Tool are up for an award at tonights Grammy Awards, with The Pot being nominated for Best Hard Rock Performance. Tool are up against Evanesance, Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age and Ozzy Obourne. Though I’m sure we all think Tool should win, I imagine they might have a hard time against some of those acts, not to mention that many people would argue that The Pot is far from their strongest performance.
Seems as though Maynard doesn’t care, in a recent article he tells us what he thinks of the awards:
But that may have as much to do with journalists needing an easy way to identify an artist as it does with the Grammys themselves. Awards like the Pulitzers and the Oscars are actively coveted in their fields. But three-time Grammy-winner Maynard James Keenan of the rock band Tool says the Grammy just doesn’t have the same cachet.
“It does give you a little pat on the back,” Keenan says. “But I just don’t think that musicians are adjusting their agenda. They just do what they’re going to do — unlike the Oscars, where a studio will hone a film to get that Oscar.”
No word on if any other members of the band will be attending with their “Thank You Satan” speech in hand.