny Carey said that he was hoping to start writing a new Tool EP during the coronavirus lock down, and that he’s hoping to get together with band mates to flesh out some new ideas.

In other Tool-related news, frontman Maynard James Keenan recently released “Apocalyptical,” a new song from his band Puscifer. Keenan has previously hinted that new Puscifer music was on the way, either later this year or in 2021. Keenan’s other band, A Perfect Circle, has remained quiet throughout quarantine. A Perfect Circle’s latest release is 2018’s “Eat the Elephant.”



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