Tool Reveal Sad Maynard James Keenan Bedroom Secret


Tool Fear Inoculum producer Joe Barresi revealed on the Pensado’s Place podcast last week that Maynard James Keenan recorded all of his vocals in his bedroom, and sadly didn’t join his bandmates in the studio for the recording, as the way the record was recorded was spread out. Alternative Nation transcribed his comments. Maynard James Keenan ‘finishing’ with Tool in days was revealed yesterday.

“That’s one thing I learned from working at Sound City. When you walk into a room and you’re not thinking about how much money you’re spending, and you’re actually making music, and you go into another room and it’s three times as much money, you start thinking: ‘Oh my god if I don’t sing today I just wasted [a lot of money].’

So it looks like my bedroom when I was 17, pictures and whatever. So the Tool record we did elsewhere, except for the backend and the mixing was all done at my place.

We tracked the drums at Henson, Studio D. All their albums had been done on a Neve except 10,000 Days we cut on an API, this one we cut through Neve modules on an SSL, best of both worlds, we talked about that earlier. That fatness of the Neve, and the punchiness of the SSL instantly.

Then we went to United and cut guitars and bass, and I did the vocals in his bedroom basically in Arizona. Then some bass and most of the solos and stuff at my studio, touch ups and mixing.” A Tool member recently made a tragic Metallica revelation.