Maynard James Keenan Throws Cold Water On Tool April Album Release

Tool singer Maynard James Keenan has seemingly contradicted one of his bandmates, shooting down rumors that the band's long-awaited new album will arrive in April. Asked by a fan on Twitter if it's true that the first new Tool disc in 13 years will be released in two months, Maynard responded simply, "No."

Keenan's latest attempt to crush his fans' hopes and dreams comes a month after Tool drummer Danny Carey told a fan at the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) convention in Anaheim, California that "the plan" was for the new LP to come out "mid-April." Carey has made other predictions before about the LP, including saying at one point in late 2017 that the record would be out in 2018.

Keenan told us a while back that he doesn't take it for granted that the audience for Tool is still out there: "Oh, you can't ever assume that. You just have to do what feels right for you, and take the time you need and just follow your heart. And if people ended up coming around for it, great, if they didn't, then that's fine too. You can't base your life around whether people are gonna show up or not."

Tool officially entered the studio in March 2018 to begin recording its first full-length album since 2006's 10,000 Days, with Keenan tweeting last month that he had finished laying down his vocals "months ago." The band has a number of festival appearances already booked in May and June, presumably to tie in with the record's arrival.