TOOL Develops New Songs While Playing Live

Launch Radio Networks reports: TOOL probably won't get around to recording or releasing a new album for a couple of years at least, but you might very well hear future songs from the band on its current tour. Bassist Justin Chancellor explained how the band has developed a habit of writing new material during its live show: "We do a lot of kind of segues, you know," he said. "When the shows start to really flow, you know, you start to come up with little segues that take one song into another, whether it's like an old song into a new one or whatever, you know. It starts to help the entire set really flow. And those pieces, those little links, if you like, they tend to become song ideas for the future, definitely."

Chancellor added that some of the material on TOOL's latest album, "10,000 Days", was first developed while the band was touring behind its previous effort, "Lateralus".

TOOL's latest North American tour brings the band to Clarkston, Michigan on Tuesday (July 3). The trek ends on July 18, after which the group will head to Europe in August and September.

TOOL frontman Maynard James Keenan recently posted an update online about his latest side project, PUSCIFER. Keenan wrote that the album tracks were almost completed, with mixing scheduled for August and a possible release date in October.


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