This fourth and final matchup in the President of Heavy Metal election quarterfinals features metal music's maddest scientist, Maynard James Keenan. It's difficult to categorize the music of Tool, other than it sounds like Tool, but the band's experimental and progressive brand of metal has cemented the group as one of modern metal music's finest acts. Plus, it would be pretty amazing for metal's White House to be built on an Arizona vineyard.
Maynard James Keenan
Corey Taylor is perhaps the most iconic metal vocalist of the new school. Having donned many masks when at the front lines with Slipknot and revealing his human form while performing with Stone Sour, Taylor's voice has rung with incredible force and precision throughout the 2000s. In this first round, however, he's got another modern mastermind to contend with.
A Monday morning is perhaps the most dreaded part of any person's week. There are few moments more frustrating than being shocked into consciousness in order to face a 40-hour block of work or school, with Carly Rae Jepsen's diabolical infection known as 'Call Me Maybe' creeping out through your alarm clock. Thankfully, musical mastermind Maynard James Keenan (Tool, A Perfect Circle, Puscifer) is here to save you from the mundane, with yet another introspective article from Phoenix New Times.
As we reported a few days ago, Tool, A Perfect Circle and Puscifer singer Maynard James Keenan has signed a deal with the Phoenix New Times to write a bi-weekly column for the newspaper. Now, Keenan has jumped into his role as a gonzo journalist, as the Phoenix New Times has published the first textual offering from the prolific creator.
Maynard James Keenan of Tool, A Perfect Circle and Puscifer recently made an appearance on comedian and 'Fear Factor' host Joe Rogan's podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience. In the interview, which lasted for well over two hours, Keenan and Rogan talked about a huge variety of topics, including the vocalist's wine endeavors and the current status of A Perfect Circle.
Maynard James Keenan has been met with criticism due to his staunch views on not allowing pictures or video to be taken by fans during Tool, A Perfect Circle or Puscifer shows. With widespread Internet access covering the entire globe, fans can now know the exact set list, special effects and all the other intricate parts of a band's live show. It's frustrating for fans not to document their concert experience with their cameras, but after seeing Puscifer's live show, we 100-percent agree with what Keenan is trying to preserve.
We would like to wish a very happy 48th birthday today (April 17) to Tool / A Perfect Circle / Puscifer singer Maynard James Keenan. Having spent almost 30 years of his life dedicated to music, among many other pursuits such as winemaking, comedy and martial arts, Keenan is the ultimate Renaissance man.