Maynard James Keenan Addresses The Struggle Of Equality Among Tool Members
The Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan shared the ultimate song a fan can get to know the band during a recent interview with BBC Radio 1 Rock Show. Apparently, it’s their hit song ‘The Pot’ through which all Tool members shined which isn’t the case with every other song that they released.
‘10,000 Days’ is the fourth studio album by Tool, released on April 28, 2006. The record debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart, with first-week sales of 564,000 copies. The album was undoubtedly a success as it was also awarded a double-platinum certification by the RIAA.
Along with two other top singles, ‘Vicarious,’ and ‘Jambi,’ Tool released ‘The Pot’ as a promotional single from their studio album ‘10,000 Days’ in July 2006. The track became the band’s first number-one song, topping the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart and receiving a Grammy nomination for Best Hard Rock Performance.
During a recent interview, Maynard James Keenan was asked about a song for those who don’t know anything about Tool can be interested in. Apparently, ‘The Pot’ is one of the perfect examples of the band members’ blended energy as well as their influences which is why it can be the best song to introduce the band.
In addition to this, Keenan said that the Tool members oftentimes struggle to make each and every member shine through their songs. However, this song managed to show every member’s talent and potential with ease but not effortlessly. Because of this, the frontman stated that the track is the prime example of this special feeling and vibe.
About ‘The Pot,’ Keenan said:
“To me, that’s one of the examples of some of our earlier energy blending perfectly with our more mature energy and kind of nods to our influences over the year. I feel like we really kind of struggle to make sure that all four of us shine as best we can on everything we do, to exhaustion.
But I feel like this one is one of the ones that felt, not effortless, but fresh and conscious consciously effortless if that makes sense? It just captures that vibe that I think.”
You can listen to ‘The Pot’ down below.