Maynard James Keenan Sends Joe Rogen Eerie Text About Anthony Bourdain

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Joe Rogan recently discussed Tool and A Perfect Circle frontman Maynard James Keenan texting him about Anthony Bourdain’s death. Alternative Nation transcribed Rogan’s comments.

“Anthony Bourdain took his life last week, he was a friend of mine, and Friday was real hard. I got a text from my friend Maynard from Tool. Maynard said: ‘So much for the Keenan vs. Bourdain celebrity jui jitsui match.’ He was like, ‘Fuck.’ I was like oh no, what does that mean? So then I Googled it, and I saw, and I was like oh shit man. What? He hung himself, like what?

I was friends with him, I hung out with him, got fucked up with him. What was really weird was he had been saying really recently that he’d never been happier. He was talking about his girlfriend, saying he had never been happier, didn’t know he could be that happy, didn’t know someone could make him that happy.

But who knows, they might have broken up, I don’t know. Sometimes people when they say I’ve never been that happy, you are catching them on these ups and downs. People get manic, I don’t know if he was, but some people get manic. They get up and down.

He liked to get fucked up. He liked to drink, he enjoyed it. It was something that he enjoyed.”