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Adam talks about the WWE performance

Adam posted on Facebook a little while ago a summary of his experiences at the WWE gig:

‎~Wow! What a blast.
Triple H and his wife Stephanie are big tool fans and asked me to open the show on live international television. Pretty FN crazy.
Vince McMahon ask for a demo so i emailed him one. How cool is that?
All the Wrestlers i met that night were so encouraging and supportive (thanx!).
John Cena joked "just dont pull a Christina Aguilera…"
And with that said, i apologize about the flub up in the first verse.
Some of the camera guys ran by me so close that i thought something was wrong.
Totally broke my concentration.
But to me the rest was a Home Run! The crowd was great. And i will now demand that at the end of any future solo i do
there are epic FIREWORKS.
~big xx to Terry

There’s also finally some decent coverage of the performance up on Metal Injection.

Sounds like he enjoyed it, and no doubt it would have been a fun event to play at.  While there appear to be plenty of readers who dislike the idea of Adam “lowering” himself to play such an event (no doubt these same haters would have no objection if he played at their event of choice) I personally don’t mind it.  If we put people up on pedestals then the only way they can fall is down…

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danielkauai21
danielkauai21
10 years ago

If there us a demo you can be damn sure Maynards got a copy and is driving around in his car playing it and makin up lyrics. He said that’s how he writes with Billy when he’s on the road with other projects. I want that demo!

danielkauai21
danielkauai21
10 years ago

Doubtful, if the guys in a Grammy award winning band as has wrestlers that vouched for his talent so I’m not sure Adam would record a demo to “qualify” to play a two minute very simple piece of music. It’s literally the first som I learned on guitar and I wrote my own version based on memory of all the notes.

_Planet X
_Planet X
10 years ago

there are plenty of you haters who “lower” yourselves and go see bands like the mars volta perform for fuck sake.

adam kick ass, and that’s that.

danielkauai21
danielkauai21
10 years ago

_Planet X – 3 minutes ago  » 
there are plenty of you haters who “lower” yourselves and go see bands like the mars volta perform for fuck sake.
adam kick ass, and that’s that.

Um, ok.

Lizbet
Lizbet
10 years ago

Hey Planet X not only have I seen Mars Volta (many times), I’ve also seen Meatloaf. What do ya reckon. Am I beyond redemption? 🙂

_Planet X
_Planet X
10 years ago

2lizbet – 2 minutes ago  » 
Hey Planet X not only have I seen Mars Volta (many times), I’ve also seen Meatloaf. What do ya reckon. Am I beyond redemption? 🙂

yes. yes you are.

i’ve seen madonna live. so we’re kinda in the same leaky boat. although, unlike most, i’m not bitching that adam played @ summerslam.

Izzy
Izzy
10 years ago

^^ i’ve seen mars volta (many times) and met Meatloaf, guess im a total lost cause! lmao

_Planet X
_Planet X
10 years ago

lol. APPARENTLY mars volta and meatloaf are a good pairing.

how was meatloaf when you met him??

Lateralus987
Lateralus987
10 years ago

Is that facebook link not working for anyone else? Also, is that to Adam’s facbook…

children
children
10 years ago

Wrestling < The Mars Volta

Lateralus987
Lateralus987
10 years ago

[quote comment=””]
[quote comment=””]Is that facebook link not working for anyone else? Also, is that to Adam’s facbook…[/quote] Maybe you need to be logged in and/or a friend to view that.  Either way, there’s nothing there I haven’t posted in the original article. 
[/quote]

I’m sure, not questioning that. Just wanted to see the rest of the page. Is it Adams?

Lateralus987
Lateralus987
10 years ago

[quote comment=””]
[quote comment=””][quote comment=””] [quote comment=””]Is that facebook link not working for anyone else? Also, is that to Adam’s facbook…[/quote] Maybe you need to be logged in and/or a friend to view that.  Either way, there’s nothing there I haven’t posted in the original article.  [/quote] I’m sure, not questioning that. Just wanted to see the rest of the page. Is it Adams?[/quote] The page is legit as far as I can tell. 
[/quote]

Cool, I’ll keep trying to get the link to work.

in_the_blender
in_the_blender
10 years ago

_Planet X – 53 minutes ago  » 
there are plenty of you haters who “lower” yourselves and go see bands like the mars volta perform for fuck sake.
adam kick ass, and that’s that.

Don’t diss the Volta dude… Omar would pwn Adam in a battle.

children
children
10 years ago

[quote comment=””]
Try this perhaps:
https://www.facebook.com/adamjones.tv
[/quote]

Check out his interests, pretty funny shit. 

in_the_blender
in_the_blender
10 years ago

I spose… he knows wrestlers.

Milhuisen
Milhuisen
10 years ago

Can somebody please upload the footage of Alberto Del Rio coming out ? Towards the end of the anthem he comes out and demands that Adam “Shut this noise up”. Then he picks Adam up and gets ready to give him a Hammerlock Front Power Slam when Danny jumps out and delivers a flying double-kick back breaker to Del Rio and then slams him through a Marshall Stack ?

Izzy
Izzy
10 years ago

_Planet X – 1 hour ago  » 
lol. APPARENTLY mars volta and meatloaf are a good pairing.
how was meatloaf when you met him??

nice gentleman. 🙂 he was helpin with a charity my mom was involved with, clearin out confiscated drug bust trailers to use for homeless shelters.

just another reminder that these guys are just people. not always for $$, sumtimes its just cuz they’re nice ppl. 😉

ebackwardse
10 years ago

the thing that i just cannot get over is that adam is soooooo secretive about everything he does. he almost never comments on anything on facebook, almost never makes posts with words on facebook, and now all of the sudden he is gushing over professional wrestling!?!  i could care less one way or the other for wrestling, i just cannot understand why this is the thing that he chooses to make a statement with.  i am seriously not trying to be a hater, although i am sure i sound like one. it’s just the simple fact that i am in shock.… Read more »

264zn
264zn
10 years ago

^ totally understand where you are coming from and kinda feel the same way…

Busty McCracken
10 years ago

ebackwardse – 11 minutes ago  » 
i completely understand that he has every right to do it, and again i feel bad coming off as such a hater, it just feels so much against the grain of everything they have put out into the universe for years and years now.  
truly confused… 

Doesn’t bother me in the slightest & it doesn’t change my opinion one iota of the band or the members but you do make a fair enough point.

264zn
264zn
10 years ago

Yeah but lets be honest, tool are more than just music, and I think Adam doing something like this does contradict their message a little. Doesn’t bother me all that much though, it is more just a little confusing thank anything (like ebackwardse outlined)

jazo
jazo
10 years ago

It’s strange to see this much backlash… Since this band was formed, it seems they have taken great care to put the focus on their music. Very little interviews compared to similar artist’s with a large following, music videos featuring everything BUT the band members, and a stage presence that most of the time takes your attention away from them and on some other visual aspect of the stage. I think they’ve hit a point in their careers where that striving to not be a musical ‘celebrity’ has come to fruition. Adam does something like this and the general reaction… Read more »

joeypants
joeypants
10 years ago

Am I the only one NOT surprised by this? Seems like if you’ve paid attention over the years this isn’t shocking at all. Adam is a well-known sports fan*, video game junkie, etc. It’s really not that far outside the realm of likely scenarios.   Some people act like the band members are these monks sequestered in a holy chapel year round doing nothing but drawing sigils, smoking DMT and communing with the “angels” when they’re not busy nosing through a Crowley book (something that’s really more Danny’s thing than anyone’s from what I gather).  Just because they treat the… Read more »

zachreh
zachreh
10 years ago

[quote comment=””]Am I the only one NOT surprised by this? Seems like if you’ve paid attention over the years this isn’t shocking at all. Adam is a well-known sports fan*, video game junkie, etc. It’s really not that far outside the realm of likely scenarios.   Some people act like the band members are these monks sequestered in a holy chapel year round doing nothing but drawing sigils, smoking DMT and communing with the “angels” when they’re not busy nosing through a Crowley book (something that’s really more Danny’s thing than anyone’s from what I gather).  Just because they treat… Read more »

markuspoop
10 years ago

How does Adam doing this “contradict” Tool’s message. This wasn’t Tool doing anything, it was Adam. These guys can’t have interests outside of the occult, and Crowley, turning off tvs, and shit like that? They can’t enjoy some goofiness at all? I’m sure everyone would’ve probably thought it was soooooo cool if Adam would’ve done this at like Arrowhead Stadium before a Chiefs game or something, because it’s football and not lowly wrestling. Despite the fact that football is just as, if not more, commercial than, wrestling. So what, Adam likes wrestling. You think wrestling is hillbilly trash. Big fucking… Read more »

markuspoop
10 years ago

Seems like Joeypants outlined my feelings pretty well, probably better than my own rant above.

ilikecheese
ilikecheese
Member
10 years ago

meatloaf > bologna on hand

264zn
264zn
10 years ago

Yeah I agree this was tool and not Adam, good point. haha but its not the fans on a ‘high horse scenerio’ I think that was being pointed out, it is how the guys from tool step down off theirs with such ease which I find interesting. I’m never one to take them to seriously and Yeah of course they are human and like doing fun shit…

Adam is also looking more and more like chewy everyday…

markuspoop
10 years ago

Hey, Ma! The meatloaf! We want it now! The meatloaf!

king
king
10 years ago

some of you people really need to get a grip, its not Tool up there, its Adam, an individual who can do what he wants, dont your friends play guitar at parties? this is like that, you know what fun is dont you??

children
children
10 years ago

I still cannot decide whether I think this is serious or not, but I am leaning towards no.

dmoreau3000
dmoreau3000
10 years ago

I havent read all of the posts so if am repeating what somebody said, get over it. Who cares if he was on wrestling. I loved wrestling as a kid and no matter what kind of life i lead, if I was given an opportunity to appear on the show, no doubt I would do it. Everybody has a guilty pleasure. He’s not selling out. He’s having a good time. Just because your a rockstar doesnt mean you can’t do shit you think would be fun just because fans might think your selling out. It’s the same as if he… Read more »

264zn
264zn
10 years ago

aaaaaaaah so it’s cool to be a hypocrite, I get ya now. haha seriously though I guess Maynard does a lot of talking for the band when it comes to commercial stuff, and sometimes it is easy to think he is representing all of their thoughts and opinions…

dmoreau3000
dmoreau3000
10 years ago

In all seriousness, I wont be satisfied with their next tour unless they bring out the wrestlers and they have a match on stage during the show. OOOOOOOOHHHHHH YEEEEEAAAAAHHHHHHHH! (R.I.P. Macho Man) 🙁

264zn
264zn
10 years ago

lol thinking about it, havent they already had a wrestler on stage? maynard sat on his shoulders and he sang hooker back in the late 90s

Ns1
Ns1
10 years ago

didn’t love it, didn’t hate it

love that geetar tone though <3

FWIW I hated hendrix’ version. too much wank, not enough banner.

dmoreau3000
dmoreau3000
10 years ago

264zn – 1 minute ago  » 
lol thinking about it, havent they already had a wrestler on stage? maynard sat on his shoulders and he sang hooker back in the late 90s

Haha, I completely forgot about that. I bet they dress up as different characters during rehearsal. I knew they were red necks at heart

Agenda
Agenda
10 years ago

I find it hilarious that, people are taking offense to something that adam did in his spare time for some friends. Next thing you know Maynard will sing at a video game party, or be a in a commercial, or will sell you wine with help from his image, or maybe Danny will even partner with a drum company and do ads for his products, or Adam could get the licensing to a commercial comic book and start writing something based off a TV show, or maybe Tool will collectively license their songs for video games and movies…..oh wait ……….

Leo Monzo
10 years ago

…american guitarrist playing his national anthem on a public event… what wrong about it??…  it was ok… dont hate people ..just to.. hate something…

ilikecheese
ilikecheese
Member
10 years ago

Can you imagine if he said no? Who wouldn’t perform their Nation’s anthem when asked to do so? That would kinda be adick thing to say…I imagine it would be an honor if asked and I think most people would say yes….I’ve performed our anthem a lot and also i sang Oh Canada once, in a bar, in front of a lot of people because I lost a bet but I still nailed the hell outta that one, baby…:P

children
children
10 years ago

[quote comment=””] Can you imagine if he said no? Who wouldn’t perform their Nation’s anthem when asked to do so? That would kinda be adick thing to say…I imagine it would be an honor if asked and I think most people would say yes….I’ve performed our anthem a lot and also i sang Oh Canada once, in a bar, in front of a lot of people because I lost a bet but I still nailed the hell outta that one, baby…:P [/quote] That is true. He really couldn’t say no, and being the open minded type of person that he… Read more »

ilikecheese
ilikecheese
Member
10 years ago

^m/

Dimebag_Disciple
10 years ago

And i will now demand that at the end of any future solo i do there are fireworks

So next TOOL tour we can expect pyrotechnics?

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