It’s been ten long years since Tool has officially released any new music, though a new album has been discussed for months by the band. Today, we have yet another glimpse inside this possible new release, though it comes from a friend of the band: Buzz Osborne. The Melvins frontman wrote a piece for Team Rock highlighting the Melvins’ best albums, and mentioned a bit of gossip that he heard from Tool’s own Adam Jones.According to Osborne, “Bands like Tool obviously spend about six months on their albums, and they’ve spent about ten years putting together the new one. And they haven’t even started recording yet, but Adam [Jones, Tool guitarist] told me the shortest song they’ve been working on is twelve minutes long.”Wow! Whatever Tool has in store, it seems like it will be truly worth the wait.[H/T Team Rock]
ONE of the highlights of tomorrow’s 16th staging of the Reggae Marathon will be the participation of Japan’s Tottori Prefecture Marathon winner Kata Taniguchi.Taniguchi won the event in 2 hours 29.29 seconds, and he will line up at the start of the event at 5:15 a.m. in Long Bay, Negril. The Japanese athlete is here as part of a twinning agreement between the Westmoreland and the Tottori Prefecture.As part of the agreement, this year’s Reggae Marathon winner will run at the Tottori Marathon in March next year.Race director, Alfred “Franno” Francis is expecting a big turnout for tomorrow’s event.”We are expecting a minimum of 2,500 participants from more than 35 countries,” Francis said. There will be a victory beach party and awards ceremony, dubbed “Finish Line Beach Bash” at Long Bay Beach from 7 a.m. to noon. This will feature Digicel Rising Stars and reggae performers Kelissa and Keznamdi.The International Association of Athletics Federations and USA Track and Field have re-certified the three race courses for the Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon, and 10K.”This is a requirement every five years. This also means that the course is a qualifier for the World Championships, the Olympics and the setting of a world record,” Francis said.- Raymond Graham
1 N’Golo Kante in action for Leicester City Paris Saint-Germain have not given up hope of landing Leicester star N’Golo Kante this summer, according to reports in France.The 25-year-old midfielder was a revelation during his first season in the Premier League and was one of the cornerstones of Leicester’s shock surge to the title.But his future is now the subject of intense transfer speculation with Arsenal reportedly the frontrunners to land him this summer.Arsene Wenger has been aware of Kante for a long time and has tracked him for years but has so far decided against signing him.However, that could change during the window with the Gunners boss supposedly ready to splash the cash to land his compatriot.But now Le Parisien has suggested that PSG are still very much in the hunt for the midfielder with influential chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi a huge admirer.And it has been reported that he is still preparing an offer for Kante to join his star-studded squad despite strong interest from Arsenal.