Maynard James Keenan is sending hints out once again regarding new music from Tool, as well as A Perfect Circle and Puscifer. For his 666th Instagram post he wrote the following message regarding future material.
“For my 666th IG photo, I’d just like to say… Music is happening on ALL fronts. Always. #lightenupfrancis #shitupandletmework #tool2014 @aperfectcircle @tool @puscifer”
While we are not sure that this clears up any of the confusion regarding when he was or wasn’t in the studio with Tool, it seems like things are finally moving forward. As to how all it all could be happening simultaneously, blind faith is carrying us through. We hope this less-than-detailed post at least means we might hear something, from someone, soon. We know that with Tool, the other three musicians write the music first, presenting Maynard with tracks to lay vocals over. That means that at least from a musical standpoint, the album was 75% done by the time it got to him. As far as A Perfect Circle, it’s been a decade since the band released an album of original music (although eMOTIVe, an album of anti-war covers, was released in 2004). It’ll certainly be interesting to hear what new music from APC would sound like in 2014.