WhereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s the new Tool album? Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett may have just given a clue to how close we are. During a new interview, Hammett revealed Tool are currently dealing with the artwork for their fifth full-length album.
Members of Tool have publicly disputed the albumÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s potential release date. Vocalist Maynard James Keenan shot down drummer Danny CareyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s claim of an April release, adding a timeline of mid-May to mid-July is more realistic.
“I talk to [ToolÃ‚Â guitarist]Ã‚Â Adam JonesÃ‚Â quite a bit, and the last thing I knew, he was dealing with artwork. So that is a good sign. If they’re dealing with artwork, it must be close,Ã¢â‚¬Â Hammett told New Zealand radio station The Rock.
Psychedelic artist Alex Gray has contributed the artwork for ToolÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s last two albums, Lateralus and 10,000 Days. Earlier this year, Gray spoke positively about working with Tool again, but wouldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t confirm is heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s being tapped for the bandÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s new album.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I haven’t heard any of the new music yet, and I can’t answer this question, but it is looking positive,” Gray told Revolver. Ã¢â‚¬Å“As far as other collaborations, there are still a few older things that have never been publicly shared and I can’t say whether they ever will, but if I get a chance to work with Tool again, it will be an honor.Ã¢â‚¬Â
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