Maynard James Keenan joins for a new interview on the Joe Rogan podcast program. During the Puscifer band tour, now Maynard talked about TikTok and his music career.
Following his band Puscifer‘s most recent tour and concerts around the USA. Maynard‘s opinions regarding TikTok. TikTok is a short-form video hosting service. It has a wide range of short-form user films with durations ranging from 15 seconds to ten minutes, including pranks, stunts, tricks, jokes, dancing, and entertainment.
If someone mentions her, such as Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan, the link between social media and the new wave on TikTok takes on a completely other meaning. On their new social media appearances, Maynard mentioned TikTok and TikTok accounts.
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Maynard James Keenan’s latest interview about TikTok (transcribed by metalshout.com):
You know I won’t be relevant to the tick-tockers [TikTok influencers] of the world. Because there’s just not it’s not on their radar. It’s not those people that listen to the things they listen to and the things that respond the people that respond to the things they respond to now.
I’m not necessarily relevant. But there’s an entire generation of people. that’s not just my generation there is people older than me and much younger than me that have grown with this thing. And so as they’re aging their they’re they’re discovering it right can you think do you think about that though do you think about like whether or not you’re relevant or whether or not you can’t. Because you’ll start being desperate and getting plastic surgery and looking like alien and trying to insert yourself into some stupid thing. I’m not talking about anybody yeah no you can’t.
I’m not talking about my peers man no as if you are alive. You have to assume other people are gonna. If you’re on a Vibe. There’s other people that are going to be on that vibe. There’s so many people yeah you can’t yeah the Quest for relevancy is like oh boy. It turns to desperation very quickly. Yeah it reeks so just maintain your art dude like just. And then I don’t know we’re just having we’re having fun creating well you guys are also so diverse like your sounds are so diverse.
Maynard thoughts on his music career:
I think that’s one of the strengths of you is that with Tool and Puscifer and like you know A Perfect Circle you’ve done so so much different stuff it’s like. That’s the listening part what does Billy do what does what do Adam Justin and Danny do what does Matt and Karina do. I’m listening to what they’re doing and having that conversation with them and building on those relationships. Yeah they’re different conversations they’re different people with different life experiences the art and the sounds that come out of those people is going to be 100 different.
Even if I’m the common thing if you if nobody knew that I was in Puscifer. And you were just listening to it you might pick up that I think that kind of sounds like the guy from A Perfect Circle. But probably not like it would be a whole different experience if you didn’t know that I was involved yeah for sure that’s why. I think these kind of conversations are so interesting to other artists. Because they get to like see this sort of like you know you’ve you’ve been around long enough that.
You’re you have a foundation you know you’re solid in your approach. And there’s a lot of people out there they are like am I doing it right I mean what am I doing? I don’t know if my is this the right way to do it is it should I change it. Should I what should I do and then I have that you know I you know I’m fairly confident in some things. But I try to like change it up as much as I can I guess you’re not you know gonna start roasting coffee soon.
So maybe that’s one of those like resets of like I don’t know what I’m doing right let’s relearn this thing that I don’t have any idea and it might suck those are valuable right. Those new things I think I think so I think just that you know it could be written off to like midlife crisis. But I think it’s also um just understanding that chaos and change is part of life and if you can kind of get yourself to recognize that things.
Aren’t you’re not going to just get to a spot and it’s going to be that for the rest of your life. It’s always going to be something changing. I think it also speaks to the con the complex aspect of thinking itself. Because like you know what is what are thoughts and creativity and how do you keep them inspired and engaged.
I think one of the ways to do it is to become a beginner again yeah to just try something I started getting back into Jujitsu. It took me forever to get back in because I was living in a remote area. But then when I got into it I was progressing and then I felt like okay. I need to you know. I need to ruin my day so I took up muay’sai which is like way like I’m not great at Jiu Jitsu holy I really suck at Muay Thai. But you also did it after a hip replacement which is pretty wild yeah well I’m not smart but you are.
Because it’s like why not it they fixed it yeah but that works that kind of a reset where you’re jolting your brain into uh understanding a whole different thing you know. You’re not familiar with the reset is huge. I think yeah and you know now it. But you know I’m a fairly successful musician I have a backup plan I have these things. I think on some level. I can do that not a lot of people can think in terms of like their entire career of a reset of their entire career. Because there might not be something for you might not be able to do that right. I can kind of get away with that for now.
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