Legendary rock and metal personality, Maynard James Keenan recently had an interview with Kerrang, and revealed why he wears a wig while he is performing with A Perfect Circle.

Kerrang:

“Speaking of that fine line: Eddie Izzard says there’s a sliding scale of cool, where it’s cool, cool, cool, wanker…”

Maynard James Keenan:

“(Laughs) The ‘wanker-meter’ is something you have to embrace. If you’re going to put on make-up, wear wigs and stupid clothes, you have to understand that the ‘wanker’ comments are coming. And I’m okay with that – it’s part of the character.”

Kerrang:

“When Billy Howerdel first played you the music that would become A Perfect Circle, why did it resonate with you?”

Maynard James Keenan:

“I thought, ‘Awesome – now I get to be a wanker!’ I could hear parts of The Cure, parts of Tones On Tail, parts of Love And Rockets, which was cool but conjured images of dudes in goth outfits.

You’ve got to sell it: watching dudes in T-shirts and sneakers doing Shakespeare doesn’t quite sell it. There have to be some grandiose robes.”

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