Tool have used their latest newsletter to hit back at fans who have become “negative” while waiting for the band’s new album.
Though the metal band have toured nearly every year since 2009, their last album came out a decade ago, prompting some impatient fans to start leaving “cynical” comments on Tool’s social media platforms.
In a lengthy post, Tool informed these fans that “their hostile behavior and small-mind opinions are not helping in bringing about the next Tool record in any way, shape or form”. The band also said they are not convinced when they receive messages such as: “After being Tool’s biggest fan for 19 years, I am now disavowing my favorite band.”
The band added later in the post: “Why is it that those who complain the loudest are almost always the first to comment negatively on any given post? It’s as if they are just sitting at their computer – day and night – waiting for any piece of news so that they can pounce with their cynical viewpoint. By doing so, they invalidate all their disavowing! To any psychiatrist worth their $$$, this would be clearly evident.”
Also in the newsletter, recent quotes from various band members are referenced to reassure fans that “there is going to be a new Tool album”, and several non-music-related anecdotes are shared as examples of the power of positive thinking. Read the full newsletter here.