Tool fans aren’t the only ones relieved that the wait for the band’s new album, Fear Inoculum, is almost over.
On The Joe Rogan Podcast singer Maynard James Keenan said, “What a weight lifted off my chest. It took a lot of work. The four of us are a lot of work just to get anywhere. Oh my God — everything’s a committee meeting and always gets shot down.”
When asked by Rogan what’s the biggest hurdle for the band, Keenan replied, “Success! When you get successful, you think you’re right about everything. You’re pretty sure as that individual, ‘I am right and you are wrong.’ I’m successful and we’re successful because of me, not because of you!… It’s not that bad with us…There’s a dynamic of, ‘I want this and I’ve always gotten my way and that’s why we’re successful, because I don’t compromise.’”
At the end of the podcast Keenan said, “I’m just so excited we finished this record.” Fear Inoculum is due out August 30th.