Maynard James Keenan reportedly gave TOOL fans another cold shower in a series of tweets that were subsequently deleted.
A fan reported on Reddit:
“Saw on Maynard’s Twitter couple hours ago he said that Tool music ‘isn’t finished let alone recorded’ and that ‘when it is done we will shout it from the mountain tops.’ Responding to a fan being critical. Of course the guy proceeded to kiss Maynard’s ass after that lol.”
Another fan noted:
“It was there. There were three or four tweets. He mentioned something about four stubborn gents that are trying to finish the music, but it is painstaking due to ALL personalities and the perfection standard. He also mentioned that rehearsal demos have been performed. It WAS there about 12 hours ago.”
A few weeks ago, drummer Danny Carey reissued fans that the album will be released in 2018, telling Metal Injection:
“I mean [it’s] not that Tool is like this dark, heavy thing. We’re still friends, but we are working.
“It’s always playing music with your friends, but you have different conversations with different people. It’s always a breath of fresh air to play with different people.
“And the more I do projects like this [Legend of the Seagullmen, also featuring Mastodon’s Brent Hinds], the more my musical vocabulary increases. It all feeds off each other. It’s a positive thing.”
“Everything is a work in progress. I’m playing jazz with people and working on the Tool stuff. It’s all coming out soon. There’s always something to be working on. We’re really excited about this band [Legend of the Seagullmen] though.”