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Launch Radio Networks reports: TOOL probably won't get around to recording or releasing a new album for a couple of years at least, but you might very well hear future songs from the band on its current tour. Bassist Justin Chancellor explained how the band has developed a habit of writing new material during its live show: "We do a lot of kind of segues, you know," he said. "When the shows start to really flow, you know, you start to come up with little segues that take one song into another, whether it's like an old song into a new one or whatever, you know. It starts to help the entire set really flow. And those pieces, those little links, if you like, they tend to become song ideas for the future, definitely."

Chancellor added that some of the material on TOOL's latest album, "10,000 Days", was first developed while the band was touring behind its previous effort, "Lateralus".

TOOL's latest North American tour brings the band to Clarkston, Michigan on Tuesday (July 3). The trek ends on July 18, after which the group will head to Europe in August and September.

TOOL frontman Maynard James Keenan recently posted an update online about his latest side project, PUSCIFER. Keenan wrote that the album tracks were almost completed, with mixing scheduled for August and a possible release date in October.

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. DeathInEye writes:

Bad idea because I could totally tell that 10,000 Days was a bunch of Laturalus trash.

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2. SlugEmperor writes:

I dont agree with the last statement ( i really liked 10,000 days, as well as their other stuff), but i do think they shouldnt rush it.

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3. FocusShift writes:

Comments like number 1 make me question if people actually pay attention to the musicianship of 10000 days. It's okay for a band like Slayer to repeat itself on an endless stream of cds, but if one Tool cd sounds like another Tool cd, then its a bunch of "Laturalus trash"

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4. the antihippy writes:

tool + jam band = lolz

# Jul 4, 2007 @ 11:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. DeathInEye writes:

To FocusShift, I'm not the biggest Slayer fan. I don't like how each album sounds roughly the same. I actually only listen to South of Heaven and Reign In Blood. And I don't understand this "musicianship" argument of yours because I don't find it very creative to take old concepts or segueys as they put it, give them more structure and call it new material. My whole problem is the fact that Tool is an amazing band. They're extremely intelligent individuals with brilliant imaginations. They have full capability to create genius albums. And to find out that their latest album was them screwing around on stage is a let down.

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6. SlugEmperor writes:

Their sound was quite a bit different from lateralus, thats why a lot of old fans didnt like it, the bass is more experimented on and has a different kind of softness, the drummer learned tablas, the singing had whole new ranges we've never heard from maynard, the distortion was different although he doesnt like to experiment with pedals much, but he also used this thing where you alter the sound with your mouth for the solo on Jambi. The lyrics were some of their best, and it was all certainly not left over trash ideas because many of them came from his mother's death meaning that it couldnt come until after that happened. Also they used more effects and overlapping in 10,000 days and wings of marie than normally. Their art was even more experimental and different than usually incorporating with the metaphors of the music. You guys are being very close minded and just because YOU didnt like something doesnt mean it was BADLY made, i dont like a lot of Slayer, although of course i like some, but i still respect the musicianship.

and tool has always been slightly jam band, or in otherwords they have always improvised a bit on stage, and to come up with some of their material it is done jamming, some is not, so i am not worried about that, i am just worried that because of too much pressure that they and fans are putting on themselves they might just rush or ruin the process.

Tool has never repeated themselves, every album is pretty darn different, and talks about very different things, as maynard has said in the past, the reason why he will not go back to the past way they played is because he has written about and described his emotion or pain and has gotten over it and has moved on to the next step.

Although i cant imagine somebody writting an album on stage, tool has always said that their stage performance will be a different experience than their album.

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7. t1ck5 writes:

well anyone who has seen tool love a couple times have noticed this already it was pretty easy to pick up from tour to tour and it doesnt really bother me that somthin u heard live 5-6 years ago has been turned into a full song or even a concept album like 10,000days regardless its all quality to me.

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