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TOOL - Drummer: 'We Truly Are An Alternative Band'
Despite the long wait between TOOL albums, the group remains as popular
as ever. Drummer Danny Carey told Launch that he feels the band's integrity
has kept the fans coming back. "We truly are an alternative band," he said.
"It's an alternative to what other people label as alternative, that actually
all sounds the same or whatever. And I think people can identify that and
they can relate to it, and they desire the real thing when it's available.
You just gotta stick to your laurels and believe in what you're doing, and
not do it for money, do it for the art of it, then you can't lose."
TOOL's fourth full-length album, titled "10,000 Days", is due out on May
2, and is said to contain 11 tracks and have a length of 77 minutes. A track
listing for the album was also recently revealed, although a source for
the band's label told Launch that a first single has not yet been chosen.
"10,000 Days" is the follow-up to TOOL's last studio effort, 2001's "Lateralus".
TOOL will headline the second night of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts
Festival, scheduled for April 29-30 in Indio, California. The band has not
performed live in the U.S. since late 2002. The group has also mapped out
a European tour that extends from the end of May until mid-July, but full
North American plans have yet to be unveiled.