Tool Tried to Play Lilith Fair but (Obviously) Got Rejected

Maynard James Keenan "wanted the 'thank you but no thank you' letter to frame"
Tool Tried to Play Lilith Fair but (Obviously) Got Rejected
In its four-year run as a festival, Lilith Fair had its stages play host to a wealth of talented female musicians. Of course, that meant male acts weren't on the bill, but Tool's Maynard James Keenan gave it a shot anyway.

Speaking to Glamour for a reflection on the festival's history, Keenan revealed he had asked the band's booking agent to land them a spot on Lilith Fair's lineup. "I asked our booking agent to request an offer to play," Keenan said. "He did. They declined."

Keenan's request was likely made in jest, as he then told the publication, "I wanted the 'thank you but no thank you' letter to frame. Never got it."

Tool have most recently been playing live across North America on tour, though new music this year seems unlikely.

Thanks to Consequence of Sound for the tip.