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Maynard James Keenan talks about illegal music downloading

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Last Tuesday, Oregon rock radio station 101.5 KFLY sat down for an interview with Maynard James Keenan of TOOLA PERFECT CIRCLE and PUSCIFER. The interview can be viewed below.

In the interview, Keenan was asked about his views on illegal music downloading and how it has affected the music industry. His response was,

I think it’s a much bigger conversation. I think part of the problem with most of that is just the foundation of respect or entitlement. I think ‘entitlement’ is probably the better word. I think, just in general, our society has gotten to the point where just you click a button, you get what you want when you want it. So until we get to a point where we realize you don’t necessarily always get what you want when you want it, we’re gonna have a problem. So it stems from there. And then things like file-sharing and the Internet kind of lend themselves to that mindset. So, some day, hopefully, we’ll adjust that perspective . . . And until somebody has actually written a check to record their own record and see everything that goes into it, they don’t really understand that if you just take it… The current state of music, I’m sure there’s a lot of creative stuff going on out there, but there certainly isn’t — of course, I’m being nostalgic — but it doesn’t seem like there’s as much, creatively, going on, ’cause most people can’t afford to do it.

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