Tool Singer Maynard James Keenan Sold Fake Drugs To Rock Legend

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In a new Vice Munchies interview, Tool and A Perfect Circle singer Maynard James Keenan discussed selling ‘fake crank’ to the drummer of Husker Du. “Crank” is slang for a low purity, crystallized Methamphetamine that is administered in a powder form.

“I saw Hüsker Dü play in Fort Wayne, Texas when I was stationed there in 1985. And I think I sold the drummer some fake crank. It was actually just NoDoz in a plastic bag. And he gave me the thumbs up… I probably wouldn’t have gone to Husker Du on this pairing, but I get the buzzsaw tension. I would have gone with My Bloody Valentine.”

Keenan also said, “I used to eat out like this…when I could recover more easily. I found that I can’t do that [now]. I played sports in high school, so there’s an ‘eye on the ball’ aspect to everything I do. The ball for me tomorrow is the [A Perfect Circle] show [at MSG]. I have some jiu jitsu tomorrow, but even that’s secondary because it warms up my body for the show. So as soon as we’re done with this, I’m going back to the hotel, there’s a bathtub, and I’m going to watch a couple episodes of Ozark. …And by Ozark, I mean Sex and the City.”