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Maynard James Keenan calls Tool fans 'insufferable people'

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Most artists go out of their way to praise their fans, but Maynard James Keenan took a sharp turn away from that. Keenan, best known as the A Perfect Circle and Tool singer, instead wants to focus on his newest project, Puscifer, and his winemaking. This became clear in a new interview.

Keenan chatted with Phoenix New Times about those two current non-Tool passions, and at the end of the piece, interviewer David Accomazzo asked about a possible new Tool album/ (The band hasn’t released a collection since 2006’s 10,000 Days.) “There’s nothing to say,” Keenan said. “I can’t.” Accomazzo notes that whenever Tool is mentioned, Keenan’s replies become “curt.”

The pair discuss the humor in the band’s discography. Keenan bemoans the fans, a notoriously analytic bunch. “Yeah, it’s there,” he says. “But people miss it because they’re so focused on the other bulls–t.”

“It’s lost. Insufferable people,” Keenan continued. “It’s just ridiculous, retards. I’m sorry. Can’t help them. Way too serious. Too much. Lighten up.”

Read more on Keenan over at Phoenix New Times.