According to The Pulse Of Radio, the members of TOOL hosted their first in a series of musical clinics in St. Paul, Minnesota on Friday night (May 11). The intimate event, which starred guitarist Adam Jones, drummer Danny Carey, and bassist Justin Chancellor, featured a discussion and demonstration of the band's songwriting process, along with questions from the audience and information about the band's long-awaited new LP.
The bandmembers confirmed that every song on the new LP is more than 10 minutes long (via Reddit). The drums have already been tracked, with Chancellor to lay down his bass parts next, followed by Jones. Singer Maynard James Keenan will record his vocals last.
The band was also asked why they rarely change their set list, to which they responded that "certain songs are fucking horrible for [Keenan's] voice," adding, "Also, songs that they related to and wrote when they were young and angry just don’t translate to who they are today."
Further clinics will be hosted in Chicago, Indianapolis, Royal Oak, Columbus, Cleveland and Pittsburgh before finishing in Philadelphia on May 23.
Collectable merchandise will also be on hand, along with a display of rare TOOL memorabilia. Tickets start from $500 and are still available.
The new TOOL album, its first since 2006's "10,000 Days", will arrive either later in 2018 or early next year.