NewsJuly 15, 2014 12:46 PM ET9,661 views

Tool album delayed by "multi-level lawsuit"

Tool drummer Danny Carey has revealed to Rolling Stone that a major factor in the band's apparent inability to release a new album has been ongoing litigation. Rolling Stone explains:
The biggest problem has been a multi-level lawsuit that has weighed on all of the group members. This stemmed from a claim that a Tool associate had made against the group, but it eventually spiraled into the labyrinthine legal equivalent of a Laurel and Hardy routine, amounting to "who's suing whom." Initially, in 2007, a friend of [bassist, Adam] Jones' claimed that he had created artwork for the group that he wanted credit. But the suit got complicated when an insurance company that Tool thought would defend it against lawsuits turned around and sued the band over technicalities regarding the case. The band then filed a countersuit to defend themselves against the insurer's claims and now, seven years later, Tool are still deeply mired in litigation with the insurer. The case is scheduled to go to trial in January.
"The whole thing is really depressing," Carey tells Rolling Stone. "The bad thing is it's really time consuming. As we've gotten older and our priorities have changed, it's hard to get the band on a good, solid schedule as it is. People have kids now. And there's lots of other things that pop up. To throw this into the mix, it makes everything that much worse and stresses people out." "And it's costing millions and millions and millions of dollars to defend us," Adam Jones adds. "And the fans are all going, 'We want a new Tool album. What the fuck?' And you don't want to pull people into your problems, because they don't understand. "But the point is, we're fighting the good fight," he continues. "We're going to trial and we want to crush them. But every time we've gotten close to going to trial, it gets postponed and we've wasted money and time and it has just drained our creative energy. We bought an insurance policy for peace of mind, but instead we would have been better off if we never had it and just dealt with the original lawsuit." As for progress on their new album, Carey says, "I'm hoping that we have something really solid recorded by the end of the year," Carey says. "But we'll see how it goes. I thought that last year, too. But we're making great progress. We've really knocked out a lot of good things, especially over the last month. We're all excited about it."


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anonymous 7/15/2014 9:56:43 AM

Adam Jones plays guitar, not bass.

anonymous 7/15/2014 9:58:57 AM

That's more of an Abbott and Costello routine, not Laurel and Hardy.

backseatkiller 7/15/2014 9:59:12 AM

finally, the REAL 10,000 days will be released.

anonymous 7/15/2014 10:01:17 AM

10,000 days sucked.

anonymous 7/15/2014 10:03:10 AM

anyone that knows their sense of humor knows this is a bunch of horseshit it does seem like they're priming up to release something, otherwise why make publicity like this

anonymous 7/15/2014 10:58:36 AM

He had a lot to say, he had a lot of nothing to say.

anonymous 7/15/2014 11:11:17 AM

What a tool! Get it?!?!?

anonymous 7/15/2014 11:38:30 AM

"He had a lot to say, he had a lot of nothing to say." ^^YES.

anonymous 7/15/2014 1:29:30 PM

Q: What do you call 10,000 Laywers at the bottom of the ocean? A: A good start!

RickRock 7/15/2014 2:43:54 PM


anonymous 7/15/2014 4:32:27 PM

I met Maynard and told him I bought Opiate in '92 before telling him he was a sell out and laying down, sucking upto the man.

anonymous 7/15/2014 5:18:35 PM

" As we've gotten older and our priorities have changed" this is the only nugget of truth in the whole statement. AKA "we are rich as fck, lazy, and we've run out of ideas anyway". Also, shit band, get fcked push-mosher.

anonymous 7/15/2014 5:47:04 PM

Oh, you don't think Tool sucks? I thought they sucked before it was cool.

anonymous 7/17/2014 8:12:15 PM

"Tool album delayed by being a 'Tool album'"

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