Maynard James Keenan admitted that the new Tool album could’ve been released back in 2011.
Keenan and bassist Justin Chancellor made a recent appearance on BBC’s Rock Show with Daniel P Carter to discuss their new album. Chancellor said the ideas of Fear Inoculum were created all the way back in 1995.
As to why the album took so long to release, Keenan explained, “I think a lot of it [was] just that age where you want it to be right and we’ve had some success in the past and the fear of this thing coming out and not being accepted — the fear that it’s not as good as it can be — that can be detrimentally crippling.”
“If I had to ‘psychology 101’ [it], I would have to say, ‘Well, yeah, that’s why it would take 13 years to write something, because you’re paranoid that it’s not gonna be the best that it can be and then you second guess every single step that you make,’ when it was probably good enough — I shouldn’t say good enough — it was fantastic eight years ago.”
Read the full interview on Loudwire.