Tool leader Maynard James Keenan described the fight with his bandmates when they made Tool’s new album, Fear Inoculum, in a new interview. Keenan described himself Adam Jones, Danny Carey and Justin Chancellor as “pig heads.”
“You’ve got four very strong personalities and they all…mostly disagree, and it’s a fight in the room to get your piece in and compromise with the other guys, and it’s a process for me that is frankly exhausting. Every decision should be to serve the song. But I get the dynamic, I understand the dynamic.”
“But for one more strong-willed pig-headed person to be in the room while the rest of them are being that same way…four pig-heads in the room is bad. So I’ll remove my pig-head and let them have their pig-head interaction until they have sorted it out, and then I’ll roll in.”
Keenan made the remarks in a new Junkee interview.