Thursday, July 19, 2007

Tool breaks rock

Having done his own bit to squeeze any interest or life out of the genre, Maynard James Keenan of Tool has announced the death of heavy rock:

[His new band is] "my attempt to make music to inspire people. Heavy rock is sinking, the industry is dying. This is definitely not thinking man’s music.”

By a staggering coincidence, his new band don't play heavy rock (it's called Puscifer - no, really - and finds room for Lisa Germano in its big tent.)
“In a way, I feel like I’m standing in two places at once. I have my right foot in then, and my left foot on to the next stage. The industry needs an enema.”

We're not sure that giving an enema to a dying man is such a good idea - although, doubtless, there's an episode of House where this is done to spectacular effect.

Puscifer. Really.