The New Year started off on a bad note as far as writing and arranging sessions for Tool’s next record. For the most part this was due to a ‘minor’ accident on a Vespa scooter (slick road conditions being the cause) by a certain band member that resulted in several broken ribs and a dislocated shoulder. Because of the physical nature of the musical instrument involved, 9 DAYS of jamming were lost, although I’m happy to report that the person involved is recovering nicely, so much so, in fact, that writing sessions resumed last Monday (January 21), despite it being a holiday for many.
Coincidentally(?), a few days prior to the mishap on the scooter, another person involved with Tool also wound up in the hospital after crashing his Vespa in Hollywood. Although he suffered a head injury (as well as multiple cuts and bruises to his body), I’m quite certain that if you were to order an “Entaphiosis” Hoddie, you would receive an “Entaphiosis” Hoodie. Likewise, if you want one of Danny’s “ass pillows.”
Several days ago members of the press (from different magazines) conducted interviews with band members about upcoming events, and I would imagine that these writers, etc. also inquired as to how things were progressing with regards to the band’s next record. So, there’s something to look forward to reading, and I will certainly try to give updates as to when these publications hit the newsstands.
I was hoping to be able to throw some of you a bone the first week of the New Year, but for certain reasons this announcement has been pushed back a month. Therefore, look for a news post that will be exciting to some towards the end of the first week in February. Most likely this will leak out on the Net before then, but either way I knew that my introducing the renowned maverick entomologist Rance Q. Spartley to the members of Tool was a damn good idea! In fact, Spartley and I are planning on taking a trip in a few days to check out reports involving a mysterious (possible) new species of arachnids called the "dream-leaper." If there's anything to the rumors of this rather bizarre 'spider' (which is doubtful!), I'll be sure to post our findings. Especially, if its strange existence effects any future plans by the band.
Also, check back from time to time for another newsworthy tidbit sometime in March (Don’t even try to guess, because this one’s really coming from left field!) And, after this, there should be at least one more item of interest to Tool enthusiasts before further speculation is discussed involving the band’s next album (let alone any actual time-tables for recording, etc.).
Finally, there’s a certain member of “Hellboy’s” fan website (www.fourtheye.net) whose dick is on fire…
In TOOL-RELATED NEWS, JUSTIN’S side project MTVOID (with PETER MOHAMED and other contributions) should be releasing their musical debut “NOTHING’S MATTER” very soon. I received a copy from Justin yesterday, and after giving it a quick listen, have no doubt that many Toolies will really enjoy this sonic offering. I will be sure to post in the NEWS SECTION once it becomes available for sale in TOOL’S ON-LINE STORE, as well as in brick &mortar retailers.
And speaking of side projects, in case you haven’t seen it – here’s video for fans of APC, PUSCIFER, VOLTO!, MTVOID, and ONE WHITE ONION. Enjoy! http://youtu.be/2nFILtIAlvk