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Rock’n’Roll Winemakers: We Love ’em


The Onion Audio Visual Club: When did your love affair with wine begin?

Maynard James Keenan, lead singer with Tool: ‘I think just being a small-town guy on the road, all of a sudden you’re watching your accountants and agents and managers walking around with these glasses of red juice that look pretty appealing, and they’re oohing and aahing over it while you’re, like, stuck with a bag of chips, sniffing your fucking bandmate’s ass and feet all the way to fucking Boise. And you’re going, “What the fuck’s in that glass, and who paid for that?” And, of course, I did. So we just started taking their bottle when they weren’t looking, and I was indulging a bit and realized, “Hey, there’s something to this.”‘

Read more about Tool’s Renaissance Man, including why you should buy his Arizona wine Caduceus, and not Motley Crue front man Vince Neil‘s Napa-bottled wine, Vince Vineyards, in The Onion online, here. It’s a great interview.

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