It’s been six years since alt-metal band Tool’s last release, 10,000 Days, but fans may have to wait a bit longer for the follow-up due to a pair of Vespa crashes in recent weeks.
Last week, the following news was posted to the band’s website:
The New Year started off on a bad note as far as writing and arranging sessions for Tool’s next record. For the most part this was due to a ‘minor’ accident on a Vespa scooter (slick road conditions being the cause) by a certain band member that resulted in several broken ribs and a dislocated shoulder. Because of the physical nature of the musical instrument involved, 9 DAYS of jamming were lost, although I’m happy to report that the person involved is recovering nicely…
Yes, Tool is so hardcore that several broken ribs and a dislocated shoulder is a “minor” crash.
This was not an isolated incident, as the post also states:
Coincidentally (?), a few days prior to the mishap on the scooter, another person involved with Tool also wound up in the hospital after crashing his Vespa in Hollywood. Although he suffered a head injury (as well as multiple cuts and bruises to his body), I’m quite certain that if you were to order an “Entaphiosis” Hoddie, you would receive an “Entaphiosis” Hoodie.
The band has remained mum on which member and associate were injured.
Fans can take comfort in knowing that despite injuries and delays, the jamming will continue, as will the shipping of hoodies.