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.
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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.
Maynard James Keenan on Puscifer, APC and Tool
The frontman for Tool, A Perfect Circle and Puscifer, Maynard James Keenan has been pretty secretive about his upbringing, but has hinted that he grew up in an abusive, unsupportive environment. Even so, we’re pretty sure his home life didn’t look too much like the one depicted in the new Puscifer video, ‘Conditions of My Parole,’ which can be seen below.
Tool / A Perfect Circle frontman Maynard James Keenan’s Puscifer project is gearing up for Tuesday's release of its second album, ‘Conditions of My Parole,' and the long-in-the-works disc is currently streaming online at Spin.com (see link below). 'Parole' is the follow-up to Puscifer's debut album, '"V" Is for Vagina,' which dropped in 2007.
This may be the only time a band member has literally taken a fan hostage during a live performance. At 2:45 in the footage, a fan rushes the stage only to be taken down by Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan, who put the fan in a chokehold while continuing to sing