AOL Music’s Spinner caught up with Maynard James Keenan for a Q&A, where the Tool, A Perfect Circle and Puscifer frontman talked about whether people have the same love for music today as previous generations of kids have had. “One thing that’s not going to change is people like music,” the 43-year-old said. “They’re really inspired by music and even now with the digital downloading it’s actually made it a lot more accessible to people who might not have heard stuff before because you had to buy the CD with this mysterious cover, you don’t know what it’s about. Well, now a lot of people are just passing around MP3s. ‘Check this world music out, check out this country song, check out this Gipsy Kings’ – stuff you wouldn’t normally have been exposed to because radio stations have pigeonholed themselves. They’re not going to be diverse in what they’re playing on their format. They’re just going to play this. And some people are going to spend that $14.99 on a CD.” Check out the entire transcript here.
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