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New Albums From Tool, A Perfect Circle May Not Be Coming Out In 2017

Scratch those expectations for new albums from Tool or A Perfect Circle this Year.

Answering a fan tweet about a new album from the latter, A Perfect Circle tweeted a simple "Not true." In a subsequent tweet, it added: "@Tool Also not true."

A Perfect Circle on Twitter

@mcnab_ Not true

A Perfect Circle on Twitter

@wikipushing @mcnab_ @Tool Also not true

Both bands, which share frontman Maynard James Keenan, have been in the studio working on new material -- Tool on its first album since 2006's 10,000 Days, APC since 2004's Emotive.

Tool's has been up in the air for quite some time, but both APC guitarist Billy Howerdel and the group's new label, BMG Records, previously said that the group's fourth album would indeed be released during 2017.

Tool will be touring, however, with a North American run beginning May 24 in Fairfax, Va.


Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.