Maynard James Keenan Savagely Rips Tool Boycott


Maynard James Keenan discussed his frustration with Tool for holding out on joining streaming services for so long in a new Apple Music Beats 1 interview with Zane Lowe. Alternative Nation transcribed his remarks. A Tool member was recently asked a bold Rage Against The Machine Rock and Roll Hall of Fame question.

Maynard James Keenan: You spend all this time creating a thing, but once that song is done, once you’ve written it, you’ve all agreed on it, and you’ve recorded it for posterity, it is now recorded. Nothing really you’re going to do is going to undo that. If you want to listen to it through this can, that’s not up to me. My part is done. We wrote, recorded, have done the thing. So if you’re one of those artists out there holding out, like, “I’m only going to sell my music through this medium,” shut up. Get on with it.

Zane Lowe: I felt like a bad fan, but I had to listen to it some way, because I would scratch these CDs up like crazy, and then I’d go to YouTube. And that’s the thing I couldn’t understand. It’s not on iTunes, it’s not on streaming services, but I can go stream the whole album on YouTube. It was just driving me crazy. And I never got my head around-

Maynard James Keenan: Driving YOU crazy? Okay.

Zane Lowe: So a good feeling for you to know the music is?

Maynard James Keenan: Only 20 years later.

A Tool member reacted to horrible disrespect at a Nine Inch Nails festival in a new interview.

Zane Lowe: As soon as it came out, I made a playlist called, where is it, here it is, “A Disrespectful Reordering of Tool’s Impeccable Back Catalog” is what I called it.

Maynard James Keenan: Just, you want to really bum them out, just a video of you going, “Shuffle.”

Zane Lowe: Totally. Look at, I put Hooker with a Penis straight after Vicarious. How do you like that?

Maynard James Keenan: Sorry, Dan [Carey].

Maynard James Keenan discussed his ‘paranoid’ Tool bandmates last week.