Tool’s Maynard James Keenan Praises His Wife For Her Strength Amid Her Battle With Breast Cancer

Tool’s Maynard James Keenan has taken to social media to wish his wife, Jennifer Lei Li Keenan, a happy birthday, while also praising her for her strength as she battles breast cancer. The frontman said the following:

“Today is my wife’s Birthday. @licoricelust I’m going to guess that it will be viewed as her favorite. In late Nov she felt a lump in her breast. On X-mas eve, she was diagnosed with cancer. She didn’t collapse into a pile of self pity. She didn’t launch into an entitlement rage. She didn’t act out in any self destructive manner. Instead she asked the right questions, listened to her doctors, made a plan, and stuck to it. And when there were things she couldn’t do on her own, she asked for help. Before the chemo could take her hair, she cut it all off and had our friend Brooke make her a wig to match. And then she went to work. No one was the wiser. She’s successfully navigated both the chemo and the surgery, and now begins the radiation. And all without whining or bitching. She is my rock. She is my muse. She is my ALL. Be like Jen. Happy Birthday, My Love. Cheers to this one and many more.”

Puscifer Planning To Release Reworked Version Of “Existential Reckoning”

It looks like Puscifer are planning to release a reworked version of their latest album “Existential Reckoning.“ Maynard James Keenan said the following about that during a recent interview with Kerrang!:

“We’re actually working on a rework album, but I have no idea when it will come out because everything with COVID and holidays threw a wrench in some of it, but it is getting done. We don’t have anything scheduled yet for it to come out, but those are songs that are going to probably change direction, and when we go out and actually tour them, they’ll probably evolve as well.”

Maynard James Keenan Hopes To Do More Puscifer Livestream Events

Puscifer have already done a couple of virtual shows and now it looks like more might be on the horizon. During a recent interview with Metal Hammer, frontman Maynard James Keenan said that he is hoping to do more pay-per-view events in the future.

Keenan said the following:

“We’re probably gonna work on another pay-per-view at some point. Of course, I’ve got harvest coming up in July, August, September, so if we’re gonna do another streaming event we’ll have to film it in June.”

He continued when asked if the group plan to celebrate upcoming album anniversaries:

“I think we’re really just enjoying this one, doing the filming and being able to introduce characters, and develop those characters more fully. We’re definitely gonna do the ‘Vagina‘ album and ‘Conditions Of My Parole‘ at some point, for sure, ‘cos we’re really enjoying this process.”

He also added:

“I enjoy the live setting, but now that we’re doing pay-per-views I’m realizing we were trying to do things live that didn’t necessarily translate with some of these characters. So, this is nice, because we’re able to present those in a film setting, and now, in a live show, we don’t have to jam a lot of that in there.

We can still have the theatrics, but you don’t necessarily need to hear the dialogue, so that’ll be fun, to be able to fix things, in a way. I’m looking forward to, eventually, getting out there with ‘Existential Reckoning‘.”

Puscifer Premiere “Bullet Train To Iowa” Music Video

Puscifer have premiered a new video for their song “Bullet Train To Iowa.” This track is from the band’s latest album “Existential Reckoning.” Frontman Maynard James Keenan said the following:

“The ‘Bullet Train To Iowa‘ video (watch below) is sort of a bridge between the ‘Money $hot‘ Live at the Mayan Theater performance (‘Billy D And The Hall Of Feathered Serpents‘ – tickets: pusciferlive.com) and the Existential Reckoning Live at Arcosanti performance. Kind of like what ‘Rogue One’ is to the Star Wars films, but without the Storm Troopers and snarky robots.”

Maynard James Keenan (Tool, Puscifer) Releases New Short Film “An Easter Story”

Maynard James Keenan (Tool, Puscifer, etc.) has released a new short film titled “An Easter Story.” The frontman directed, shot and narrated the video, which features the Nagural De Judiths Mix of Puscifer‘s “A Humbling River.”

Puscifer Announce “Billy D And The Hall Of Feathered Serpents Featuring Money $hot By Puscifer” Virtual Show

Puscifer have announced another virtual show. The event, which they are calling “Billy D And The Hall Of Feathered Serpents featuring Money $hot by Puscifer,” will stream on April 17 at 2:00pm PDT / 5:00pm EDT and tickets can be found HERE. Maynard James Keenan commented:

“In this prequel to his alleged abduction during Existential Reckoning, we find Billy D trudging through what has been referred to as the Bermuda Triangle of the Southwest. As is common within the Puscifer Vortex, Time and Logic have no home out here. Let that go. Just strap in for another magnificent ride through our collective Grey Matter.”

Tool’s Maynard James Keenan Says He Contracted COVID-19 Twice

During an interview with “Strombo” on Apple Music Hits, Maynard James Keenan (Tool, A Perfect Circle, etc.) revealed that he ended up contracting COVID-19 twice. The frontman previously said that he had the disease in February 2020 and has since confirmed that he had it again in “mid-November and ended up in the ER on December 1.” He also added:

“Ugly, ugly. Couldn’t breathe. I could barely put two words together without going into a coughing fit that, you know? It ended up kind of also progressing into pneumonia. So, if I stayed in the hospital, they said, ‘Okay, we can keep you here, but you’re fighting 12 other people for a bed and a ventilator we don’t have, so what do you want to do?’ I’m like, ‘Well, I need to breathe and I need to sleep.’ So, you’re just treating symptoms at that point. There’s nothing you can do other than treat the symptom, so for a real cough medicine, not the crap over-the-counter and then like an inhaler, and some antibiotics to fight the pneumonia and strap the fuck in.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Puscifer Share “Bedlamite” Video From Their “Existential Reckoning: Live At Arcosanti” Concert

Puscifer have shared a new live video for their song “Bedlamite.” The footage was taken from the band’s virtual “Existential Reckoning: Live At Arcosanti” concert, which streamed on October 30. Maynard James Keenan commented

“Sometimes wisdom can come to us from the most unexpected places. Occasionally we find the simple reassuring words of the Buddha flowing through the mouth of a child or an old drunk uncle. Just gotta be ready to hear them. #wibble”

Puscifer Share “Fake Affront” Live Video From Their “Existential Reckoning: Live At Arcosanti” Concert

Puscifer have shared a new live video for their song “Fake Affront.” The footage was taken from the band’s virtual “Existential Reckoning: Live At Arcosanti” concert, which streamed on October 30.

[via siriusxm.com]

Puscifer Premiere “Theorem” Music Video

Puscifer have premiered a new video for their song “Theorem.” This track is from the band’s latest album “Existential Reckoning.” Frontman Maynard James Keenan said the following:

“People ask us ‘What is in the Briefcase?’ ‘Puscifer.’ And what is Puscifer?’ ‘What is Puscifer is what Puscifer is.’ ‘Like a paradox?’ ‘More than one.’ Sigh.”