Maynard James Keenan shares an analog photo with Joni Mitchell. Tool‘s frontman Maynard posted a photo also mentioning his Brazillian jiujitsu days.
We recently listed Maynard‘s favorite artists of all time. In this list, Maynard also adds Joni Mitchell as an inspiration for his art, music, and lyrics. Maynard James Keenan, known for his enigmatic personality, recently posted on Twitter teasing Tool’s new album. Fans of the band have been eagerly waiting for new material since their last album “Fear Inoculum” was released in 2019 and Tool fans waiting for the new album. But Maynard already said this about the Tool’s new album:
“The guys in Tool, they just take longer to process information and get it together and present me something that I can start building on. I’ve made the mistake in the past of trying to build on something that wasn’t ready yet, and then all the work I put into the building on the thing, they change the foundation.”
In the Twitter post, Maynard James Keenan shared a photo of he is smiling with Joni Mitchell “Doing some Spring Cleaning & came across this gem of a moment w @jonimitchell.
I believe it was 1994/95. I’d just started my #brazilianjiujitsu journey at #ricksongraciejj on Pico. #bucketlist 📸by #yvetteromanphotography”
Doing some Spring Cleaning & came across this gem of a moment w @jonimitchell I believe it was 1994/95. I’d just started my #brazilianjiujitsu journey at #ricksongraciejj on Pico. #bucketlist 📸by #yvetteromanphotography pic.twitter.com/GV24p012CU
— Maynard J Keenan (@mjkeenan) April 13, 2023
Maynard James Keenan was also shared thoughts about the Joni Mitchell in this interview:
“On her early stuff, she was doing everything herself. So never mind that she was a female performer trying to make it in a male performer’s world. She was actually producing, writing, and performing all on her own, which was pretty ballsy back in the day.”
Maynard James Keenan is the lead singer of the alternative rock band Tool, known for his enigmatic personality and philosophical lyrics.
Joni Mitchell is a Canadian singer-songwriter and painter, considered one of the greatest songwriters of the 20th century, known for her unique vocal style and poetic lyrics.
Also, Joni Mitchell’s fourth studio album, “Blue,” written during her tumultuous romance with James Taylor, had a profound impact on Keenan during his formative years. The album’s tracks “A Case of You” and “This Flight Tonight” explore the darker facets of romantic relationships.
You can watch and listen the Maynard James Keenan‘s latest interview with Steve-O‘s Wild Ride below!