Maynard James Keenan Refuses A Conspiracy Theory About Deftones And A Perfect Circle

Tool, Puscifer, and A Perfect Circle frontman, Maynard James Keenan responded to a fan’s conspiracy theory about Deftones’ contribution to the success of A Perfect Circle. Giving some solid facts, Keenan refuted the theory of the fan on his official Twitter account.

As you may know, A Perfect Circle is a rock supergroup that was founded by Tool lead vocalist, Maynard James Keenan, and guitarist, Billy Howerdel in 1999. The band released their debut studio album entitled ‘Mer de Noms (Sea of Names)’ on May 23, 2000. The album reached number four on the Billboard 200 which made them the highest rank that a band reached with their debut album.

Shortly after the enormous success and popularity of A Perfect Circle’s ‘Mer de Noms (Sea of Names).’ Maynard James Keenan collaborated with the iconic metal band, Deftones. The band released their third studio album, ‘White Pony’ on June 20, 2000. The album received very positive reviews from the fans. Deftones’ album’s song, ‘Passenger’ featured Maynard James Keenan.

Recently on Twitter, a fan shared a tweet addressing Maynard in which he suggested that the popularity of A Perfect Circle reached high thanks to Keenan’s collaboration with Deftones. However, Maynard refused this conspiracy theory by pointing out that A Perfect Circle had already been on their first gig and became popular long before his collaboration with Deftones on the ‘White Pony’ album.

Here’s what the fans wrote:

“Theory:

Maynard James Keenan’s helping on ‘Passenger’ with Deftones sparked an interest to get A Perfect Circle going?

Here’s what Keenan answered:

No. 1999. 1st APC gig”

You can see the tweets below.