Maynard James Keenan Asked If Chris Cornell’s Death Made Him Fear For His Life


Tool and A Perfect Circle frontman Maynard James Keenan was recently interviewed on KROQ’s Kevin and Bean Show, and he was asked about A Perfect Circle’s new song “So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish.”

Stryker asked, “When you hear you talking about pop culture icons that were lost in that song, I’m curious, when I think of Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington, specifically, those are two guys, and it’s bad thinking on my part, they got to an age where I thought these guys are going to go all the way, I’m going to grow old with them as a fan of their music. When you see icons who maybe people that started out in the music business similar to you, do you think about your own mortality and where you are in your own life?”

Keenan responded, “Yeah. I think that’s early on if you have a loved one pass, or something happens to them, or a person who has grown up in a war zone, those kind of things impact you in a way where you either shut down or embrace life going forward.”

He was then asked if he’s ever had issues drugs or alcohol.

Keenan quipped, “Not yet. ‘Hey, what’s next for you?’ Rehab, you’ve got to here there right?”