Maynard James Keenan (Tool, A Perfect Circle, etc.) was recently interviewed by The Guardian and discussed his move from Los Angeles, CA to Jerome, AZ, which he made to focus on winemaking. He also felt that the move was necessary due to the resources in his new location, which allow for more self-sufficiency. He went on to explain how it is important to be prepared for what may lie ahead, especially since history has shown that the U.S. is destined to fall like the Roman Empire that came before it.
Keenan said the following:
“If you study history at all, the US is long overdue for a fall. So you know, just keeping that in mind … I’m not being a doomsayer, it’s just that changes occur, it’s what happens. If you want to enter the proverbial, metaphorical kingdom of heaven – which to me just means ‘survive’ – if you want to survive this storm, [you need to] understand what a storm is. You need to understand how to survive it. It’s simple. Grow your own fucking food. Don’t rely on someone else to make it for you. Don’t rely on somebody else to build your house for you, don’t rely on someone else to bring water to you.”
He also added the following about Donald Trump winning the presidency:
“We should have elected [late comedian Andy Kaufman.] Fuck, I think we just did [elect him]. I’m waiting for him to pull the mask off and say ‘haha, I’m just kidding’. That’s the problem with Andy Kaufman though. He won’t pull the mask off. He’ll fucking run us into the ground before he reveals it’s actually him, so we’re kinda fucked no matter what.”
In a little bit brighter news, work seems to be moving forward with regards to Tool’s new album with Adam Jones having shared the following:
It looks like A Perfect Circle may be playing some new songs on their upcoming tour. Billy Howerdel told Billboard the following about that:
“We’re not promising anything, but I have every intention of doing my best to have us playing some new tracks during this run — with the idea that new music is coming very soon after. It felt similar to me to the very first thing we ever did. When Maynard and I first started talking about working together in 1999, we collaborated on two songs, and the idea hatched to, ‘Let’s do a live show,’ and let that fire under our ass be what’s going to propel us to finish this music.
… And we approached it the same way this year. I said, ‘We’re gonna do shows,’ and with those shows there’s the hope of having some new music to go along with the shows. So let’s let that be the thing that puts us in a panic mode.”
A Perfect Circle have announced a spring 2017 tour. Dates for that can be seen below. The band are also working on a new album, with Billy Howerdel having said the following: “Getting back to writing music with A Perfect Circle is a great way to start the new year.”
04/07-08 Las Vegas, NV – The Pearl
04/10 Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre
04/11 San Diego, CA – Open Air Theatre
04/13 San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic
04/14 Reno, NV – Reno Event Center
04/15 Salt Lake City, UT – Maverik Center
04/17 Denver, CO – 1st Bank Center
04/19 Kansas City, MO – Starlight Amphitheatre
04/20 St. Louis, MO – Chafietz Arena
04/22 Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
04/23 Grand Prairie, TX – Verizon Theatre
04/25 Austin, TX – HEB Center at Cedar Park
04/26 San Antonio, TX – Freeman Coliseum
04/27 Houston, TX – Smart Financial Center
04/29 Jacksonville, FL – Welcome to Rockville
04/30 Ft. Myers, FL – Fort Rock Festival
05/02 Atlanta, GA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
05/03 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
05/05 Charlotte, NC – Carolina Rebellion
05/07 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl
According to Blabbermouth, A Perfect Circle will be returning to active duty next year. The band’s guitarist Billy Howerdel moderated the Hollywood CA stop of Maynard James Keenan‘s (Tool, A Perfect Circle, etc.) A Perfect Union Of Contrary Things book tour, and while they were talking the two revealed that new music is in the works, and that a tour is currently being planned. Keenan even went one step further and announced that the band will play at The Hollywood Bowl in Hollywood, CA on May 7. Stay tuned for more information.
Maynard James Keenan (Tool, Puscifer etc.) has revealed that he recently underwent hip replacement surgery. The vocalist got his whole right hip replaced in a procedure that took place yesterday (June 1).
The following was posted on Puscifer’s Facebook: