Maynard James Keenan Posts Pic to Prove He Doesn't Hate Tool

Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Phoenix and help keep the future of New Times free.

After we published our story on Puscifer frontman and Arizona resident Maynard James Keenan Tuesday morning, it went viral. More than 20 blogs from all over the world, including, bizarrely, a K-pop website, wrote posts about a comment Keenan made, which many interpreted as disparaging Tool and its fans. 

In an effort to clear the air, yesterday Keenan posted the above picture of him and Tool drummer Danny Carey to Instagram. The two sit chummily next to each other, Carey's arm around Keenan, while the singer eats a frosted cookie and flicks off the camera. 

The text accompanying the photo read: "4hrs a.m. w/ @puscifer 4hrs p.m. w/ @tool @barry_mccockener and I TOTALLY hating on each other. #donttaketheclickbait #context" 

That is a little confusing to read. But here's our best effort at translation: "Four hours in the morning with Puscifer and four hours in the afternoon with Tool. [Sarcastically] Danny Carey and I TOTALLY hating on each other."

In other words, Keenan doesn't hate Tool, as many have suggested. Keenan is right — it's a matter of context.

Here's the full post:

The other members of Tool are gearing up for the band's only concert of 2015 as well. Guitarist Adam Jones showed off Carey's awesomely decorated drums:

~ DC is 'now' ready for Tempe ~ #Tool

A photo posted by Adam Jones (@adamjones_tv) on

Keep Phoenix New Times Free... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Phoenix with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.