Tool drummer Danny Carey about upcoming EP album in quarantine

Tool drummer Danny Carey talks about the band’s upcoming and new EP album while they in quarantine. He also hopes the band will release an EP in 2020.

When the quarantine starts, drummer Danny Carey revealed the idea that he might work together with the band members. Also, the band members include bassist Justin Chancellor and guitarist Adam Jones to work on an EP album. They also “kind of on hiatus” at the moment with their huge year of planned touring obviously completely postponed to next year. Carey reveals that with things likely not getting back to any form of normality until 2021. But they also work for new EP or songs.

During a conversation with Kevin Crompton with Tool drummer Danny Carey has talked about what’s happens soon on the band:

“Tool hasn’t been jamming. We’ve been just kind of been on hiatus. Nothing’s really been happening. But I think it’s time. We kept hoping that we were gonna get back out, so we were just kind of, ‘Hey, enjoy this while it lasts,’ but now it’s looking like it could go to the rest of the year, so we need to get the lead out and start functioning – maybe knock out another EP, at least, or something like that.

We’ve never really done that since our first release – done an EP – so I thought it would be kind of nice to do something like that. We don’t have a record deal anymore – we’re free agents – so we can kind of release whatever we wanna release now, which is a good feeling.”

Then Danny Carey added the creative process during the record:

“It’s a slow process for us to compose our tunes ’cause we really don’t have a songwriter – like a Neil Young or something like that. Our band just get in there and jam and these jams can take off in all these different directions, and that’s when we’re all kind of pushing weirdness on each other. We always keep the tape rolling the whole time, so then we just find the cool bits and go, ‘This would fit good with this.’

We all take the tapes home and listen to ’em and then show up the next day and then have little meetings to talk about how it’s gonna develop or what direction it can go. Sometimes different time signatures can feed into other ones. That’s weird. It’s always hard to kind of figure out how things fit together, but they do. This almost like a commitment – if we’re all feeling it, then we can make it fit together. It’s definitely a band vibe that makes the songs come together in the end – all of us feeding into this pot.

It’s also a good process, but I wouldn’t recommend it to the faint of heart [laughs], ’cause it’s time-consuming. It takes us a long time to write. And it sounds like us in the end, so I’m happy about that.”

Tool‘s last album “Fear Inoculum” out last year. You can watch Danny Carey and Kevin Crompton‘s full interview below.

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