Maynard James Keenan is not a fan of social media.
The Tool and Puscifer vocalist recently told azcentral.com that he thinks socializing online can cause some ugly habits.
He said, “I don’t want to be the old dude blaming the new stuff. But that really is part of the issue. Social media technology. And the isolation of being able to voice every uninformed opinion that you’ve ever had or come across. I don’t know if there’s any way out until somehow it all gets unplugged for a reset.”
He continued, “It’s very comfortable from your living room to run your mouth. But when you actually have to see the situations in real time or have to talk to the person across from you, we tend to be a bit more civil. You might be the big tough guy, but eventually there’s a bigger tougher guy who doesn’t agree with you. So at some point, you’re sort of going, ‘OK, maybe we should be cool to each other instead of running our mouths.'”
Keenan is about to embark on a summer tour with Puscifer. Their first stop will be in Las Vegas on June 9th.