Nine Inch Nails started their Fragility Tour to support their third studio album on November 14, 1999. Many bands joined them on their tour, such as Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foo Fighters, Atari Teenage Riot, Blink-182, The Chemical Brothers, and A Perfect Circle. Especially A Perfect Circle’s opening act gained great appreciation.
During one of these opening acts, A Perfect Circle frontman Maynard James Keenan met a fangirl who was waiting to meet Nine Inch Nails’ lead vocalist Trent Reznor. After that night, Keenan probably stopped being ‘a rock ‘n roll cliche’ and decided not to have sex with groupies anymore.
Maynard James Keenan Suddenly Took Off His Pants When He Was With A Groupie
When Keenan saw the girl, he invited her to his trailer to watch movies together. The girl accepted his offer, and they began watching ‘Happy Gilmore.’ However, in the middle of the film, Keenan suddenly took off his pants without saying anything.
After that move, the girl freaked out and ran away from Keenan. Keenan ran after her and said, ‘Wait, please don’t go, you’re not like all the other girls’ to be able o stop the girl. The girl didn’t stay there but eventually gave him her number. However, Keenan didn’t call her back.
The groupie’s friend told the story saying:
“My friend almost slept with Maynard James Keenan, the lead singer of Tool. This time he was opening for NIN as A Perfect Circle. I’ll try to keep it short, but after being offered backstage passes by a security guard, she was waiting around to meet Trent Reznor. That’s when Maynard approached her and invited her to hang out in the trailer to chill and ‘watch movies.’
They were watching ‘Happy Gilmore’ and he was wearing silk pants. That’s when he whipped it out. She immediately got up and left, he ran after her and said, ‘Wait, please don’t go, you’re not like all the other girls.’ She did give him her number but he never called.“
Keenan said in his interview that:
“Well, yeah I feel like I was becoming the rock ‘n’ roll cliche that I hated. However, you don’t care because you’re having fun. And then when you finally wake up you realize that this is not for me, this is not where I’m supposed to be, and this is not gonna help anyone.”
Consequently, it can be said that Maynard James Keenan realized he should have pursued healthier and more stable relationships after experiencing numerous awkward moments, such as the incident mentioned above.