Remember I posted the story about Tool charging fans 500 bucks to meet them in Tempe this weekend? (Oh, you don’t? It’s right here.) Maybe there’s a reason that the band is charging each fan such a big hunk of change…
Maynard James Keenan was interviewed with Phoenix New Times recently, and there’s been a dramatic story that’s come out of it. When they asked him about the fans that really miss Tool, he said:
“Yeah, it’s there, but people miss it because they’re so focused on the other bulls**t. It’s lost. Insufferable people. It’s just ridiculous. I’m sorry. Can’t help them. Way too serious. Too much. Lighten up.”
He also stated that the band had to “con” him into playing the Monster Mash Festival show in Tempe on Halloween night.
Of course that would be enough to piss off Tool fans, but Maynard responded to some of the backlash via Twitter on the subject matter.
What do you think…was that quote from the man uncalled for? Or do you agree with his “fans vs. fanatics” perspective?