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Tool Guitarist Adam Jones and Bassist Justin Chancellor Writing While On Band Is On Hiatus

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Brad Angle of Guitar World magazine recently conducted an interview with Tool guitarist Adam Jones. When asked how the new album was coming along, Jones replied:

"It's been coming along...great! [laughs] No, we've been on hiatus. I'm writing and [bassist] Justin [Chancellor]'s been writing, but [frontman] Maynard [James Keenan] has been working on his wine. We've all just been taking some time away from each other, which has been nice. I've also been working on producing some comics."

The entire interview can be found in the latest issue of Guitar World, out on newsstands now.

Tool has been on break from touring and writing since early 2008, following nearly two years of supporting their most recent studio album, 2006's "10,000 Days," which marked its first set of new material since 2001's "Lateralus."

In December Maynard James Keenan revealed that he had been working with A Perfect Circle guitarist Billy Howerdel on new material. When asked about releasing the material or touring, he stated: "I doubt if we'll do any touring or, you know, do a full album," he said. "We might do some one-off shows here and there if the timing's right and it seems like a good vibe and a smart thing to do. But most likely we'll just kind of concentrate on, you know, one or two songs at a time, rather than investing all the time and money and effort into making those plastic discs that no one cares about anymore."

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1. weasel321 writes:

I'm keeping my fingers crossed. If so, this is great news.

# Feb 9, 2009 @ 1:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Blindgreed1 writes:

Exellent news! BTW, Maynards wine is the bomb. Sup Weasel?

# Feb 9, 2009 @ 2:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. brettTHEjett writes:

where can i get me some TOOL wine?

# Feb 9, 2009 @ 2:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Blindgreed1 writes:

brett: Do you have a "Whole Foods Market" close to you? If not, you may have to wait for the "Arizona Stronghold" Or "Caduceus" vinyards to make it available on their website. I recommend the "Chuppacabra". It's about $30.00 and it's a great red.

# Feb 9, 2009 @ 2:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. weasel321 writes:

brettthejett - It's Caduceus Vineyards. The supplies are limited and they only ship to certain states. They don't ship to Louisiana so I'm not too happy about that.

Blindgreed1 - Just work as usual. Nothing really to report from the home front. Just getting ready for Mardi Gras. I would avoid it if my kids didn't ask me every night to go. Thankfully it's only 2 weeks!

# Feb 9, 2009 @ 2:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. RememberMetal? writes:

Would love to hear new Tool and A Perfect Circle. Heres to hoping "Diary of a Madman/Lovesong" gets the studio treatment it deserves.

Now Playing: Arsis - "The Cold Resistance"

# Feb 9, 2009 @ 2:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. btbamfav20 writes:

Someone make a wine called "Chuppacabra"....?
AWESOME!

Now listening to: Terrorstorm - Animosity

# Feb 9, 2009 @ 2:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. guy420 writes:

vino.caduceus.org you can find it on this site and it says they do ship to louisiana

# Feb 9, 2009 @ 3:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Netromancer writes:

Wonder what comics Adam is working on? Don't think he's involved with any I read regularly or keep up with, as I stick with mainly superhero comics. I'd love to see what he can do, though. Truly a great talent in several different mediums.

# Feb 9, 2009 @ 3:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. weasel321 writes:

guy420 - thanks for the update. My wife and I checked a few months ago and they did not. Never did check back. I have to look into it.

# Feb 9, 2009 @ 4:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Blindgreed1 writes:

Weasel: They are apparently up and running. Try the Chuppacabra with a nice steak brother. Dee-fvcking-licious!

Netro: Agreed, I haven't heard that he's released anythig yet. I'll check with some of my fanatic Tool friends and see what I can dig up.

Regardless... Another Tool album and tour would be awesome. Even if it takes a couple of years to get there.

# Feb 9, 2009 @ 4:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. G writes:

Hopefully another tool album won't take another five years. Five years is a very long time.

# Feb 9, 2009 @ 6:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. IWrestledABearOnce writes:

Get it together guys, Tool is one of my favorite bands.

# Feb 9, 2009 @ 6:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. cyanotic writes:

ive read that A Perfect Circle has plans, but nothing of Tool.... if this is new Tool in the works im looking forward to it.
Blindgreed: do you live in arizona? i do, so i see his wine all over! and you are right, it is delicious!!

# Feb 9, 2009 @ 6:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. G writes:

So, whose turn is it to make a new album? It is Tool's or A Perfect Circle's?

# Feb 9, 2009 @ 7:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Fuck_A_Name writes:

^APC is currently making new music.

Tool is on hiatus until everbody feels like making another album. which will be around 2011, judging by how long it's taken them to make albums before. This article just lets us know that the guitarist to Tool has some stuff he's working on for the band.

At least that's what I've heard...let's just say, don't quote me on it. :P

Now playing: Metallica- ...And Justice For All

# Feb 9, 2009 @ 7:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. RememberMetal? writes:

APC is being worked on by both Maynard and Billy Howerdel...Tool's progress is being made by Jones and Chancellor...My guess is we'll see APC first and Tool second...Tool spends alot more time at the bench just in the compositional sense, Maynard ussually comes into the process later.

Now Playing: Hate Eternal - "Proclamation of the Damned"

# Feb 9, 2009 @ 7:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. G writes:

Aw, jeez. It'd be f***ing disappointing that we would have to wait until 2011 for a new album to be released. Plans change, you'd never know what could happen in the near future. It's like Black Sabbath with Ozzy, who's been planning a new album off and on for years.

# Feb 9, 2009 @ 7:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. murder667 writes:

im hoping tool will hit the studio this year...but being a fan of thiers for 10 years now....im not getting my hopes up lol. it wouldnt suprise me if a new album wont be out till 2010 or 2011

# Feb 10, 2009 @ 1:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Blindgreed1 writes:

cyanotic: Yep I sure do. Have you been to the vinyard yet? If not, put it on your list of things to do. While you have that list out, why don't you add going to the Mayhem Festival in So Cal with a large group from Metal Underground? Many of us are converging at Glenn Helen this year (July 12).

# Feb 10, 2009 @ 10:02 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. J.R. writes:

I want the new album! Lemme at it!

# Feb 10, 2009 @ 2:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Chazz writes:

I'll buy it, even if it does or doesn't come out soon.

# Feb 10, 2009 @ 3:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. cyanotic writes:

Blindgreed: i have not, even though i live maybe 40 min. from it, can you believe that!!!
and i would love to go, but saddly dont think its in my budget. the lineup is rediculously sick this year though!
as for the new CD, it cant come soon enough, this world needs more tool!

# Feb 10, 2009 @ 7:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. G writes:

Cyanotic, you're right. This world definitely needs more Tool.

# Feb 10, 2009 @ 7:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. krisix66 writes:

The more"TOOL " I get the more" TOOL "i need!!!

# Feb 11, 2009 @ 1:45 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. Blindgreed1 writes:

cyanotic: I have room in my car and we are going to get an awesome rate on a hotel 15 minutes from the venue (because there is a gaggle of us going). It probably wouldn't cost you too much. Think it over and get back to me. Go to Blind Greed on myspace music and click on the singer (Clyde), send me a friend request and I'll give you the details.

# Feb 11, 2009 @ 10:09 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. G writes:

To post 25:
That's all we need. More Tool indeed.

# Feb 11, 2009 @ 11:57 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. cyanotic writes:

Blindgreed: i saddly dont have a myspace, i realy dont have time to keep up with one. how much are the tickets?

Maynard has a lot to say that i think a lot of people need to here, we would all be so much more enlightened.

# Feb 12, 2009 @ 8:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. Vinny the Metalhead writes:

The new Tool album must be good... hopefully it won't take another 5 years for this.

Now Playing: Tool - "The Pot"

# Feb 18, 2009 @ 5:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. Blindgreed1 writes:

cyanotic: Last year the tickets were $6.66. Hit me up in email virdenc@cox.net

# Feb 18, 2009 @ 5:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. G writes:

To post 29:
Yeah, I hope it doesn't take another five years either.

# Feb 18, 2009 @ 7:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. cyanotic writes:

Blindgreed: maynard is opening an organic store in cornvill!!!!! whats up with this guy and food?

# Feb 20, 2009 @ 6:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. Blindgreed1 writes:

cyanotic: Lol. He's been in Jerome too long and was persuaded by the old hippies up there to help everyone be more organic.

# Feb 20, 2009 @ 6:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. Godsmacker writes:

Blindgreed1: I don't know, as far as I know, he's been working on his wine.

# Feb 20, 2009 @ 6:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. G writes:

I wish I had some of his wine right now.

# Feb 20, 2009 @ 8:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. Blindgreed1 writes:

Godsmaker: No it's for real. He's opening an organic food store in Cornville. A friend of mine lives there.

# Feb 20, 2009 @ 8:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. Big Dave writes:

Long live Tool! The new album's gotta be great!

# Feb 24, 2009 @ 2:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. cyanotic writes:

Blindgreed: your friend is one of only like 50 people in that town!!! why would he pick cornville of all places? i would think that he wouldnt accomplish much there. a friend of my families does his finances, and he gave her and her son V.I.P. tickets to the Tool show coming up! he's a cool dude.

didnt he say he wasnt going to play in AZ anymore, or was that just in phoenix?

# Feb 24, 2009 @ 7:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. G writes:

I wish I lived in Arizona just to try Maynard's wine. I bet it'd be f***ing delicious!

# Feb 24, 2009 @ 10:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. Chazz writes:

To post #37:
I agree Dave, the new album's gotta be great!

# Feb 27, 2009 @ 3:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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41. Blindgreed1 writes:

cyanotic: She actually lives (or lived I think she recently moved) right outside of Cornville. She is a huge Tool Fan too. I believe he just doesn't wat to play Phoenix anymore. You saw the bottle incident didn't you?

G: You can buy Maynard's wine on line now. Cadeuces vinyards. I recommend the Chuppacabra if you're on a budget. Sensei if you don't mind dropping $120.00 on a bottle of wine.

# Feb 27, 2009 @ 3:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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42. G writes:

Thanks, Blindgreen1. I'll check it out sometime.

# Feb 27, 2009 @ 6:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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43. Blindgreed1 writes:

G: \m/\m/

# Feb 27, 2009 @ 8:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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44. Chazz writes:

To post #41:
I'll check it out (Maynard's wine).

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