Tool’s Maynard James Keenan Calls Out Bandmates About Album Delays

first_imgTool‘s forthcoming album—if we can truly call it that—has been in the works for a very long time. So long, in fact, that many fans have begun to doubt it will ever come at all. At least, many of them were doubting it until a spate of exciting developments brought some fire back to the Toolverse earlier this year.Those doubting fans got another indication that Tool’s long-awaited album is on the way this weekend when the progressive metal giants headlined Wisconsin’s Northern Invasion festival. Alternative Nation reports that Sunday night’s show found frontman Maynard James Keenan imploring his bandmates—drummer Danny Carey, bassist Justin Chancellor, and guitarist Adam Jones—to finish recording their parts of the new album so he could get down to recording his vocal tracks.“I’m afraid of bananas, and other forms of fruit, because eventually you wonderful people are going to run out of fucking patience. So I beg you Danny, Adam, and Justin, please finish your parts so I can finish mine.”The on-stage declaration is the latest sign that Tool’s new album is finally on the horizon, but it isn’t the first. Last month, Tool released their first new music in over decade as part of a promo video advertising a series of music clinics hosted by Carey, Chancellor, and Jones. The instrumental segment wasn’t a complete song, but it was enough to get fans salivating. Then, on the first stop of the aforementioned music clinic tour, Carey, Chancellor, and Jones revealed that every song on the forthcoming album will be more than 10 minutes long.Of course, all of these developments took place a couple of months after Tool announced that the recording process for their next record was underway in earnest. And just in case fans had their doubts about that, members of the band confirmed it via Instagram.[H/T – Alternative Nation]last_img read more

Seven reasons to provide your members with mobile apps

first_imgby: Robb GaynorIn order to keep up with the evolving trends of modern technology, it is important to maintain a strong place in the market by keeping your members satisfied. If you are not innovating, you are falling behind. There are seven reasons why credit unions should provide mobile apps:Generate a return. Mobile banking can be used to drive revenue for credit unions. Expedited payments and P2P payments are features that can both generate fee revenue, as they provide the convenience that consumers and businesses crave. Mobile can and does provide convenience, so credit unions can charge for it.Cross-selling. The mobile channel can be used to cross-sell other products and features within the mobile banking app, as well as inform your business and consumer members about your credit union. In fact, the ad space in an app can generate up to a 12%-15% “touch-through” rate.  Mobile ads and messages are much more engaging than their Internet banking counterparts. Whether you are featuring a high-interest savings account or CD or simply informing consumers and businesses about your community involvement, mobile ads engage end-users and can be used to help build a solid ROI for the channel.Save money. Mobile banking cuts costs. Simple examples, such as mobile check capture, lower transaction and processing costs for credit unions. By moving expensive activities to the mobile self-service channel, lower costs are attainable. Other examples, such as moving an end-user to mobile e-statements on an iPad, will also realize cost savings by taking out production costs. The more members who use mobile, the more savings can be attained. continue reading » 17SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Fifa World Cup FIFA World Cup 2018: Neymar’s fitness dodgy affair as pressure mounts on Brazil

first_imgNew Delhi: A bruised and hurt Neymar will aim to get Brazil’s FIFA World Cup 2018 campaign back on track on Friday as one of the favourites of the tournament eye for a victory over Costa Rica. Neymar was fouled for a record number of times (10) in a single World Cup game in 20 years in Brazil’s lackluster 1-1 draw against Switzerland on Sunday.The world’s most expensive player then limped out of training on Tuesday. However, he returned to training pitch 48 hours ahead of the tie in St. Petersburg. The Switzerland match was PSG forward’s first game after a four months setback following a broken bone in his right foot.”Neymar is one of the best players in the world. Of course having him in our side is a big plus for us,” said Coutinho.”He is so important. He is always creating the play, creating space.” Brazil were left frustrated with the treatment that Neymar got against Switzerland. The Brazilian federation further complained to FIFA.Neymar and co. will face Costa Rica on Friday. For all the Latest Sports News News, Fifa World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more