A Perfect Circle frontman Maynard James Keenan revealed in a new interview with Stuff that one of the songs on the band’s new Eat The Elephant album, called “Disillusioned,” was partially inspired by negative Yelp reviews of his Caduceus Cellars winery in Arizona.
Keenan explained, “I’ve had bad Yelp reviews of my tasting room, but it had nothing to do with the wine. The reviews were bad merely because I wasn’t there! That’s like giving my record a bad review because I wasn’t in the record store when they bought it! I can only say to those people: shut the f**k up!”
Keenan also ripped Yelp itself, saying, “That thing is f**king poison! Sites like Yelp have fostered this generation of novice experts who have the power to open their mouths but haven’t actually put the work into knowing what they’re talking about.”
Caduceus’ tasting room has just seven reviews on Yelp but the average rating is four out of five stars. Christina from Dallas wrote that the staff was “unprofessional and rude,” while another reviewer described the bartender as “super awesome.” Yelp also lists the location as now closed.