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TOOL's Maynard James Keenan Compares Donald Trump To The Rise Of Hitler

Posted by on May 19, 2016 at 11:34 am

It's been interesting to see how metal and hard rock musicians have reacted to the prospect of Donald Trump being the next president of the United States. While certain musicians like Ted Nugent and Five Finger Death Punch's Zoltan Bathory have shown their support, we have seen a lot of musicians come out against Trump. Municipal Waste released a controversial shirt with Trump blowing his brains out, Lamb of God's Randy Blythe has vowed to move out of the country.

You can add Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan to that list. Keenan has some not-so-kind words for Donald Trump in an interview with The Skinny, though he does see the humor in the whole thing.

“Here’s the thing, I’m Italian and I’m Irish,” he started off. “The Italian side of me is the wine and food making family man; the Irish side is the shit-talking, ‘comedy first, always’ side. So I’m very divided. Because all the fuckin’ awesome jokes that are gonna come out if Trump leads the US – the humor, the tragedy and the awful stuff that’s gonna happen – is gonna be fodder for comedians for decades. And the end of the United States.”

“Of course, the practical side of me thinks, ‘I’ve seen this before; I think it’s called Germany, 1938.’ Idiocracy [Mike Judge's 2006 movie] is no longer a comedy, it’s a documentary. Idiocracy is where we are.”

It's worth noting that the interview contained zero information about a new Tool album that's worth talking about.

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