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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 04: Maynard Keenan of Tool performs onstage during the 2017 Governors Ball Music Festival - Day 3 at Randall's Island on June 4, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Steven Ferdman/Getty Images)

Brace yourselves, Tool fans! Maynard James Keenan just gave a new update on the new Tool album.

Keenan tweeted the following today (February 8): “Update- Midway through mixing. Most likely be a few recalls. Then some arguing. Then Mastering, Artwork, Video, Special Packaging, etc. Best Ballpark Guess- Release date somewhere between Mid May and Mid July. More focused updates to follow as we progress. @tool #simplemath

This latest update comes after reports of Keenan denying rumors the long-awaited follow-up to 2006’s 10,000 Days will be coming out in April.

As to why he included that Megadeth/Metallica/Pantera meme, who knows?  Perhaps, he was trying to add some levity to a situation that’s been tense for fans (and likely the entire band) for years.

However, Keenan giving updates about the new Tool album is nice and all, but most of us are probably in “I’ll believe it when I see it” territory nowadays regardless of what’s said.


Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.