The Last Band Standing

Maynard James Keenan rolls out the new Puscifer album while Tool and A Perfect Circle wait in the wings

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 18, 2015
The music industry is an odd construct in the human universe in which people sometimes generate as much interest for the things they don’t do as for the things that get done. Look at Axl Rose and Chinese Democracy.  

Blood Into Wine (Review)

Tedious documentary stretches itself too far

0 Comments · Thursday, April 22, 2010
The presence of Maynard James Keenan, frontman for Art Metal bands Tool and A Perfect Circle, is no doubt the only reason for the existence of 'Blood Into Wine,' a documentary that looks at his deepening interest in the art of winemaking. Keenan is a notoriously private guy, thus his involvement is both a blessing (gives it a higher profile) and a curse (he's not the most charismatic interviewee). Grade: C-.  

Tool with Tweak Bird

Aug. 7 • PNC Pavilion

0 Comments · Monday, August 3, 2009
Tool's viscerally shredding set is designed to elicit gyrational sweat even without the unrelenting, cloudless sun. The mayhem on stage is unstoppable — Tool ratchets up the volume and dark energy with almost psychopathic intent. Metaphorically, this is exactly how every Tool show has felt as the band agitates, cooks, refreshes, repeats. Thus may it ever be.   

Puscifer: "V" Is for Vagina

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Maynard James Keenan attributes his reputation for being enigmatic and mysterious to not being in the press much. Tool's trippy, strange Art Metal was the first tip-off for me; the weirdo stage costumes sealed it.