Hailey Bieber fires back at Tool's “childish” Maynard James Keenan

Maynard James Keenan (Image credit: Rebecca Sapp/WireImage - Getty)

Last week, pop star Justin Bieber proclaimed his love of Tool in an Instagram post, when he posted the lyrics to the band’s 10,000 Days track The Pot.

But after hearing the news, Tool (opens in new tab) frontman Maynard James Keenan (opens in new tab) responded on Twitter by simply saying “#bummer.”

But his negativity towards Bieber has drawn the ire of the singer’s wife Hailey Bieber, who has branded Keenan “childish" for his tweet.

Hailey said: “He expressed he was a fan of your music. Grew up listening to your music. You must be unhappy with yourself that you want to make people feel small who express their admiration for you. 

“Very childish and hurtful thing to do. I hope you find security within yourself. Sad place to be.”

Keenan hasn’t responded to Hailey’s comments, but he did upload a YouTube link to the band’s Opiate EP track Hush.

Meanwhile, Tool are gearing up to release their long-awaited and as-yet-untitled new studio album which will see the light of day on August 30.

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Scott has spent more than 30 years in newspapers and magazines as an editor, production editor, sub-editor, designer, writer and reviewer. After initially joining our news desk in the summer of 2014, he moved to the e-commerce team full-time in 2020. He maintains Louder’s buyer’s guides, scouts out the best deals for music fans and reviews headphones, speakers, books and more. He's written more than 11,000 articles across Louder, Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and Prog and has previous written for publications including IGN, the Sunday Mirror, Daily Record and The Herald covering everything from daily news and weekly features, to video games, travel and whisky. Scott grew up listening to rock and prog, cutting his teeth on bands such as Marillion and Magnum before his focus shifted to alternative and post-punk in the late 80s. His favourite bands are Fields Of The Nephilim, The Cure, New Model Army, All About Eve, The Mission, Ned's Atomic Dustbin and Drab Majesty, but he also still has a deep love of Rush.