Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan recently joined in for an interview with Rob Rush. He was questioned why he thinks his various bands and projects a list that includes Tool A Rerfect Circle, Puscifer— have all managed to draw audiences worthy of arenas and theaters. It was during this time he revealed that he is never satisfied with his live performances. Maynard James Keenan had previously pulled off a prank on a band at a show.
Maynard James Keenan opens up on the matter
He responded: “Well, they’re not gonna support it if they show up and it’s boring; they’re not gonna come back. You have to have follow-through. You have to have a thoughtful presentation.”
The Tool frontman stated that the fans turn up to the shows for entertainment and they would be disappointed if the shows are boring. He said that he is never satisfied with what he does and his mindset of continuously trying to improve helps him become even better. He said that there is always room for improvement. Here is what Maynard James Keenan said:
“People wanna be entertained; they wanna be moved in some way,” he explained. “And I think in order to do that, depending on your agenda, people like me, I just need to do a thing and I need to do it well. And I’m never satisfied with how I did it; I think I can do it better. So if you get in that mindset — you’re always trying to improve on the thing you did, even if it was the night before and you’ve done this thing ten thousand times, there’s always room for improvement and adjustment. So I think that’s what people have come to expect, is that they know that we are thoughtful and we’re always thinking about fixing, correcting and making better.”