Maynard James Keenan (Tool/A Perfect Circle/etc.) will be the next guest on Sammy Hagar’s Rock & Roll Road Trip, which airs this Sunday (7th) at 8PM EST on AXS TV. On this episode, Hagar travels to Keenan’s Caduceus Cellars winery in Jerome, Arizona discussing music, food, wine, and more.
A preview clip is now available, which shows Maynard discussing how his cross-country high school experience helped shape his unique songwriting:
“I remember running cross-country in high school, and everybody has their own breathing rhythms, right? It’s just supposed to be in-out, right? I was actually running to the [footsteps]. So, if you’re going over hills, or down hills, or in chuck-holes, or whatever, my breath would follow those rhythms.”
Maynard would bring a mix of music from classics such as AC/DC, Pink Floyd, King Crimson, and Joni Mitchell on his cross-country runs as the singer continued to explain:
“Odd time signature stuff. And that was kind of like the running. You’re kind of following some of that… So, just naturally it’s easier for me to write to things that are outside four-four.”
Watch the clip below: