Tool may be out to break the Guinness World Record for Longest Time Making Fans Wait In Between Albums, but at least they’ve got a sense of humour about it.
The industrial metal titans used April Fools Day to poke fun of their notoriously sluggish progress on their fifth LP, taking to Facebook to announce an unexpected lineup change.
In a post entitled: MAYNARD JAMES KEENAN GIVES SAMMY HAGAR THE WHEEL, the band announced that, “in an effort to nudge the things forward in what seems to be an endless music writing process,” they’ve enlisted the help of the Chickenfoot and occasional Van Halen frontman to “temporarily replace him as the vocalist for the slow moving internationally recognized rock monster truck, Tool.”
“There seems to be this invisible speed limit we’ve been holding ourselves to. I believe Sammy can help us get all pistons firing and break some sound barriers” Keenan went on to say.
“Sammy is the only vocalist I’m aware of that was able to take an already established Van Halen an even greater distance. Hopefully this shift will help speed things along.”
But still, Tool fans be like:
At last report, Keenan had started recording vocals for the long, long-awaited 10,000 Days follow-up, meaning it’s getting close to being dusted. So at least there’s that.