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Maynard likes to “absorb life” between albums

In a short interview with Rock Radio Maynard commented that he likes to take time between Tool albums:

"Some new band, their first two records are the ones that are the freshest, ’cause they’ve had all their lives to write them. And then that third record ends up being all about the inside of a bus and something that happened backstage ’cause what else have they seen? And I’ve pretty much tried my best to avoid that album by taking time between writing projects to kind of absorb life in general — have some experiences, read a few books, get into a different headspace and then wait ’til the time is right."

Not much else of note in the interview…

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mv
mv
12 years ago

It’s a fair point, I guess.

Amnesiac
Amnesiac
12 years ago

It seems like, with the addition of his new film, Maynard James Keenan has been involved in a lot more interviews recently.
It makes me think about the old days, where these media outlets would be so lucky just to get Maynard to avoid talking about TOOL’s music and to poke fun at them, or something else, in a few short sentences and call that an interview.

ibex
ibex
12 years ago

It sounds like a great philosphy to have toward art in general. I think there are some great bands out there like, say the Mars Volta who manage to both stay extremely prolific and still have interesting things to say in their music but some artists need that cool down time and their music always comes out better for it. I think that works for Tool just fine.

alteridiom
alteridiom
12 years ago

So the next Tool album will be about crappy side projects and wine?

elusivEuphoria
elusivEuphoria
12 years ago

[quote comment=””]So the next Tool album will be about crappy side projects and wine?[/quote] I don’t want to pick a fight, but that is a rather short-sighted and bitter comment. If you aren’t a fan of what is coming from Puscifer and you aren’t into wine, that’s fine. But there is no reason to think that Maynard will have nothing to contribute to a new album. He’s incredibly passionate in all things, including what he’s doing with Puscifer and his wine. If you have read his blog on Caduceus and maybe treated Puscifer with more of an open mind (especially… Read more »

LnL37
LnL37
12 years ago

I’d put money on a bet that elusivEuphoria is NOT a present/former member of TA and alteridiom IS…

…but on this subject, the more I learn about Maynard, the more logical and less cold he seems…or maybe I’m just getting old too…?

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