Maynard James Keenan Of Tool/Puscifer/A Perfect Circle

Maynard James Keenan Discusses The Struggles Of Staying Relevant With Metallica’s Lars Ulrich


This Sunday, April 21st, will see the release of the first half of a two-part appearance for Tool, A Perfect Circle, Puscifer frontman Maynard James Keenan on Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich‘s Beats 1 show, ‘It’s Electric!‘. The second half will air next Sunday, April 29th. Two clips have been shared from the conversation thus far, one of which includes Keenan discussing staying relevant the older he gets, he said of that:

“It gets easier to get lazy. So the only way to really do that is to always try to figure out some way to take yourself outside of your comfort zone. If you can get out of your comfort zone, you can then tap into things that are in a way fresh.

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I suppose you could kind of chalk it up to staying relevant, and at our age now, you see a lot of artists coming out of the woodwork trying to clearly desperately try to remain relevant.

That stinks, that’s just stenchy. Just be relevant in what you’re doing, and be okay with not being part of the future. If you can get your head around that, that you’re not going to be a part of the next generations’s focus, for egomaniacs like us, that’s hard.”

Tomorrow, April 20th, will see the release of A Perfect Circle‘s new album, “Eat The Elephant“.

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