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Tool’s next album “won’t take us this long,” says Danny Carey

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Good news, Tool fans: you may not have to wait 13 years to hear another album.

In an interview with Cleveland Scene, drummer Danny Carey says that the next Tool record “won’t take us this long,” referring to the protracted gap between 2019’s Fear Inoculum and its predecessor, 2006’s 10,000 Days.

“We even had some stuff left over from the last one that we’ll develop,” Carey says. “We have head starts on three or four new songs.”

While that does sound exciting, we’re taking Carey’s comments with several grains of salt, as there were multiple false starts amid the 13-year wait for Fear Inoculum. Still, it would probably be hard to take longer than 13 years for another new album, so might as well be optimistic.

Tool is currently on tour in support of Fear Inoculum; the outing continues Tuesday in Kansas City, Missouri. Earlier this month, they released “Opiate2,” a “re-imagined and extended” version of the title track off their 1992 EP in honor of its 30th anniversary.

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