TOOL Officially Returns to the Studio


The mythical album Tool has been working on has become a little more concrete

By: Exile Staff


A month back, Maynard James Keenan announced he’d finished writing lyrics for their new album and we threw them onto our 16 Most Anticipated Albums of 2018 list. On Tuesday, guitarist Adam Jones gave us hard visual evidence of the quartet in the studio via his Instagram account, which is a relief to fans who know just how long Tool can take to get to this stage.

It’s been almost 12 years since Tool gave us 10,000 Days, and the guys have turned anticipation into an art form. The post shows the band again working with Evil Joe Barresi, esteemed producer extraordinaire who has worked with bands like Bad Religion, Kyuss, Queens of the Stone Age, Weezer, Clutch and many, many more. With Keenan’s A Perfect Circle starting a tour in about a month, it’s realistic to think that Tool will be going hard and could complete recording of the album by next month.