Tool, the iconic American rock band famous for such arty-metal, heavy rock radio hits like “Prison Sex,” “Stinkfist,” and other songs your hard cousin enjoys, is supposedly working on a fifth studio album—their first in 12 years, since 2006's 10,000 Days. My personal conspiracy theory is that is exactly how many days we’ll have to wait until we hear new Tool, but honestly, who knows. (Before you attempt the math—that means there’s another 42 years before we get the goods.) Apparently the oft-rumored full-length Tool album is actually happening, because SPIN discovered the band posted a few in-studio images and then quickly deleted them. Not so sneaky in the Internet age, are we, boys?
The images—which are available here, thank you screen-shotters of the world—show guitarist Adam Jones, drummer Danny Carey, bassist Justin Chancellor doing the dang thing, Tooling around in studio. (Let me have that one.) They follow a carefully crafted April Fool’s Day post in which singer Maynard James Keenan joked that rock legend Sammy Hagar would assist them in the recording process. It’s carefully crafted because I think anyone could, would and should believe it to be true, because it doesn’t seem that outlandish? Am I wrong here?
Anyway, keep those peepers out for new Tool music, if that’s what you’re into.