Tool and A Perfect Circle frontman Maynard James Keenan unloaded on people who write poor reviews about his albums and wine in a new Stuff interview.
On the new A Perfect Circle song “Disillusioned” Keenan ponders the sense of entitlement he perceives in many of today’s teenagers.
The music video shows a squadron of young people standing in formation, engrossed in their cellphones. In another shot, robed youths sit in a circle in a darkened room, clustered around a laptop on an altar while electrical cables slither over everything like snakes.
“Time to put the silicone obsession down,” sings Keenan, like some grumpy grandad railing against the evils of texting and the pesky interwebs. “Take a look around…”.
The song was partly inspired by his loathing for internet review site, Yelp.
“That thing is f…ing poison! Sites like Yelp have fostered this generation of novice experts who have the power to open their mouths but haven’t actually put the work into knowing what they’re talking about. I’ve had bad Yelp reviews of my tasting room, but it had nothing to do with the wine. The reviews were bad merely because I wasn’t there! That’s like giving my record a bad review because I wasn’t in the record store when they bought it! I can only say to those people: shut the f… up!”