Published Apr 01, 2015Some Tool fans were doubtless very excited to wake up this morning (April 1) to discover that frontman Maynard James Keenan had leaked some music from the band's long-awaited new album. That excitement doubtless only lasted until they actually listened to the thing, however, since it turned out to be an April Fool's joke.
The clip was posted by Puscifer, which is Keenan's other band. It's an obnoxiously upbeat, rinky-dink electro ditty with Spanish-language vocals and it comes with the caption, "Leaked New Tool Music. Spread it like Herpes. 03-32-2015."
Tool meanwhile, jokingly condemned the "leak" on Facebook, writing, "This music leak is unsettling on many levels. First off, it truly sucks to have your unfinished music available on the interweb without your consent. And second, to have it immediately picked up by someone and released as their own work is infuriating. We don't encourage anyone to listen to this leaked clip because it's far from finished and it will spoil what's to come. But if you absolutely must, then listen to both clips. These are practically identical. It's a clear cut case of copyright infringement and plagiarism. #sueeverybody #marchthirtysecond."
The supposedly similar-sounding song Tool are referring to is "El Sonidito (El Ruidito)" by Hechizeros Band from 2009. If you listen to both songs, you'll discover that they're exactly the same. In other words, Tool simply nabbed this Mexican group's music and put their own name on it. Check out both below.
Tool have been involved in various April Fool's pranks over the years. There have been claims that they were in a serious bus crash and that Keenan had abandoned Tool after finding Jesus.
Meanwhile, Tool fans continue to wait for a new album. The band haven't released an album in nine years due to being tangled up in a lawsuit.