There’s a relatively new interview with Maynard James Keenan called The Grapes of Wrath: In Tool Veritas undertaken by Katherine Turman from LA Weekly. It’s a pretty interesting chat with Maynard actually, touching quite a bit on the writing process behind Tool‘s latest album Fear Inoculum:
“Every song is from either my perspective or the perspective of an empath speaking for a friend or a group of people,” explains Keenan of Tool’s songs, specifically “Invincible.” “It only feels autobiographical because of your age and where you are right now. If those words speak to you, only you understand what that is because you’re there.”https://www.laweekly.com/the-grapes-of-wrath-making-wine-and-rock-music-with-tool/
It’s an interesting read, so add it to your list!