Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan admits that the prep process of adding his input to the next Tool album, the follow-up to 2006's 10,000 Days – but it's taking a while.
Keenan said he doesn't think it should take as long as it normally does in a new interview, "I don't write the music. They write the music. I wait for them to bring music to me. They tend to go back over and over stuff.
"It's a long process – for a person like me, it can be a very tedious process. They don't have to go through it 700 times. They can trust that first thought. But that's their process, so you've got to let them do it."
Soundgarden drummer Matt Cameron has announced that he will sit out of their road plans next year in order to focus on his other gig with Pearl Jam.
He posted an update online saying, "I will be taking 2014 off from Soundgarden touring due to prior commitments promoting 'Lightning Bolt' with my brothers in Pearl Jam and the desire to have more time at home with my family. I am trying to balance the many twists and turns of my awesome music career. This is temporary. I am still an active member of Soundgarden. Chris, Ben, Kim and I are in the process of finding the perfect substitute for the upcoming Soundgarden dates in 2014."
Zakk Wylde says Black Label Society fans can look forward to a new album this spring.
The guitarist recently told Eric Blair of the California cable TV show "The Blairing Out with Eric Blair" that the follow-up to 2010's Order of the Black will be out in April 2014.
But Wylde isn't sharing many other details about the record. He joked that it's "going to be all completely the same as the last nine records," but with different song titles.
In the meantime, fans can enjoy the Black Label Society's live release Unblackened, which just cam out in September. The DVD-CD combo featured stripped down versions of the band's songs recorded throughout their history.
U2 is said to be eyeing a spring release for their next album. And Billboard.com says the band is also making plans to officially unveil the project with a commercial that will run during the Super Bowl.
The group is reportedly searching for brand partners for the ad.
U2's still untitled project will reportedly hit stores in April. The new album will be the Irish rocker's first full collection of new studio material since 2009's No Line on the Horizon.
Well, I've often heard of people going into shock after a car accident. I've never heard of going into 'ass-beating.'