I just got back from a Tool concert, and I do not exaggerate when I say that it is one of the best shows I’ve ever witnessed live. Maynard was painted blue and almost naked except for a pair of, what looked like, bikini underwear. He stood on his own platform dancing his tribal dance as he belted out the lyrics in perfect pitch. I must also point out the magnificent stamina and rhythm the drummer possessed. As my best friend Gwen said, “He makes anyone want to become a drummer.” The guy is on his own plane. I needed this. It’s been a long time comin’.
July 27, 2002