Maynard James Keenan (Tool, A Perfect Circle) Says He Has Had COVID-19 Four Times

During a recent interview with the Arizona Republic, Maynard James Keenan (Tool, A Perfect Circle, Puscifer) discussed his past bouts with COVID-19. The frontman says he has already contracted the disease four times.

Keenan, who is vaccinated, said the following:

“I just had it the fourth time. I got the European-flavored one. That was fun.”

He went on to say that he is already feeling better:

“It was a flu. It’s done.”

Keenan also had the following to say about touring during the pandemic:

“I mean, when you’re in a room full of thousands of people, it’s being passed around. You get into a tube and you fly 10 hours in a contained environment, you’re gonna get it. If somebody has it and you’re gonna get it, you can get it. That’s just the nature of what it is now. We need to embrace that and stop freaking the (expletive) out.”

Billy Howerdel To Open For Puscifer At Los Angeles, CA And Rochester Hills, MI Shows

Billy Howerdel (A Perfect Circle) will be joining Puscifer during a couple of their upcoming shows. Here’s the dates:

06/12 Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre
07/01 Rochester Hills, MI – Meadow Brook Amphitheatre

Howerdel commented:

“Since the 2018 A Perfect Circle tour, Maynard [James Keenan] has owed me $80 from a disputed dinner bill. Short of getting Judge Judy involved, I feel this is my only recourse in getting the money back.”

Puscifer Announce Summer U.S. Tour

Puscifer have announced a summer headlining tour. Moodie Black will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

06/09 Las Vegas, NV – The Smith Center – Reynolds Hall
06/11 Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theatre
06/12 Los Angeles, CA – The Greek Theatre
06/14 Albuquerque, NM – Kiva Auditorium
06/15 Austin, TX – Bass Concert Hall
06/16 Dallas, TX – McFarlin Memorial Auditorium
06/19 Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival
06/21 Atlanta, GA – Coca-Cola Roxy Theatre
06/22 Durham, NC – Durham Performing Arts Center
06/24 Philadelphia, PA – The Metropolitan Opera House
06/25 Brooklyn, NY – Kings Theatre
06/26 Wallingford, CT – Toyota Oakdale Theatre
06/28 Boston, MA – House of Blues
06/29 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
07/01 Rochester Hills, MI – Meadow Brook Amphitheatre (Pavilion)
07/02 Chicago, IL – The Chicago Theatre
07/03 St. Paul, MN – Palace Theatre
07/05 Omaha, NE – The Admiral
07/06 Denver, CO – The Mission Ballroom
07/07 Salt Lake City, UT – Eccles Theater – Delta Performance Hall
07/09 Portland, OR – The Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
07/10 Seattle, WA – McCaw Hall

Puscifer Digitally Release “Existential Reckoning: Live At Arcosanti” & “Billy D And The Hall Of Feathered Serpents Featuring Money $hot” Live Albums

Puscifer have digitally released two new live albums featuring their “Existential Reckoning: Live At Arcosanti” and “Billy D And The Hall Of Feathered Serpents Featuring Money $hot” livestream concerts. You can find those HERE. Physical copies of the films and live albums are expected to be released at a later date. They are also available through the newly launched Puscifer TV.

Maynard James Keenan’s “A Curmudgeon’s Guide To Divine Collisions And Pythagorean Oenology” To Debut On Puscifer TV This Month

Puscifer have revealed that Maynard James Keenan’s “A Curmudgeon’s Guide To Divine Collisions And Pythagorean Oenology” will be available on Puscifer TV when it launches on November 12. The group said the following about that:

“We’ve added an additional title to our Nov. 12 launch of Puscifer TV: ‘Maynard James Keenan: A Curmudgeon’s Guide to Divine Collisions and Pythagorean Oenology.’ The one-on-one conversation with Keenan finds the musician/vintner in New York City discussing the New York Times Best Seller, ‘A Perfect Union of Contrary Things.’ Moderated by legendary radio producer Roxy Myzal, the hour-plus conversation covers all facets of Keenan’s life. The previously announced Puscifer TV releases arriving on Nov. 12 (with pre-orders available now via Puscifer.com): ‘Existential Reckoning: Live at Arcosanti,’ ‘Billy D and The Hall of Feathered Serpents Featuring Money $hot by Puscifer,’ and ‘What Is… Puscifer.’”

Puscifer To Launch “Puscifer TV” In November

Puscifer will be launching a new video on-demand channel called “Puscifer TV” on November 12. The band said the following about that:

“This morning, we launched Puscifer TV, an online portal featuring on-demand purchases and rentals of previously unreleased concert films and rarities including “Existential Reckoning: Live at Arcosanti,” “Billy D and The Hall of Feathered Serpents Featuring Money $hot by Puscifer,” and “What Is… Puscifer” (with the bonus “8-Ball Bail Bonds”). Visit Puscifer.com to watch trailers and grab the films. We’ll continue adding more titles over time so stay tuned. #puscifer #puscifertv”

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‘.”