Enigmatic Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan has labelled heavy rock music as â€œsinkingâ€ and â€œdying.â€
Keenan was speaking about his new side project â€˜Pusicferâ€™ when he made the damning comments about the genre.
He said that Puscifer is: â€œmy attempt to make music to inspire people. Heavy rock is sinking, the industry is dying. This is definitely not thinking manâ€™s music.â€
Unlike his previous offshoot, A Perfect Circle, Keenan maintains that Puscifer is more of a collaboration than a real band. The collective features the likes of Primus drummer Tim Alexander, with Lisa Germano and actress Milla Jovovich on vocal dutire.
Speaking to The Rolling Stone, Keenan said he hopes to release the album in October: â€œIâ€™d like to release it in different ways â€” maybe two songs at a time, every three or four months. You can do that now, with the Internet and MySpace.
â€œIn a way, I feel like Iâ€™m standing in two places at once. I have my right foot in then, and my left foot on to the next stage. The industry needs an enema.â€