Maynard James Keenan
Tool fans are more rabid than ever for a new album. The brilliant act released '10,000 Days' in 2006, but ever since, there has been a brutal drought of Tool material. Rumblings of writing sessions have been widely covered, but in each update, vocalist Maynard James Keenan had not yet entered into the band's writing process. However, it seems like that may have changed.
In response to the tornadoes that recently hit Oklahoma, Tool / A Perfect Circle / Puscifer singer Maynard James Keenan has reached out to help the state's Animal Resource Center. The center was damaged by the tornadoes, so to raise money for the Animal Resource Center's recovery, Keenan is auctioning off the platinum plaques he received for Tool's 'Undertow' and A Perfect Circle's 'Mer de Noms.'
There are many rockers who move to California to get discovered, but Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan was more intrigued with pursuing a career in interior design and set decoration upon arriving in Los Angeles. The future frontman attended the Kendall College of Art and Design and took odd jobs like providing feng shui for a pet store.
As Maynard James Keenan and the rest of Puscifer prepare for the release of their new EP 'Donkey Punch the Night,' many fans are holding out hope for a 2013 release date for a new Tool album. While singer Maynard James Keenan recently insinuated there would be no new Tool album this year, he offers hope by stating in a new interview that he has been jamming on new material from both Tool and A Perfect Circle.
The 55th Annual Grammy Awards were held last night (Feb. 10), and it was business as usual for the famed awards show. Music's biggest names walked the carpet, while shiny golden gramophones were given out to rock artists such as the Black Keys, Halestorm and Trent Reznor + Atticus Ross. However, a sense of disarray resonated with various musicians, who took to Twitter in order to vent their disapproval of the Grammy Awards.
Although Maynard James Keenan no longer writes a bi-weekly column for the Phoenix New Times, the Tool / A Perfect Circle / Puscifer vocalist recently spoke to the publication about a ton of different topics. Keenan not only gives extra details on Puscifer's upcoming EP, 'Donkey Punch the Night,' but info on his upcoming autobiography and the overall state of the music industry.
Puscifer are currently revving up for the release of their upcoming EP 'Donkey Punch the Night' along with a handful of tour dates in Australia and South America. To take you further into the realm of Maynard James Keenan and his Puscifer bandmates, we've got an exclusive video of the musical collective warming up for what is sure to be a spotlit year for the band's career.
Prolific musical mastermind and fresh-faced feature columnist Maynard James Keenan has just posted the latest installment of his Phoenix New Times bi-weekly blog. Keenan seems to be given a great deal of freedom when it comes to the subjects he chooses to cover for his column, and in this edition, the musician addresses his reputation for being a notoriously difficult interview.