Tool Deny Album Rumor
Posted on 03/10/2014 09:09AM
Tool has struck down reports that they have completed work on their long awaited new studio album. The rumors started after a fan misunderstood a sarcastic remark from guitarist Adam Jones before a recent concert.
The band and Jones both quickly publicly denied an online report that stated Jones told a fan at a VIP meet & greet event in Portland, OR last Thursday that the band's first new album since 2006's '10,000 Days' was "100 percent done" and that would be released later this year.
Jones address the report with the following message on his Twitter account on Friday, "FYI, 'The record's done and it's coming out tomorrow' is what I said yesterday, followed by 'just kidding'. . . ".
The band made an official statement to Rolling Stone on Friday. They told the publication, "Last night, Adam Jones, in a private conversation with fans attending the Portland Tool concert, joked that the band's new album was not only finished but coming out the next day.
"Unfortunately, his off-the-cuff joke was taken out of context. Work on the forthcoming album is ongoing and as soon as it is done, trust me, we will be the first to let everyone know."