Maynard James Keenan is on the road with alt-metallers A Perfect Circle this summer, but it seems his bread-and-butter band, Tool, aren’t completely out of the picture.

“We’re writing,” the frontman told SPIN of the current state of Tool, adding that A Perfect Circle are also writing and “might put out a track of two” this year.

“The energy is good, so there’s always the potential for a future,” he said.

Maynard, who runs his own wine vineyards when he’s not on tour, added that recording music “is very much like winemaking. Pieces are developing individually, then you bring them together and they either fit together or they don’t.

“Eventually when you bring it all together, it integrates, then you spend a little bit of time working on it, and then you release it.”

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