I feel like every single Tool post I've written for the past year has been that Tool are totally writing a new record and your grandkids will definitely hear it when it comes out. The band took to their website to announce they are back at it, working on the new album a little bit during their latest touring escapade and will continue now that they're back home.
"With the latest mini-tour now a thing of the past, members of the band will continue working on material for their next record after taking a short break in order to unpack and sort through their mail. I say 'continue' because – contrary to those who thought that the tour would only further delay the writing process -with all four band members together during sound checks, catering, etc., I'm fairly certain that they spent a considerable portion of that time experimenting with new tunes. In which case, the tour might have actually sped things up a bit. But then again, this snifter of cognac is half full…"
So yeah, new stuff. It's happening. There's also mention of some other Tool project which piqued my interest a little bit because it doesn't sound like a project. Could it be possible the band are doing two musical endeavors at once?
Besides writing and arranging new songs, there is one other Tool project that was in the works prior to the tour that I will update you on should I hear anything (Yep, the so-called 'curve ball.') Likewise with another item of interest to both Tool fans and drummers in general that I will post in the news section once I receive more details.