Maynard James Keenan Hints At Tool Tension, Fans ‘Troubled’


A few days ago, Maynard James Keenan went on one his usual Twitter troll fest about Tool in what most fans took to be about the band likely ending up on streaming services at some point in the not too distant future. Keenan mentioned that the band was ‘indecisive’ and ‘dysfunctional,’ which a fan noticed and tweeted about it, and Keenan liked the tweet, hinting that those were more than just offhand comments.

Will Stewart tweeted, “Everybody’s happy Tool will be on digital services. I’m sitting here troubled by the thought that Maynard is possibly trying to say the band members, collectively are ‘indecisive’ and ‘dysfunctional.'”

Tool are currently in the studio recording their first new album in 12 years, since 2006’s 10,000 Days.

A fan tweeted to Tool a few days ago, “The band already commented on this that they will not put any tool songs whatsoever on any streaming service.”

Puscifer responded, “No. The band never said that. That would be absurd. Perhaps there is a more logical reason for a lack of presence on iTunes & other digital services. #dysfunctional #indecisive #etcetera.”

A fan tweeted, “Because Steve Jobs was a TOTAL prick? Oh, and streamers can listen to their indiv. songs over and over w/o having to buy, and the band doesn’t receive shit. Buy there fn CD’s/LP’s/Cassettes so you can appreciate the art.”

Puscifer responded, “Or. Make the music available on all formats and give people the choice. Roughly 1/8 of the physical music store locations still exist from the crash in 2006. Some buy both/all btw.”

A fan tweeted, “They literally said they want their music listened to in its entirety so you get the full scope and message of the musical piece. So they will not stream pieces of their music on streaming services. Look it up before speaking…”

Puscifer responded, “Hahahaha!!! Should I check with myself and get back to you?”

Keenan then tweeted from his primary account, “Tee hee. Its going up on digital services someday. Pull your head out of your ass. There. @puscifer #dysfunctional #indecisive.”