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    From The Official Site
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    REMEMBER, DON”T KILL THE MESSENGER
    You know the old saying, “no news is good news”, well… that was the case as far as the recording process was going for the new Tool CD, but now things may have changed a bit. Yesterday, when I went to the studio to give Maynard a bottle of wine (a 1992 Maya) for winning the bet that I had with him involving his new film “Sleeping Dogs Lie” (I lost by default, not being able to attend the Sedona screening), not only wasn’t Maynard there, but, in what seems to be a case of enantiodromia (something becoming its opposite) if ever there was one (!), I was told the reason why he wasn’t there. I wish this post was dated April 1, but, unfortunately, it isn’t. Like a doctor giving a patient a straight, honest answer to a medical diagnosis, without sugar-coating the truth, here’s exactly what I was told: “Maynard has found Jesus.” This will come as a complete shock to most (but not all) of you, as it did to me. In fact, it just seemed like another MJK prank until I talked to the one person who I believe would know if all this was legit or not. After nearly an hour on the phone with this person, the answer I received was that Maynard has indeed “found Jesus” and that, for this reason, he’s abandoned the project for the time being, if not entirely. I don’t know what the f**k is in the water these days, but hopefully a black jelly belly will turn up in that golden bowl… that’s all I can think to say at this point. Before leaving the studio, I watched as Danny made arrangements to go play some golf, while Adam and Justin kept working on a particular song. So, in case you missed it (those who don’t read the whole post), here’s today's news: Maynard has found Jesus…

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    Very interesting. Think it's related to the death of the pope? Who says Maynard can't carry on with a different message? Sometimes I wonder why some bands can't make a slightly more positive point with their music. I like the sound of Slayer but I don't want to hear their evil shit even if they only happen to be doing it for show.
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    ...or, maybe he and that KORN guy can start a band? A hard rock band with songs about Jesus - could be a good concept...

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    Wow, this kinda suck's! Not the "finding Jesus" thing, but Tool possibly not being around anymore. All the good bands that surfaced in the 90's could all possibly be dead, with the exception of Pearl Jam, which I never really cared for to begin with.

    I was hoping this album would be good, unlike that last piece of crap they released.

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    From the boots I've heard of Maynard singing with AIC, it makes me wish he'd join up with them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FH
    From the boots I've heard of Maynard singing with AIC, it makes me wish he'd join up with them!
    Where can I find such boots? I would love to hear that.
    "Ladies and Gentlemen, I'd like to introduce the king of 10 fingers and six strings... Mr. Edward Van Halen!"

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    from a 2001 interview...

    NOTE: Some of the quotations of Maynard are verbatim but most are paraphrased in order to maintain consistency and edit out redundancies.

    Tool's manager (Rick) contacted me at my home at 8:30 pm on Halloween night. The band was getting ready to perform in San Diego. He handed the phone over to Maynard James Keenan and we had a conversation which lasted about 75 minutes. What follows is the content of that conversation.

    First of all, I'd like to thank you for this interview .

    Maynard James Keenan [MK]: "You're welcome".

    Do you mind if I record our conversation?

    MK: "Not as long as it is for referential use only and not for sale".

    Is there anything you care to know about me before we begin?

    MK: "Sure".

    I explained to him that I taught philosophy at the University of Guelph-courses in Introductory Philosophy, Philosophy of Medicine, and Critical Thinking. And I am also a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University working on a book in cognitive evolution.

    MK: "Sounds like you have your plate full".

    I'm going to ask you some questions about your lyrics and we'll see what type of tangents those will take us on.

    MK: "OK".

    I'll start with your first two albums Opiate and Undertow. The title of the first album I take it, is a reference to the Marx and Engels line 'Religion is the opiate of the masses?'

    MK: "Yes, that's right".

    Based on this theme of religion, you seem to have a rather scathing view of Christianity e.g.
    1. In "Sober" Jesus won't you fucking whistle..."
    2. In "Disgustipated" you assume the persona of a reverend
    3. And in "Opiate" you state that God speaks through you and has needs and so the two desire rape: "Jesus Christ why don't you come save my life now, open my eyes and blind me with your light and your lies".

    MK: "My views against Christianity or religion in general are directed towards the 'middle men'-those who are in power and use religion as a market force by which to manipulate human beings for their own personal gain. The middle men taint any purity of spirituality that could result from genuine religious/mystical experiences".

    Maynard made reference to the Church of Jerusalem and what Christ himself was probably facing in human figures such as Caiaphas and Annas-powerful leaders of the church at that time and who felt threatened by new thinking. Maynard is against the idea of hypocrisy in organized religion-the Tammy Faye Baker and Jimmy Swaggert types and all others who use their views as a tool for power, manipulation, and the accumulation of wealth and material gain-the exact things of which Christianity is opposed. So it is the element of being ingenuine, insincere, and hypocritical to the point of using a belief system as a means for entirely secular ends.

    Were there personal experiences in your life in which you witnessed first account cases of hypocrisy in Christianity?

    MK: "I was raised a Southern Baptist". I witnessed first-hand the hypocrisy of this particular form of Christianity. But it was a gradual thing. As I got older, I began to see people claiming one set of beliefs and acting in ways which directly opposed these views".

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    Jesus sure is busy fucking up bands these days isnt he?


    I only liked a few tool songs myself so this isnt a big deal to me.
    What do you mean i dont believe in god?
    I talk to him everyday!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vh resurrection
    Where can I find such boots? I would love to hear that.
    You KNOW where dude. Check in the Other Bootlegs room.
    "It's always a Catch-22 situation. They hate you if you're the same, and they hate you if you're different."
    ~Eddie Van Halen~

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    Coming to Broadway November 2005;
    An all-new adaptation of Jesus Christ Superstar
    starring Maynard James Keenan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by voivod
    Coming to Broadway November 2005;
    An all-new adaptation of Jesus Christ Superstar
    starring Maynard James Keenan.
    Yup...that worked out real well for Sebastian Bach, didn't it?
    ...craig
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    Quote Originally Posted by SuckaInA3Piece
    You KNOW where dude. Check in the Other Bootlegs room.
    Sorry Sucka, my bad... I shoulda known better. So I checked and only track 5 is still available.
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    Quote Originally Posted by willy4pres
    ...All the good bands that surfaced in the 90's could all possibly be dead, with the exception of Pearl Jam, which I never really cared for to begin with...
    Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but Pearl Jam died halfway through the recording of "No Code"

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    Quote Originally Posted by DreamIsOver
    Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but Pearl Jam died halfway through the recording of "No Code"
    Agreed. Whenever they became the Eddie Vedder Band.

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