Tool Bassist : “We’re playing pretty much nonstop right now”

December 14, 2016

Good news, everyone! A full decade after the band’s last album, Tool has settled their multitude of lawsuits and finally have some time to put out a new album.

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Tool bassist Justin Chancellor sat down with Bass Player magazine for an interview, detailing the band’s writing process and how close they are to releasing new material.

“For the past few months we’ve been working on one of the newer songs fairly exclusively. We get the gist of it and find the main themes that make up the skeleton between verses and choruses. Then we explore different ways we can depart from that and come back to it and flip it upside down, and take the time to see what else is there. Everyone knows we take our time. We’re really trying to be responsible with ourselves in trying to discover ideas that haven’t been discovered before. It’s kind of an alchemy, how we experiment.”

“We’ve also been through a lot of difficult lawsuits, which we deal with ourselves, and they’re a bit of a bummer and not inspiring creatively,” Chancellor said. “But we’ve fought to be in this position, and it’s almost a responsibility now to take the time to explore special concepts while we’re on this planet. We’re our own worst critics; we’re doing our best to find something that blows us all away, and we want each other to be completely happy with what we produce. I’m excited that there’s going to be another album and the material will be very inspiring. So why rush it now?”

 

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