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:
Puscifer have premiered a new video for their song “The Arsonist,” via The A.V. Club. This song is from the band’s latest album, Money Shot, which is available now. As for the clip, it features frontman Maynard James Keenan, along with some female MMA fighters, taking down Trumpzilla.
A new trailer has been posted for Maynard James Keenan’s (Tool, etc.) new biography, “A Perfect Union Of Contrary Things.” The book will be released on November 8, and it can be preordered HERE.
Here’s the book synopsis:
“Here is the authorized biography of the one and only Maynard James Keenan. The book traces Keenan‘s journey from his Midwest childhood to his years in the Army to his time in art school, from his stint at a Boston pet shop to his place in the international spotlight and his influence on contemporary music and regional winemaking. A comprehensive portrayal of a versatile and dedicated artist, A Perfect Union of Contrary Things pays homage to the people and places that shaped the man and his art.
Until now, Maynard‘s fans have had access to only an abridged version of his story. A Perfect Union of Contrary Things presents the outtakes, the scenes of disappointment and triumph, and the events that led him to take one step after the next, to change direction, to explore sometimes surprising opportunities. Included are sidebars in his own words, often humorous anecdotes that illuminate the narrative, as well as commentary by his family members, friends, instructors, and industry colleagues.
The book also features a foreword by Alex Grey, an American visionary artist and longtime friend of Keenan, who has designed Tool‘s album and stage art. Accompanying the text are photos of Keenan from childhood to the present, as well as reproductions of his early drawings and writings. Maynard‘s story is a metaphor for the reader’s own evolution and an encouragement to follow one’s dreams, hold fast to individual integrity, and work ceaselessly to fulfill our creative potential.”
Puscifer (Tool) have announced a 2016 European tour. Check out the dates below.
05/30 Manchester, UK – Bridgewater Hall
05/31 London, UK – The Roundhouse
06/02 Paris, FRA – Le Grand Rex
06/06 Lausanne, SWI – Les Docks
06/07 Milan, ITA – Teatro Degli Arcimboldi
06/09 Nickelsdorf, AUT – Novarock Festival
06/12 Brussels, BEL – Ancienne Belgique
06/13 Esch Alzette, LUZ – Rockhal
06/15 Oslo, NOR – Sentrum Scene
06/16 Stockholm, SWE – Cirkus
Puscifer (Tool) have announced a 2016 North American tour. Luchafer will serve as support for the trek.
03/17 Riverside, CA – Fox Performing Arts Center
03/18 Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre
03/20 Colorado Springs, CO – Pikes Peak Center
03/22 Omaha, NE – Orpheum Theatre
03/23 Minneapolis, MN – Northrop Auditorium
03/25 Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theater
03/26 Grand Rapids, MI – Devos Performance Hall
03/28 Rockford, IL – Coronado Theatre
03/29 Indianapolis, IN – Old National Centre – Murat Theatre
03/30 Columbus, OH – The LC Indoor Pavilion
04/01 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
04/02 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
04/04 Akron, OH – Akron Civic Theatre
04/05 Buffalo, NY – Center for the Arts
04/06 Toronto, ON – Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
04/08 Portland, ME – Merrill Auditorium
04/09 Huntington, NY – The Paramount
04/10 Reading, PA – Santander Performing Arts Center
04/12 Englewood, NJ – Bergen Performing Arts Center
04/13 Red Bank, NJ – Count Basie Theatre
04/15 Atlantic City, NJ – Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
04/16 Providence, RI – Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium
04/18 Richmond, VA – The National
04/19 Raleigh, NC – Raleigh Memorial Auditorium
04/22 St. Louis, MO – Peabody Opera House
04/24 Tulsa, OK – Brady Theater
04/26 Wichita, KS – Orpheum
04/28 Albuquerque, NM – Popejoy Hall
05/01 San Diego, CA – Copley Symphony Hall
Puscifer, the project featuring Tool’s Maynard James Keenan, have premiered a new video for their song “The Remedy,” via Loudwire. This song is from the band’s latest album, Money Shot, which was released on October 30.
Puscifer, the project featuring Tool’s Maynard James Keenan, are streaming “Money Shot” in full via Pandora. The effort will be released on October 30, and you can check out an EPK for it below: