Maynard James Keenan Reveals Terrible Relationship With Tool Bandmates


While many have speculated over the years based on Tool interview quotes, Maynard James Keenan made it clear in a new tweet that his communication with his Tool bandmates is terrible.

A fan named Odysseas Kripotos tweeted Keenan, “It looks like there is not much communication between the four of you.”

Maynard responded, “No shit.”

The conversation was in reference to Maynard’s tweet from a few days ago, “Update- Final vocals tracked MONTHS ago. Then U.S.-UK-Euro run w #APC. If Tool all inst are tracked, long process of Mixing now. Meanwhile write/film/track w @puscifer for #puscifer2020 & troll the band FBs with wine posts. #funnyshit #whileyouwerewhiningiwasworking.”

Radio/podcast personality Eddie Trunk addressed the tweet on his SiriusXM show a couple of days ago and had concerns for the chemistry and communication amongst the Tool members through the recording process, and described their ‘dysfunction’ as he sees it.

“If you read that tweet, it does not come off like in any way, shape or form there’s any new Tool record imminent. Because what he’s essentially saying in that tweet, and the way I read it, is he is basically passing the buck on that record to the other three guys. It’s pretty blatantly clear over time here that you’ve got Maynard on one island and the other three guys on another island and I don’t think there’s a lot of camaraderie or interplay between them. They seem [as if they are from] very two completely different worlds. Some feel that Maynard is the reason why this stuff takes forever. Maynard has countered that it’s the other three guys, they always change stuff; they can’t settle on anything.”

Another fan named ACrowleybeast recently tweeted Maynard, “I know that when I am forced to linger on a book longer than I would like to, I feel like the character’s are on life support, and I am ready to come to a conclusion! How does it feel as a musician when it comes to a project that is incomplete for longer than u would like?”

Maynard responded, “Like a slow death.”

Tool fans on Twitter recently said Maynard James Keenan was the reason that the band’s new album isn’t done yet, and he shot back with a clever tweet.

E.G.Mcnaughton tweeted, “Man, #JustinChancellor is a Fucking Beast!!! Man I can’t wait🎼🎶😎🎶🎼 But happiness comes to those who wait. Right? 😀 Soon…@Tool @AdamJones_tv @EvilJoeBarresi @mjkeenan @puscifer #DannyCarey @LYONNESSE9.”

David Sharp responded, “He’s amazing. @Tool is amazing. Looking forward to new stuff in 2019 from them…finally….hopefully 😬”

Derek W then tweeted, “shhhhhhhh…dont jinx it..😂😂🎸”

David Sharp tweeted back, “😂🤭oh I know. Sorry. However No more walking on eggshells… I heard they’re getting closer to finishing so it’s time to lay the vocals and hopefully get touring.”

Keenan responded, “Seriously? Still blaming me. #whileyouwerewhiningiwasworking.”

  • Maya Normussac

    Paynis 8===D~~🙆‍♀️

  • jamey

    Manyard has always been a tool. Hes a douche to everyone in the end somehow

    • Dan

      You sound like quite the douche yourself. Btw, it’s Maynard, not Manyard.

      • jamey

        Awwww but you still understood quite well whom I was implying hmmmm?! Lol. Still dont matter because it’s well known hes self centered and his ego is bigger then it should be and when that happens it ruins it and the gift one has

  • iLeonD

    Old guys gotta be old and crotchety towards each other. It keeps the relationship fresh.

  • Clayton Bigsby

    Keenan being a melodramatic drama queen, as normal. At least the rest of the band can communicate with fans without being condescending.

  • Dr. Dale Cooper

    The guy who wrote this article is the tool. Maynard’s tweet clearly focuses on communication, not relationships, and the two, are clearly different. I get it, there may be some anxiety and communication issues between 4 grown men, all super talented, successful, trying to maintain and sustain their personal lives, that sounds par for course in any industry. However, communication issues do not equate to relationship issues. Brett Buchanan, fan or not, trying to stir up drama by pitting these masters against each other is nothing more than a spinster vying for job security.

  • mystic headlock

    Google, please stop recommending this clickbait abortion website. Nothing but garbage articles speculating about two word tweets. Get a real job, idiot.