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TOOL has released a statement to RollingStone.com explaining how a misunderstanding between the band’s guitarist and a fan led to speculation that the group had completed its new studio album.

“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,” the statement reads. “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 posted a message on his Twitter profile stating, “FYI, ‘The record’s done and it’s coming out tomorrow’ is what I said yesterday, followed by ‘just kidding. . . ‘”

TOOL kicked off its spring tour at Veterans Memorial Arena in Spokane, Washington on Tuesday (March 4) with a two-hour collection of fan favorites but not a single new tune in sight. According to RollingStone.com, the Los Angeles band opened its set with “Hooker With A Penis” and blasted through hits like “Vicarious”, “Schism” and “Jambi” before ending with the triple knockout of “Forty-Six & 2”, “Ænema” and “Stinkfist”.

The instrumental members of TOOL have acknowledged working on new music for a large portion of the past year, but have yet to give any sign that they are ready to hit “record.”

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.

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According to The Pulse Of Radio, TOOL guitarist Adam Jones got married last month to artist Korin Faught in a ceremony that took place in San Francisco. Although they got hitched in July, the news was not revealed until Wednesday night (August 28), when a photo of the couple was posted on Jones‘ official Facebook page with the caption “Mrs. Jones <3 July 6th 2013.” A photo of the Joneses from the wedding was also posted at the guitarist’s Instagram account.

The couple are also expecting their first child, which Korin revealed via her own Instagram page with a picture of her baby bump and the caption “#bumpwatch.”

Jones proposed to Faught last January while ringside at the WWE Royal Rumble showdown in Phoenix. Just before the Royal Rumble went on the air that evening, a message appeared on the WWE‘s giant “titantron” video screen, saying, “Korin, Adam Jones wants to ask you something… ‘Will you marry me?'”

With cameras surrounding them, Jones produced a ring and waited for Korin‘s answer — which luckily for him was “yes.”

Meanwhile, drummer Danny Carey recently said that TOOL could have its first album since 2006 completed by the end of this year and in stores in 2014.

Despite the long wait and slow pace of work on the record, Jones told The Pulse Of Radio a while back that TOOL‘s creative process is relatively simple. “We write this song, and then we write the next song — we don’t really, like, you know, go, ‘Okay, well, now we’re gonna write the radio song,’ or ‘Now, we’re gonna write this song,'” he said. “You know, we just write and then put ’em in an order that we like after we’ve recorded them and then get a feeling from all the songs in the group and then try to attack the propaganda of selling the record.”

TOOL‘s last album, “10,000 Days”, came out in 2006. Since that time the band has toured almost every year, while singer Maynard James Keenan has tended to his Arizona vineyard business and recorded several albums with PUSCIFER.

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Axeman marries artist Korin Faught in San Francisco.

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Adam Jones posts exclusive guitar cam footage of three-piece charging through “Lateralus” tune.

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Tool: Opiate to the masses

So, remember back in Feb when Tool drummer Danny Carey said there will definitely be a new Tool album this year? And then frontman Maynard James Keenan said soon after that there were no actual songs written? Well, ol’ Danny’s piped up again with some fairly positive news, suggesting that the album looks set to be wrapped up this year, with an early 2014 release looking pretty likely.

“It’s still the three of us [Carey, guitarist Adam Jones and bassist Justin Chancellor] right now and [we will be joined by singer Maynard James Keenan] soon, you know, just working on all our parts and working on our compositions together,” he tells Loudwire. “Stylistically, we’re trying to push things in different ways, but it always comes out sounding like Tool no matter what we’re trying to do. We’re working everyday on it and it’s going really well, so I’m hoping we’ll get into the studio by the end of the year.”

“I doubt it [will be released in 2013],” he adds. “Right now, since we haven’t started tracking stuff at this point, it’ll be hard. We could have the record finished by the end of the year — that’s a possibility, but the logistics of getting it manufactured and getting the record company in line and all this stuff, I doubt we’ll be able to get it out before Christmas. We’ll see how it goes. Most likely, it’ll be early 2014.”

AS USUAL PLEASE TAKE ALL THIS WITH A PINCH OF SALT. You know how this goes…

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Guitarist Adam Jones says they’ve changed as people, and “two really bad things” have set back progress on their new record – but they’re slowly pushing forward.

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Guitarist Adam Jones talks about the highly-anticipated new release and the current state of affairs within the band.

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According to The Pulse Of Radio, TOOL guitarist Adam Jones has given a new interview to Revolver magazine about the upcoming 21st anniversary re-release of the band’s debut EP, “Opiate”, but naturally the conversation turned to the band’s long-delayed new album.

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TOOL will release a handcrafted, bonus-laden, limited-edition package of its original debut EP, “Opiate”, on March 26 to mark the 21st anniversary of the six-song release.

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Tool: Opiate to the masses

Tool will be releasing a special 21st anniversary edition of their debut Opiate EP, limited to just 5,000 copies and featuring some exceptionally awesome features.

The Opiate re-release will include art contributions from guitarist Adam Jones, as well as illustrations by famed artist Adi Granov and design packaging by regular Tool collaborator Mackie Osborne.

Split into five sets of 1,000 copies, each set will include a variation of designs and bonus items, including a new stereoscopic image for fans to use with their glasses from Tool’s 2006 opus 10,000 Days.

The packages will only be available via the official Tool web site, going on sale March 26 with three items-per-order limits. Yeah, this is serious elite-level fanboy stuff, people.

Meanwhile, we’re still waiting to find out who’s telling porkies about the new Tool album – Maynard James Keenan, who keeps insisting it’s a long way off, or drummer Danny Carey, who reckons it’s just around the corner. WHY DO THEY PLAY WITH US LIKE THIS?!

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