Maynard James Keenan recently sat down with Rolling Stone magazine to discuss why its taken so long for a new Tool record to come out:
"I don't write the music. They write the music," he says of his bandmates. "I wait for them to bring music to me. They tend to go back over and over stuff. It's a long process. For a person like me, it can be a very tedious process."
Maynard told Rolling Stone that he has high creative standards but his other band mates are more of perfectionists and its hard for them to just go through something once where they have to keep going over and over it till its perfect:
"In some ways, they are bigger perfectionists. But you can only help support their talent so long. They don't have to go through it 700 times. They can trust that first thought. But that's their process, so you gotta let them do it." And is that process happening? "I couldn't tell you," says Keenan.
Hopefully we get to hear some new music from the band shortly. We here at the Big Red Radio are chomping at the bit to hear some new stuff and we know U guys are too!!