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Tool Refute False Reports of Album Completion – Exclusive

"Unfortunately, [Adam Jones]' off-the-cuff joke was taken out of context," says band

Maynard Keenan of Tool performs at the Melbourne Big Day out in Melbourne, Australia.
Martin Philbey/Redferns
March 7, 2014 4:55 PM ET

Contrary to rumors, Tool have not completed a new album. The band has issued a statement exclusively to Rolling Stone explaining how a misunderstanding between the band's guitarist and a fan led to speculation that the group had completed the album and intended to release it this year.

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"Last night, Adam Jones, in a private conversation with fans attending the Portland Tool concert, joked that the band's new album was not only finished but coming out the next day," says the statement. "Unfortunately, his off-the-cuff joke was taken out of context. Work on the forthcoming album is ongoing and as soon as it is done, trust me, we will be the first to let everyone know."

Jones also posted a message on Twitter that said, "FYI, 'The record's done and it's coming out tomorrow' is what I said yesterday, followed by 'just kidding. . . '"

Late last year, Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan told Rolling Stone that the creation of the new album is "a very tedious process." "I don't write the music; they write the music," he said of his bandmates. "I wait for them to bring music to me. They tend to go back over and over stuff. It's a long process." But that's not to say any one person is to blame. "We're all in this together," he said. "I'm not pointing any fingers. I will take full responsibility if I have to."

The band is on the first leg of a North American tour that kicked off in Spokane, Washington earlier this week and found them playing a two-hour set of tracks dating back to their 1996 album Ænima. The group will end the trek in Phoenix on March 27th.

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