TOOL may not be leaving a new record under the tree for fans this holiday season, but that doesn’t mean that the band itself won’t enjoy the break. The Pulse Of Radio asked bassist Justin Chancellor what Christmas was like around his family’s home back when he was younger. “Pretty much a family affair,” he said. “We’d always be together as a family and just have too much food and too much port. [laughs] Just kind of very traditional. My mother was sort of mildly religious, but the rest of us, you know, we didn’t really have it forced on us. It was more of just a family time to be together that was like designated time that we would all go home.”
TOOL is reportedly working on its new album, with singer Maynard James Keenan recently telling Rolling Stone that it’s been delayed because his bandmates take so long to assemble the music.
TOOL‘s last album, “10,000 Days”, came out in 2006. The band has toured a few times since then.
Keenan has kept himself busy with his Arizona wine-making business and his band PUSCIFER, along with doing some live work and a little new music with A PERFECT CIRCLE.