Updated: TOOL Drummer's VOLTO! Recording New Music

**Updated**: The original version of this report erroneously stated that TOOL had begun recording its new album. The corrected article follows below.

Over the Thanksgiving break, VOLTO!, the American jazz rock fusion jam band featuring TOOL drummer Danny Carey, entered the studio with producer Joe Barresi (ISIS, COHEED & CAMBRIA, PUSCIFER, TOMAHAWK) to begin recording new music. According to a posting on TOOL's official web site, the musicians are tracking all songs to tape using a Studer A827 analog tape recorder at their own home studio instead of going the digital route.

VOLTO!'s sound draws heavily from the progressive rock crowd and has even been embraced by the jazz community. Their setlist typically includes both original band compositions and covers of classic rock and jazz fusion songs by artists such as JIMI HENDRIX, ZZ TOP, THE ALLMAN BROTHERS, LED ZEPPELIN, BILLY COBHAM and TONY WILLIAMS LIFETIME.

TOOL frontman Maynard James Keenan this past summer gave The Pulse Of Radio an update on the band's next album and warned fans not to believe everything they read. "We're just always writing and it's just progressing as it progresses," he said. "We normally don't say anything about anything until it's actually happening, because there's a lot of people online that apparently can't read very well. I put an April Fool's notice up there for the album release, and it was this year, 2011, I said, 'New TOOL album, such-and-such a date, 2009, and everybody ran around like, 'Oh, really, the new TOOL --?' God, you guys are dumb. I swear to God. You've got to read. Please, read."

TOOL has not issued a new album since 2006's "10,000 Days".


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