MAYNARD JAMES KEENAN Says He Doesn’t Like Listening To METALLICA And SLAYER While Working

Maynard James Keenan

In a recent Vice Munchies‘s article, TOOL and A PERFECT CIRCLE singer Maynard James Keenan said that he finds difficult to listen bands like METALLICA and SLAYER while making wine.

He said: “When grapes come in, we have our pH and Brix levels on a whiteboard, but on the far right, we have our playlists. Sometimes I look back at notes and go, ‘We were playing PJ Harvey [last year], let’s put PJ Harvey on again.’ I’m really inspired in the cellar by things that have that darker overtone.

So I’ll listen to LOW, PJ Harvey, Gillian Welch…because there’s so much space in those songs, I get things done. When I have METALLICA or SLAYER on, the predominant thing in face is the song, so I don’t work as well with that music playing.”

He also talked about AC/DC: “I love AC/DC, but those albums are pretty much the same f*cking albums. And that’s fine for them. I will listen to that band. I’m not interested in being that band.”