The shortest song on Tool’s long-awaited upcoming fifth album clocks in at 12-minutes, according to Melvins frontman Buzz Osborne.
Osborne revealed in an interview with TeamRock.com that Tool guitarist Adam Jones let him in on the status of the follow-up to 2006’s 10,000 Days – and added that Maynard James Keenan and co haven’t even started recording it yet. He also mentioned that the songs written ahead of the recording sessions aren’t radio-friendly.
In a feature on the Melvins’ back catalogue, Osborne says while discussing 1994’s Stoner Witch: “I think it was the longest time we ever spent in the studio actually, 19 days, which for us is a long time. Bands like Tool obviously spend about six months on their albums, and they’ve spent about 10 years putting together the new one. And they haven’t even started recording yet, but Adam told me the shortest song they’ve been working on is 12 minutes long. Anyway, Stoner Witch was great.”