Originally Posted by Steev
I don't know why people bother, in the past 22 years they've done 4 albums, an EP, and a box set of old material
Because the music is compelling, and seems to have a lot of meaning for people. I'd rather them only put out 4 albms than spam the market with 8 or 10 records that are only so-so (i.e. pretty much what Maynard is doing with Puscifer).
I'm also not convinced they're not lying. Tool has an interesting relationship with their fans. Hell, on the last tour they opened up with a song blasting the fans who were hounding them for new material, and all of the tour t-shirts had schools of fish on them. I wouldn't be surprised if a new album comes in August or so.