January 30, 2013 16:18

Tool forced to delay work on new album after freak scooter crashes

Two members of band suffer Vespa-related mishaps

Tool forced to delay work on new album after freak scooter crashes

Photo: PA

Alternative metal band Tool have revealed they were forced to delay writing sessions on their new album after two of their members were involved in separate scooter crashes.

According to Loudwire, the group had to put aside plans to work on the follow-up to their 2006 album '10,000 Days' after two anonymous figures involved with the band suffered Vespa-related mishaps.

Although the band have chosen not to identify either injured party, they have revealed that one anonymous member suffered several broken ribs and a dislocated shoulder after his scooter slipped on icy roads. The prang happened just days after another person – only described as someone "involved with Tool" – suffered a head injury and multiple cuts and bruises after their own vehicular accident.

"The New Year started off on a bad note as far as writing and arranging sessions for Tool's next record," lamented the band in a statement on their website. "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 resulting in several broken ribs and a dislocated shoulder.

"Because of the physical nature of the musical involvement involved, 9 DAYS of jamming were lost, although I'm happy to report that the person involved is recovering nicely, so much so, in fact, that writing sessions resumed last Monday [January 21], despite it being a holiday for many."

They went on to add: "Coincidently, 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."

In addition to their somewhat surprising fondness for scooters, Tool raised eyebrows earlier this week when guitarist Adam Jones decided that World Wrestling Entertainment's Royal Rumble pay-per-view would be an appropriately romantic setting to propose to his girlfriend – you can watch footage of him popping the question at WWE.com.

Read More On This Artist

Tool Merchandise
More News
Electric Daisy Carnival attendee died from 'accidental ecstasy overdose'
Rick Rubin files to legally change his name
Josh Homme says it is a 'misconception' that he changed Arctic Monkeys sound
AC/DC frontman offers health status update on Malcolm Young
Peace, Swim Deep and Circa Waves to support The Libertines at London gigs
No Devotion: 'We can't listen to Lostprophets anymore'
Katie Melua labelled 'fallen hero' by Christian Aid over involvement in tax avoidance...
Dave Grohl says new Foo Fighters album is 'about reinventing the process'
Linkin Park announce second London O2 Arena gig
Yellow Magic Orchestra founder Ryuichi Sakamoto diagnosed with throat cancer
Metronomy, Basement Jaxx and Death From Above 1979 tickets to go on sale today (July 11)
Owners of Dolly Parton Glastonbury dog come forward
Arctic Monkeys serenade Lisbon's Nos Alive festival with 'love song'
Bat For Lashes unveils new song 'Skin Song' – listen
Manic Street Preachers' Nicky Wire: ''Futurology' is one of our most...
The Vines share video for new single 'Metal Zone' – watch
Azealia Banks reportedly 'free' from Interscope recording contract
Zach Braff discusses Coldplay and Bon Iver-featuring soundtrack to new movie ‘Wish I Was Here’
Limp Bizkit at Glastonbury? 'I doubt we'll ever be invited'
Mick Jagger laughs off claims he is to blame from Brazil's 7-1 World Cup defeat
Robin Thicke album 'sells less than 54 copies' in Australia, according to reports
Poll result: NME readers do not want to see pyrotechnic flares banned from music festivals

More News


Please login to add your comment.

Featured Videos
Latest Tickets - Booking Now
Know Your NME
  • Facebook
  • Twitter

NME Store & Framed Prints
Most Read News
Popular This Week
Inside NME.COM
On NME.COM Today