Tool and A Perfect Circle frontman Maynard James Keenan criticized overzealous Tool fans in a new Stuff interview, and said that for seriously deranged stalker ones, a taser may be necessary!
The article states, “The world is densely populated with rabid Tool fans for whom Keenan is only a beard and a toga short of being a God.
Few bands inspire such devotion. Keenan’s every interview, lyric and online pronouncement is endlessly dissected by disciples, as if they’re dealing with holy scriptures.”
“Yeah, well, there will always be a percentage of our fanbase who need to stay on their meds,” says Keenan, drily.
“That sort of intensity can be enjoyable for a while, until it crosses a line and you have to get your taser out.”
He gives a little chuckle, and I wonder if I’ve misjudged this guy. He seems to have a sense of humour after all.
“Yeah, there are people who like all three, but the percentage of insanity in those people is far lower than people who just love Tool. The people who think more outside the box tend to be Puscifer fans, because there’s a real blend of comedy and tragedy there. That band has a sort of feminine, motherly energy, whereas Tool is more masculine and cerebral. A Perfect Circle is somewhere in the middle.”