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Maynard James Keenan Addresses His Reputation as a Notoriously Difficult Interview

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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.

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Slash, Deftones, Tool + Stone Sour Join Ozzfest Japan Lineup

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Ozzfest may leave quite an impression on Japan next year. The longtime hard rock and metal festival turned a few heads earlier this year when it was announced that Slipknot and Black Sabbath would headline the two-night destination festival in Japan. Now comes word that four more heavy hitters have signed on to play.

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Tool, ‘Maynard’s D–k’ – Best Hidden Tracks

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In 2000, Tool put out a limited-edition box set called 'Salival.' Along with a collection of music videos and live performances of both original songs and covers (including an awesome version of Led Zeppelin's 'No Quarter') Tool hid a track at the end of the song 'L.A.M.C.'

'Maynard's D--k' is a partially a

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Maynard James Keenan Offers Advice for the Apocalypse in New Editorial Column

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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.

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Maynard James Keenan to Write Column for Phoenix Newspaper

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Maynard James Keenan is a man of many bands, and now he's adding newspaper columnist to his list of responsibilities. The singer for Tool, A Perfect Circle, and Puscifer has agreed to write a bi-weekly column for Up on the Sun and the Phoenix New Times.

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No. 1: Tool, ‘Lateralus’ – Top 21st Century Metal Songs

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As one of the most groundbreaking and analytical pieces of progressive metal, Tool's magnum opus, 'Lateralus,' comes in at No. 1 on our list of the Top 50 Metal Songs of the 21st Century.

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Tool – Best Band Logos

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Tool’s well known and clever logo was created by renowned artist Cam de Leon. The wrench not only incorporates the band name but the imagery in their music. In an interview, band leader Maynard James

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Tool’s Maynard Keenan Discusses Winemaking and Offers Update on A Perfect Circle

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The Joe Rogan Experience

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.

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Tool Drummer Danny Carey Offers Update on Upcoming Album

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Tool are currently in the process of writing one of hard rock's most anticipated albums. With the band's last album, '10,000 Days,' having been released in 2006, Tool fans have been mentally pacing in circles, awaiting a taste of new materials from their psychedelic heroes. Luckily, drummer Danny Carey has offered an update on where Tool are in their writing process.

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No. 5: Tool, ‘Schism’ – Top 21st Century Hard Rock Songs

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Tool may be the most eclectic band to have ever been embraced by the empire of mainstream music. With Tool having already developed one of the world's most rabid fan bases, the band released a work of brilliance in 2001 with 'Lateralus.'

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