Tool’s Danny Carey Reveals Timeline + Motivation for Potential Next Album
Tool's Fear Inoculum release has finally fulfilled the desires of many fans for new music, and it appears that the members of the group are excited about their recording future, albeit on a quicker turnaround. Following Adam Jones' recent comments about the often difficult but ultimately rewarding recording experience yielding the desire to "do it again," drummer Danny Carey has echoed those sentiments while discussing the band's future.
Speaking with Metal Hammer, Carey relayed that it will likely be a while before the band considers their next album, but that he does have the desire to do something more. "We’re going to tour on this probably for two or three years at least, I imagine. It feels like what we’ve done on every album, and then I guess we’ll see where we’re sitting after that," stated Carey. "My hope is we get in and knock out another record. We have tons of material. It’s not going to take 12 years, or if it does, I’ll probably be so old I probably can’t pick up my sticks any more! But my hope is we’ll do another record and just keep moving forward.”
The drummer also revealed there's an extra bit of motivation going into the next album cycle, stating, "This is the last record of a five-album deal, so that’s a good feeling and I hope that will be motivational in the writing processes." He adds, “There’s more motivation. The carrot on the stick has gotten larger because now we’ll be free agents – we don’t have to deal with a record company or if we do, we deal with it on our terms, because we can do whatever we want now."
Speaking on their process, the drummer continued, “There are no leftover Tool songs because of the process it takes to compose our songs – the way we hash it out in a room with all three or four of us, that there’s tons of riffs and jams and things. But there’s no put-together songs that are sitting in the eaves. It’ll take a process of doing it. And if we do do another album, it’ll take three years after touring. That’s just the way it is with our band.”
Between touring and the recording process that Carey laid out, that would potentially put a new album at five or six years down the road, which would be about half the time that the band spent between 10,000 Days and Fear Inoculum. However, first comes touring for the group and if you're looking into tickets for Tool, check here.
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