TOOL drummer Danny Carey says that he has no problem with Justin Bieber being a fan of his band.
Last month, Bieber took to his Instagram account to post some of the lyrics to TOOL's "10,000 Days" track "The Pot". The pop superstar then asked his followers if they knew which song the lyrics were from. "Don't look it up please I'm curious if any of you know it," he wrote. A short time after Consequence Of Sound tweeted out a link to a story headlined "It's official: Justin Bieber is a Tool fan", TOOL frontman Maynard James Keenan responded, writing "#bummer".
The TOOL singer's comment caught the attention of Bieber's wife, model Hailey Baldwin, who fired back at Keenan, writing on Twitter: "He expressed he was a fan of your music. Grew up listening to your music. You must be unhappy with yourself that you want to make people feel small who express their admiration for you. Very childish and hurtful thing to do. I hope u find security within yourself. Sad place to be"
Asked in a recent magazine interview if he was bothered by the fact that Bieber was a TOOL fan, Carey said: "Absolutely not! Anybody who digs your art, you what to share it with. It's like trying to say you're God Almighty to try to judge somebody. We're not in the business of putting up barriers; that's the job of politicians. They're the idiots who want to build walls between people."
TOOL's long-awaited fifth album, "Fear Inoculum", will arrive on August 30 via RCA.
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