Maynard James Keenan, the Tool frontman has remained popular among the fans even after decades. He has other bands, A Perfect Circle and then there’s also Puscifer. In a recent interview for Revolver, conducted by none other than comedian David Cross, Maynard spoke about legendary band AC/DC. He spoke about the purpose of going up to the stage and singing.
Maynard James Keenan opens up on AC/DC
During the interview, he went on to note that celebrities have an influence on fans. He spoke about AC/DC and revealed that he was the only child playing dress-up pretend singing to AC/DC records and Kiss records in his bedroom. He also noted that to be a very selfish thing. He said:
“You’ve been around the block. So you’ve seen what celebrities can do to people. But I think it goes before that. Why do you need to be up there? Why do you need to be doing the thing you’re doing? And for me, I was an only child playing dress-up pretend singing to fucking AC/DC records and Kiss records in my bedroom.”
Maynard added that he would perform in his bedroom and he would want to do it without anyone watching him. Being in a private space he would love to do it and do it anyway:
He added: “And whatever, ‘Wah wah, woe is me’ damage that you experienced in your adolescence and your childhood… Part of that’s why you’re going to end up getting up on a stage and doing a thing. So for me, it’s always been a very selfish thing. I need to do this, but I don’t need you to be in the room while I’m doing it. So I’m just going to do it. Right? I’m going to do it up there. I can’t see it. I don’t care. I just need to do this. I don’t need to do it for you. I need to do it for me.”