Maynard James Keenan responds to Justin Bieber’s love of Tool

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

Last week, Canadian pop star Justin Bieber proclaimed his love of Tool (opens in new tab) in an Instagram post.

The singer uploaded the lyrics of Tool’s 10,000 Days track The Pot and posed the question: “If you know what the song is to the lyrics I posed, write them down on my last post. Don’t look it up please. I’m curious if any of you know it.”

He followed that with a series of short videos showing him playing the track in his car.

And after hearing the news, Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan has given his response in a tweet which simply reads: ““#bummer.”

So there you have it. Don’t expect a collaboration any time soon.

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 Munro
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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.