Maynard discusses Puscifer and not Tool with Phoenix New Times

Gene sent me a link to a new interview with Maynard this morning, where he talks about mainly Puscifer, as well as the state of the recording industry:

“The illusion is gone,” Keenan says. “There’s no longer blank checkbooks. I remember playing a show ages ago, where Helmet got offered a [record deal worth a] million dollars. Oh, my God! A million dollars. Of course, all that did was make every other band with ego throw its dicks on the table and say, ‘Well, I want a million five.’ ‘Well, I want two million; I’m more popular.’ There was never any rhyme or reason to what those numbers ended up translating to at the end of the day. If you go back and track what somebody actually paid for something, it’s not nearly as dialed-in as, say, a video-game corporation saying, ‘No, we’re going to sell exactly this many units of this game.’ It was never that calculated. The people running [the business] weren’t qualified to run it.”

It’s an interesting article and well worth reading. As the title suggests though, there is no Tool update, though I’m sure none of you expect one from Maynard at this stage…

There’s also a short teaser video courtesy of Livewire of Puscifer rehearsing for upcoming tours:

3 thoughts on “Maynard discusses Puscifer and not Tool with Phoenix New Times

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    Anyone want to bet that this forth coming book barely references TOOL at all? It seems like Maynard dislikes everything to do with TOOL more and more. He almost seems to resent the band itself. The truth of the matter is that without TOOL, Puscifer would not be a success and likely would not exist in it’s present form. Don’t get me wrong I like Puscifer, but like many Puscifer fans I started out as just a TOOL fan. Hell, A Perfect Circle never would have been a band if Billy wasn’t Adam’s guitar tech. Like it or not Puscifer, the vineyard and Maynard owe their success to TOOL. It just seems rather desperate to constantly distance yourself from what made you successful, in an effort to make your other projects seem more relevant.

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