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Maynard Explains Tool Album Delay

Tool has just begun recording after a 12-year gap between their fourth and still unnamed fifth album.

Frontman Maynard James Keenan blames it on timing issues in a recent interview with Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich on his Beats 1 show. Keenan explained, "There's a lot of timing issues with Tool getting to the studio, I always kind of guage where they're at, and try to figure out where things are going." Since the band wasn't ready, he moved on to other projects.

A Perfect Circle recently released their new album, Eat The Elephant and will be hitting the road later this month. Both Tool and A Perfect Circle will be performing at this years' Rock On The Range festival in Columbus, Ohio this May. Check out the interview with Lars below!

Maynard James Keenan joins Lars Ulrich on It's Electric! [FULL INTERVIEW] | Beats 1 | Apple Music

Maynard James Keenan chats with It's Electric! host Lars Ulrich about A Perfect Circle's 'Eat the Elephant' album, working with Billy Howerdel, getting out of his comfort zone, and his early aspirations. Listen to It's Electric! on Apple Music: http://apple.co/B1LarsUlrich Apple Music: Millions of songs. Zero ads. No commitment.