Author: Michael Pementel
The interview involves some conversation around Maynard James Keenan’s upcoming Puscifer tour and his lyric writing; at one point however, the topic of social media comes up.
Expressing an issue he has with the technology, the singer shares how, “It’s very comfortable from your living room to run your mouth, but when you actually have to see the situations in real-time or have to talk to the person across from you, we tend to be a bit more civil.”
Maynard James Keenan’s problem with social media:
“I don’t want to be the old dude blaming the new stuff, but that really is part of the issue. Social media technology. And the isolation of being able to voice every uninformed opinion that you’ve ever had or come across. I don’t know if there’s any way out until somehow it all gets unplugged for a reset.
“It’s very comfortable from your living room to run your mouth, but when you actually have to see the situations in real-time or have to talk to the person across from you, we tend to be a bit more civil. You might be the big tough guy, but eventually, there’s a bigger tougher guy who doesn’t agree with you. So at some point, you’re sort of going, ‘OK, maybe we should be cool to each other instead of running our mouths.'”
What are your thoughts on what the Tool singer had to say? Do you think he makes a fair point?
In other Tool related news, have you seen the video that features members of the band teaming up with that of Brass Against on stage? The latter were performing a cover of “Stinkfist,” so guys from Tool thought they’d jump in to play alongside Brass Against.