Maynard & Paul Revolver Double Tag Team

In a Revolver double header today, we have news from both Maynard and former Tool bass player Paul D’Amour.

Firstly, Maynard talks briefly about the release of the new Puscifer album Conditions of My Parole (which should be out now!).  When asked about Tool he mentioned:

How many times a day does someone ask you about a new Tool record?
At least 20… Wait, what time is it? 22. Twenty-two times. For most people, where I started was there. Most people assume the success of anything I do is based on Tool, when they don’t realize that I was successful at things long before Tool. Tool didn’t get me in Westpoint, Tool didn’t get me distinguished graduate from basic training, Tool didn’t get me on the student council, and Tool didn’t get me my 12 varsity letters. But the public eye assumes that’s the thing I should be doing. I just hold my tongue and do what I do.

Read into that what you will (and I know you will!)…

Paul’s news involves a new track from his band Feersum Ennjin.  Keeping on the Tool theme:

For people who don’t know, why did you quit Tool in 1995?
Well…hmm, I guess sometimes things just run their course. New steel must be forged and battles fought.

Do you ever regret the decision?
I like to try and live in this moment, not in the past. However, I definitely miss that feeling when the power of those four people playing together was at its peak. There were some amazing moments when things were razor sharp and that wall of sound took over.

Here’s the song Fishing Ground for your listening pleasure:

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Shinji
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It’s not really a new song, as a video has been there since a very long time for this song. But it seems to have a new sound for the album.

Shinji
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It’s not really a new song, as a video has been there since a very long time for this one. But it seems to have a new sound for the album.

Hammer
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Hammer

“Tool didn’t get me in Westpoint, Tool didn’t get me distinguished graduate from basic training, Tool didn’t get me on the student council, and Tool didn’t get me my 12 varsity letters.”

No, but it brought you fame, fortune and a vineyard. What a snarky little  ingrate. (IMHO of course)

BellJH
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BellJH

[quote comment=””]”Tool didn’t get me in Westpoint, Tool didn’t get me distinguished graduate from basic training, Tool didn’t get me on the student council, and Tool didn’t get me my 12 varsity letters.”[/quote]

No, but Tool got you this interview so you could come and bitch about Tool

stings101
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stings101

I hope to God that Maynard is joking.

bigboy55693
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bigboy55693

[quote comment=””]Tool didn’t get me in Westpoint, Tool didn’t get me distinguished graduate from basic training, Tool didn’t get me on the student council, and Tool didn’t get me my 12 varsity letters.[/quote]
 
Kinda makes me want to “Occupy Maynard.”  Seems to be the thing to do now-a-days.

ajreeb
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ajreeb

Just for the record, Paul D’Amour was fired from the band in 1995.  He didn’t quit.  See the special TOOL revolver issue, and read the interview with Adam.

DRURY
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DRURY

Maynard is only serious in songs, it seems.

Obviously, TOOL is writing still. Maynard is getting his other projects out, because once Tool gets rolling, it will take up a couple years of their lives, while they record, tour, and tour again.

I’m glad he recorded this puscifer album. It’s officially “great” to my brain.

nednarb
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i am not sure about peoples ability to comprehend what they are reading. he doesn’t dismiss anything hes received in life based on his work in Tool. he simply stated that he is driven in life, and was able to accomplish things before becoming, during and eventually after being a rock star.
 

toolapc46269
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Okay, all of those “accomplishments” could be had by pretty much anybody.  I’ll admit westpoint is kind of an achievement but none of the other things are.  Everything in his life that he seems to love doing now has been made possible by the fortunes he made with Tool.  He is his own person and should do what he wants, but IMO he needs to remember what really got him where hes at.

Mass Deception
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Mass Deception

“i am not sure about peoples ability to comprehend what they are reading. he doesn’t dismiss anything hes received in life based on his work in Tool. he simply stated that he is driven in life, and was able to accomplish things before becoming, during and eventually after being a rock star.” It seems I one of only a few toOl fans on here who actually thought part of their message was not to be defined by any one thing but to get out of all your “boxes” and to think for yourself… It seems a lot of TOoL fans are not… Read more »

Mass Deception
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Mass Deception

“i am not sure about peoples ability to comprehend what they are reading. he doesn’t dismiss anything hes received in life based on his work in Tool. he simply stated that he is driven in life, and was able to accomplish things before becoming, during and eventually after being a rock star.” It seems I am one of only a few toOl fans on here who actually thought part of their message was not to be defined by any one thing but to get out of all your “boxes” and to think for yourself… It seems a lot of TOoL fans are… Read more »

Nedak
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Nedak

Watched the documentary Pearl Jam Twenty and it reminded me how much I wish Tool was like them as far as how they give back to their fans. I feel like Tool just doesn’t give a shit about their fans and it’s kind of a bummer. Cash cows.

DRURY
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DRURY

[quote comment=””]Watched the documentary Pearl Jam Twenty and it reminded me how much I wish Tool was like them as far as how they give back to their fans. I feel like Tool just doesn’t give a shit about their fans and it’s kind of a bummer. Cash cows.[/quote]

Too bad Pearl Jam sucks, and Eddie Vedder is a bore of the highest order.

I’ll take great music over fan pandering any day, thanks.

Nedak
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Nedak

[quote comment=”48412″][quote comment=””]Watched the documentary Pearl Jam Twenty and it reminded me how much I wish Tool was like them as far as how they give back to their fans. I feel like Tool just doesn’t give a shit about their fans and it’s kind of a bummer. Cash cows.[/quote] Too bad Pearl Jam sucks, and Eddie Vedder is a bore of the highest order. I’ll take great music over fan pandering any day, thanks. [/quote] What the fuck are you talking about? Pearl Jam my not be your music, but Eddie Vedder a bore? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXQWE5bWmUk Please watch that video and… Read more »

Hammer
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Hammer

[quote comment=”48415″][quote comment=”48412″][quote comment=””]Watched the documentary Pearl Jam Twenty and it reminded me how much I wish Tool was like them as far as how they give back to their fans. I feel like Tool just doesn’t give a shit about their fans and it’s kind of a bummer. Cash cows.[/quote] Too bad Pearl Jam sucks, and Eddie Vedder is a bore of the highest order. I’ll take great music over fan pandering any day, thanks. [/quote] What the fuck are you talking about? Pearl Jam my not be your music, but Eddie Vedder a bore? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXQWE5bWmUk Please watch that video… Read more »

children
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children

Comparing Tool to Pearl Jam is laughable. Let’s see… generic grunge rock vs. extraordinary progressive art metal, there’s no contest here. Pearl Jam fucking sucks and some video of their lead singer climbing on the stage and crowd surfing isn’t going to change that. Maybe they need to deep throat their fans cocks to keep them from wising up and listening to some real music.

dave247
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I’ve also been making music in a Tool sounding fashion: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oa3hLxw8P6E
(and no, I’m not spamming my youtube channel.. I only have 2 songs up and I’m not whoring out my channel trying to get $ or anything.)

demorgan
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Maynard is nothing more than some old ass goth child. 10,000 days was a bore.Pusicifer is a joke.He tries too hard to be a f’ing comedian.Why talk shit about the venture that made you succesful.

Nedak
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Nedak

[quote comment=”48423″]Comparing Tool to Pearl Jam is laughable. Let’s see… generic grunge rock vs. extraordinary progressive art metal, there’s no contest here. Pearl Jam fucking sucks and some video of their lead singer climbing on the stage and crowd surfing isn’t going to change that. Maybe they need to deep throat their fans cocks to keep them from wising up and listening to some real music.[/quote] They are way more successful than Tool, so they don’t need to pander to any fucking fans because they could do nothing and people would keep listening. My post wasn’t to compare Tool’s musical… Read more »

demorgan
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[quote comment=””][quote comment=”48423″]Comparing Tool to Pearl Jam is laughable. Let’s see… generic grunge rock vs. extraordinary progressive art metal, there’s no contest here. Pearl Jam fucking sucks and some video of their lead singer climbing on the stage and crowd surfing isn’t going to change that. Maybe they need to deep throat their fans cocks to keep them from wising up and listening to some real music.[/quote] They are way more successful than Tool, so they don’t need to pander to any fucking fans because they could do nothing and people would keep listening. My post wasn’t to compare Tool’s… Read more »

novaconda
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novaconda

[quote comment=”48425″]I’ve also been making music in a Tool sounding fashion: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oa3hLxw8P6E
(and no, I’m not spamming my youtube channel.. I only have 2 songs up and I’m not whoring out my channel trying to get $ or anything.)[/quote]

Hey man. Well done on the track. It’s a fun listen. A little choppy, but not bad. Better than what I can do. Keep at it!

smithersSOCAL
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smithersSOCAL

[quote comment=”48427″][quote comment=”48423″]Comparing Tool to Pearl Jam is laughable. Let’s see… generic grunge rock vs. extraordinary progressive art metal, there’s no contest here. Pearl Jam fucking sucks and some video of their lead singer climbing on the stage and crowd surfing isn’t going to change that. Maybe they need to deep throat their fans cocks to keep them from wising up and listening to some real music.[/quote] They are way more successful than Tool, so they don’t need to pander to any fucking fans because they could do nothing and people would keep listening. My post wasn’t to compare Tool’s… Read more »

Agenda
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Agenda

You guys know that there is a whole thread dedicated to bickering like children, right?  On another note actually related to this topic, Maynard seems to be increasingly more resentful of TOOL. Its not just these comments, he seems to want to distance himself more and more from TOOL, and not just for the “benefit” of his other projects. It makes one wonder if he will want to continue touring/making music with the rest of the boys. Granted that is his cash cow and after losing so much money on the winery and Puscifer I guess he will have little… Read more »

chrispiiiii
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chrispiiiii

I feel like he isn’t so much distancing himself from Tool, but distancing himself from the questioning of Tool. It isn’t like he’s in control of what Adam, Justin, and Danny are doing in regards to getting writing the music. I’m willing to bet he isn’t going to try to rush them, and ask them “Hey, you guys done yet?”, like so many fans probably invest time in asking him. I bet he doesn’t even really know how far along they are. I think what he’s getting at, even if it was said in such a harsh and blunt manner,… Read more »

chonus
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chonus

[quote comment=””]Maynard is nothing more than some old ass goth child. 10,000 days was a bore.Pusicifer is a joke.He tries too hard to be a f’ing comedian.Why talk shit about the venture that made you succesful.[/quote]

He isn’t talking shit about Tool in the slightest. He’s talking shit about people like you. The ones with loud mouths and reading comprehension problems.

children
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children

[quote comment=””][quote comment=””]Maynard is nothing more than some old ass goth child. 10,000 days was a bore.Pusicifer is a joke.He tries too hard to be a f’ing comedian.Why talk shit about the venture that made you succesful.[/quote] He isn’t talking shit about Tool in the slightest. He’s talking shit about people like you. The ones with loud mouths and reading comprehension problems.[/quote]

+ 1

DRURY
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DRURY

Climbing around like a monkey onstage makes for good music?

Like I said…..a BORE.

Sollus
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Sollus

I love people who come in here and trash the guy. You’re not fans. Why are you wasting your time being a pathetic Internet troll?

demorgan
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It seems that some people here dont understand that some of us really do enjoy the music that tool puts out…just tired of the attitude that maynard puts on. I always enjoy people talking shit behind a keyboard, im sure that mouth would stand up in public.

demorgan
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Oh, one more thing. The troll is the person attacking another person because he has an opinion of his own that doesnt happen to agree with your own. So, play high school with someone else and grow the fuck up and accept that others may or may not agree with everything that you do.

jsjudjsryjsyjs
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[quote comment=””]You guys know that there is a whole thread dedicated to bickering like children, right? [/quote]

Most people on this site doesn’t know there is an active forum.

king
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king

“He isn’t talking shit about Tool in the slightest. He’s talking shit about people like you. The ones with loud mouths and reading comprehension problems.”
 
+2

demorgan
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[quote comment=””]”He isn’t talking shit about Tool in the slightest. He’s talking shit about people like you. The ones with loud mouths and reading comprehension problems.”   +2[/quote]
You have your opinion, and I have mine. You want to act like a child..be my guest.

demorgan
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[quote comment=””][quote comment=””]”He isn’t talking shit about Tool in the slightest. He’s talking shit about people like you. The ones with loud mouths and reading comprehension problems.”   +2[/quote] You have your opinion, and I have mine. You want to act like a child..be my guest.[/quote]
oh..almost forgot

+3

seanhalas
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seanhalas

[quote comment=””][quote comment=””][quote comment=””]”He isn’t talking shit about Tool in the slightest. He’s talking shit about people like you. The ones with loud mouths and reading comprehension problems.”   +2[/quote] You have your opinion, and I have mine. You want to act like a child..be my guest.[/quote] oh..almost forgot +3[/quote] Pearl Jam Sucks????……that is the dumbest comment i have heard on here in a long time. i have been taking a break from posting, because often times i want to reach through the screen and strangle someone. but i cannot let theis one rest. if you dont like their music… Read more »

bomtwo
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Maynard isn’t talking shit about tool, he’s talking shit about the shit tool fans that can’t just be patient, and for the most part I agree.  Tool fans suck and so does their sense of entitlement.

Pearl Jam blows.  Fuck Eddie Vedder.

Lizbet
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Lizbet

Maynard does crap on doesn’t he? He should face facts, in the eyes of the public (I’m not going to speak for his personal life goals) Tool is his best work and the reason for his fame. I don’t expect the world to appreciate my days on student council!
And Paul, well he’s right, when we make mistakes we move on.
I really enjoyed the track, I’d certainly love to go see these guys.

Lizbet
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Lizbet

If you posted it Hellboy it must be true…

Ravenpig
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Ravenpig

In that all TOOL issue Revolver released a couple of years ago Maynard said that they fired Paul. He also added that they said he quit all those years so that Paul could save face.

I wonder who’s lying?

Also, I don’t like that song.

psilocybin74
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psilocybin74

[quote comment=””] I’ve never been a Pearl Jam fan. I’ve always thought they were overrated. TOOL has always been one of my favorites for many reasons. Maynard has always been a prick but I still love the voice. he’s a comical genius. I mean what do you expect?? He’s ALWAYS been very opinionated and I don’t get why fans of the band are still surprised by these interviews. I mean, who gives a shit? If they put out one more great album and call it quits that’s just the way it goes. The music is what matters to me. Pearl… Read more »

Calfium Jay
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Calfium Jay

admin – 12 hours ago  » 
My advice is don’t believe anything you read on the internet…

I don’t believe you.

ilikecheese
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^I believe you do. I promise!

Jud45
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Jud45

feersum ennjin is pushing back their new album release so they can add a song paul recorded with danny carey called the fourth or just fourth accordinf to feersum ennjin facebook

ilikecheese
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did it say when it was recorded?

Silent Haven
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Silent Haven

It is no secret Maynard doesn’t care about their fans especially when compared to one of the most respectful bands like Pearl Jam who caters to their fans in ever aspect. It most certainly seems to be about money with Tool, especially most recently and if enough people feel this way then its not some crazy persons opinion that isn’t backed with logical reasoning and proof. I f you want that proof I have no problem explaining and showing you I did a whole essay on the topic, but for now lets just end the Tool vs Pearl Jam debate… Read more »