Maynard James Keenan briefly addressed the controversy caused by A Perfect Circle throwing out around 60 people from their Reading, PA show back in November, telling Rolling Stone:
“They’re not being ejected from our shows for taking photos. They’re being ejected because they’re recording things and they’re annoying the fuck out of their neighbors.”
During the rest of the chat, Maynard was asked on how he approached the lyrics for upcoming APC album “Eat the Elephant,” to which he replied:
“Like I always do: piece by piece, word by word. Puzzles. Depending on the tempos and moods, key lines will come to me while driving with the music in the player.
“Everything is a puzzle. You’ve got to put the pieces together and they all form a map or story. You have to be cohesive and you have to make a literary map – start putting those Latin pieces together to form a map and it all makes sense.”
Asked on the meaning of the record’s title, Maynard replied:
“Yeah, I’m not going to go there. It could be a lot of things. It’s not one thing. None of them are one thing.”