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.