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Big Updates on Long Awaited New Music From Tool, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Blink 182

Maynard James Keenan

Let’s start with Tool since it’s been 37 years since we got new music. Is the wait over? Well, not necessarily but we do have an update from web content manager Blair MacKenzie. According to an article from Alternative Nation, things are progessing…just slowly. The article, which is 85% about the 30 year old Pepsi machine/cooler that had graced the band’s loft being no longer a functioning appliance. After getting through all of that and while still referencing the vintage cooler, he added

“It is uncertain how the machine’s absence will affect any future Tool tunes? Personally, I don’t believe that it will change much, especially at this stage of the writing/arranging process, in which, I believe, there are only a couple of ‘shorter’ songs left to complete(?), along with a segue or two or three. (Of course, we need to keep in mind any changes that might be needed to accommodate the vocals, etc., once all of the arrangements are finished.) Even so, I still don’t think the departed Pepsi machine will change in any significant way any new material created by the band. But if it does, someone might want to start looking for cooling unit parts…”

Again, there is new music. When we will hear it is a totally different thing.


Chili Peppers

I’ve been hearing rumors of the past couple of days that the new long awaited new Red Hot Chili Peppers single is coming around the end of April. In fact, it appears that the band will be making some sort of announcement regarding the new album on April 29th to coincide with the release of the single. What’s it called? We don’t know yet but I’m willing to bet there’s a line or two about California in there. We’ll get it on the radio as soon as it lands in our hands!


Mark and Ttavis from Blink on stage

Finally no speculation, just confirmation! Blink 182 will drop their new single on 4/28! It’s called “Bored To Death.” The record guy I just heard from is very excited about it. Granted it’s their job to be but I did sense some real sincerity in his voice. Look for the still untitled new album on 7/1! This will be the band’s first album since 2011’s “Neighbourhoods” and the first without founding member Tom Delonge. Matt Skiba of Alkaline Trio will be taking over on guitar and possibly some vocals.


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