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.
Gather all your friends and start making plans for a road trip to Saint Paul, Minnesota. Why, you ask? Because of the 2012 River's Edge Music Festival, stunna!
Maynard James Keenan and his revolving door of creative misfits known as Puscifer have just released a new video for 'Telling Ghosts' off their latest album 'Conditions of My Parole.' The beautiful song is complemented by the video's enigmatic combination of band footage and the various illuminations of the road stretching out over a speeding car.
The eclectic, progressive and comedic experimental band known as Puscifer have just announced a handful of 2012 North American tour dates. Led by vocalist Maynard James Keenan, (Tool, A Perfect Circle) Puscifer constantly explore gray areas of music with an extensive and diverse team of collaborators.
We're not quite sure if Maynard James Keenan was wearing a Halloween outfit or not when Puscifer hit the stage of the 'Late Show With David Letterman' on Monday, but he certainly looked strange. Either way, dressing up is certainly the right thing to do when your band is making its network television debut, as Puscifer did on the show Halloween night when they rolled out a downright haunting performance of the title track off their new album, 'Conditions of My Parole.'
"Rock star" is a common Halloween costume for kids and grown-up kids alike, but what do real rock-stars-in-the-making dress up as? Rock stars, of course! At least that was the case for Alice in Chains drummer Sean Kinney, who says that most years of his childhood he spent the last day of October dressed up as Peter Criss from Kiss.
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.