Maynard James Keenan pissed off social media. He is not really like the technology and he already fans thrown out of TOOL concerts for using their cell phone cameras.
TOOL‘s Maynard is one of the best known progressive vocalist around the world. He all the time talked about the consequences and cultural shifts to human behavior on the Internet technology. He lasted a long time not to put TOOL albums on online platforms.
Also, Maynard last year also return with PUSCIFER’s latest album ‘Existential Reckoning‘ and he described the album: “I was just reacting to what Mat put in front of me in a folder. As far as headspace? That’s hard to put a finger on. It’s really just reacting to sound, the moment. The song. Anything now in hindsight.”
He recently pissed off social media on his latest interview with Metal Hammer and replied:
“I feel like social media and the internet has really driven a wedge in between people. Just the whole concept of liking a thing, or not like a thing, and then having whatever you see for the next several months be exactly what you wanna see and not what you don’t wanna see. It’s like staring into a mirror, very narcissistic, and it’s not very healthy.
So that division gets wider and wider, the polarisation; every conversation online starts with an argument.”
Maynard answered that question “How does one choose words so magical they terminate or alleviate this morbid despair you feel?” and replied:
“That’s why we make art, right? That’s why we paint, that’s why we cook, that’s why we create sculptures, that’s why we write poetry because we’re not quite sure, so we’re just going to keep trying.
And also answered that: “It’s gonna be alright, everything will be alright.’ Will it be…?
“It’s like you were saying, trying to figure out a way to say the right words to move toward healing on multiple levels. You are looking, there has to be that ray of hope. I have a lot of friends that have been in bands that have no ray of hope. I don’t really know that any of them are still making music.
If you’re an artist, there has to be some way out. I think it’s important for everybody. It seems like a stupid question to ask, but why? “Otherwise, what’s the fucking point? Then you’re just hunting, gathering, eating, and dying. The dance around the fire is the most important part to me.”
You can watch the PUSCIFER – “Bedlamite” music video below!