Tool drummer “hoping” to write new music while under quarantine

Tool may already start recording new music, and all it took was a global pandemic.

The notoriously slow-moving band, who finally released their much-anticipated latest album, Fear Inoculum, last August after a 13-year wait, might write some fresh material while under quarantine.

That’s according to drummer Danny Carey, who shared the news during a webinar hosted by the Berklee College of Music.

“I’m hoping, during this downtime, as soon as we’re able, maybe we’ll get together — [bassist] Justin [Chancellor] and I, and [guitarist] Adam[Jones] — maybe start hashing out some new Tool stuff,” he said. “Maybe try to write another EP since we’re down and we can’t do anything else.”

Of course, Tool fans probably already know that Carey tends to be optimistic regarding the release of new music.  Back in 2014, he said that he hoped the album that would eventually become Fear Inoculum would be recorded by the end of that year, and then said in 2017 that it would be out in 2018.

So who knows if this potential new EP will indeed materialize, but hey, it’s always nice to hope!

Meanwhile, Tool recently announced the postponement of their U.S. spring tour in support of Fear Inoculum due to COVID-19.

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