Maynard James Keenan had a recent interview with Kerrang, and and said that if you’are goint to put on make up, wear wigs and stupid clothes, you have to be ready for ‘wanker’ comments.

Maynard, also revealed which band unlocks his romantic side…

Kerrang:

“What are the character ‘notes’ for your guise in A Perfect Circle?

Maynard James Keenan:

“I took cues from English performers for the A Perfect Circle look, where it’s over the top, and for some people it’s mysterious, while for others it’s, ‘What the fuck is that guy doing?’ It’s a fine line: embracing that English thing where you almost have to become a caricature to become something relevant.”

Kerrang:

“You used to perform comedy at the Diamond Club in LA and appeared as a “metal douche” character. Did this introduce you to the idea of playing with different guises?”

Maynard James Keenan:

“It did, but you also have to bring a piece of yourself to those characters, provided you didn’t become the characters (laughs).”

Kerrang:

“It’s fair to say that A Perfect Circle unlocks a more ‘romantic’ side of you – whether that’s New Romantic, or in the Valentine’s Day sense…”

Maynard James Keenan:

“Or The Romantics, the band – What I Like About You. I think that’s absolutely accurate, because it has some landscapes and soundscapes that take you down that dramatic path, and it’s a very exposed and vulnerable path.”

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