TOOL frontman Maynard James Keenan’s biography will be published in the fall of 2016 via Backbeat Books. The book will be authored by Sarah Jensen, who writes: “It’s been a year-long journey of proposals and queries and nibbles and ‘nopes,’ but my amazing agent, Ann Collette [of Rees Literary Agency in Boston, Massachusetts], never lost faith in the dream.
“The agreement with Backbeat Books is a reality, and the biography of Maynard Keenan is slated for publication next fall.
“Lots of work still to be done, but today’s priority: feeling grateful to everybody who’s been there for us throughout this project. That means you!”
It’s been nine years since TOOL released its last album, 2006’s “10,000 Days”. The band has toured a number of times since its release but has apparently gotten serious about making a new record in the past year.
Guitarist Adam Jones revealed in July 2014 that lawsuits involving a former friend of the band and an insurance company had been putting a drag on the group both creatively and financially since 2007.
The ex-friend claimed that he was owed money for artwork he had given the group, while the insurance firm — which was supposed to protect the band against such claims — sued the band for “technicalities” regarding the case.