Tool singer Maynard James Keenan reacted to actor Patton Oswalt posting a photo of a ‘lover’ coffee mug gift he got from his wife, Meredith Salenger. Maynard James Keenan was ‘followed’ by a surprising actor on tour.
Oswalt wrote about the gift that references Star Wars’ Han Solo and Princess Leia, “.@MeredthSalenger Merry Christmas baby.” Maynard James Keenan responded, “#Sparks. Nice.”
A Tool fan revealed why he dislikes “7empest” in a new Reddit topic. ChrisishereO2 posted, “I’ve heard so many people on this sub saying how much they love 7empest; that it’s one of Tool’s best songs ever; etc… I absolutely hate it but I wish I’d liked it. Maybe it’s the Undertow-like start. (I don’t like Undertow that much, it sounds too generic for me). Then i tell myself, ‘It gets better, don’t worry,’ which it does, but I not enough for me to put it even in their top 30. What does everyone like about it?”
Gltasn responded, “Why force your self to like stuff just because others like it? Thats a sheeps menalitly, be the wolf. I am a wolf and dont give 2 fucks what other people like and seek that wich brings ME pleasure.”
Sabresguy responded, “I mean tbh from the first listen it gave me goosebumps all over. It was the first song I listened to when it came out at midnight and I was up all night. I love it because it literally sounds like a compendium if all of my favorite things about tool. You shouldn’t have to try and like it. If you didn’t like it you didn’t like it. I love it because of how it makes me feel. If you didn’t feel that way that’s fine.”
Tra1famadorian said, “I wish people would stop with this kinda stuff. There’s no rule that says you have to like everything Tool does, or that if there is a Tool song you don’t like it’s only because you don’t “get” it. There are several Tool songs I flat out don’t like (most of them from the early period, despite my having discovered them in 94, where they seemed to come across as one-dimensional).
Regarding 7empest, I would say the key to ‘liking’ it is to listen to the bass rhythm and treat the lead tones as a second set of vocals. Adam provides so much texture to that song with those lead tones. I love it. It’s my favorite Tool song.” A ‘drunken mess’ at a Tool show was recently called out.
— Maynard J Keenan (@mjkeenan) December 26, 2019