By CLTure News
January 27, 2016
Last night in Charlotte, North Carolina, Maynard James Keenan, frontman of the band Tool went on an unexpected rant about a recent picture he posted on facebook at Bojangles’ Coliseum. The picture was of an assault rifle with lyrics from the song, “Vicarious” printed on it “The universe is hostile. so Impersonal. devour to survive. So it is. So it’s always been.”
He initially started by asking the sell-out crowd permission if he could go on the rant. “I would like to ask your permission to go off on a couple minute rant.” The crowd cheered for approval. He proceeded to explain the reason for the post by telling the crowd the rifle was a gift from a Tool fan named “Nick,” a friend of the late war hero and Medal of Honor recipient, Robert James Miller. He explained “Vicarious” was their favorite song.
The photo seemed to have caused a bit of a stir on their page, and Keenan explained, that fans may have thought the photo was “somehow endorsing the Military-industrial complex or something silly.” “I understand that some may have been upset, this is not an apology.” He then went into the song “Stinkfist” describing it as a song about “digging a little deeper, looking for that spirituality” and “one person sticking their fist up the ass of another person.”
Listen to the rant and the song “Stinkfist.”