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Maynard undergoes hip surgery

News from Maynard’s Instagram account this morning suggests that he’s recently undergone hip replacement surgery:

Good to see the old timers out there looking after their bodies. Nothing worse than hearing our senior citizens complain about aching bones and then doing nothing about it!

Hopefully it will assist him in achieving the next milestone Jiu Jitsu, having achieved Purple Belt not long ago:

Thankful moment. Yesterday, while on family vacation in Hawaii, I was blessed with a curveball. The coach that gave me my Blue belt years ago at Ricksons academy on Pico in LA, Luis “Limao” Heredia, @chieflimao Maui Jiu Jitsu, surprised me unexpectedly with a long, very kind, heart felt speech and my Purple Belt. It’s taken quite awhile to get here. I moved to an area that had no Rickson Gracie Jiu Jitsu school in late ’96 and had to commute back and forth to keep up training which just wasn’t practical. I also suffered a few injuries which also made training inconsistent. And even when I could train, it wasn’t under a single instructor with a Rickson Gracie curriculum. So very difficult to advance in belts under this scenario. But more recently I resumed training after some supportive prodding from one of my best friends in the world, Todd Fox. And I’ve been making regular trips back and forth to St Louis to train with his coach, Rodrigo Vaghi as well as to Los Angeles to train with my old friend Henry Akins, at Dynamix Martial Arts. Without these guys I wouldn’t have been able to confidently wear this belt. Thank you, Todd, Rodrigo, Henry, and Limao for this opportunity to test and understand myself better and to push my boundaries and discover more of which I am capable. @5dbjj @henrydynamixmma

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Maynard still waiting for music?

Think the new Tool album is getting close now? Suspect they might be in the studio? Maynard hoses it all down in his usual fashion:

Maynard will also be appearing on Comedy Bang! Bang! in an episode to be broadcast on May 15. Check your local TV guides!

Adam’s strings, Maynard Puscifer update and more!

As usual a bunch of things happened while I was away for a few days, so this post is a catch up of sorts.

Firstly, Adam posted a video of himself playing around with what is believed to be a Tremoloa in Joe Barresi‘s studio:

~Playing strange strings at Joe B.'s #EvilJoe #CaptainMidnight

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As yet there’s no real indication of what is going on in the studio. They’re recording something, and while there are plenty of clues suggesting they could be working on the new album, there’s just as many out there that suggest they aren’t! Something is happening, and I guess well find out in due time!

In somewhat related news Danny was recently snapped with Bob Ludwig, who mastered 10,000 Days for Tool. What Danny there for business of pleasure?

Speaking of 10,00 Days, Loudwire has an article celebrating it’s 9th anniversary, with a collection of quotes from Tool members giving insight into the recording of album.

Maynard had a chat with Punch as well, mostly about wines however did reveal that a Puscifer album is on the way and should be expected “hopefully in the fall”.

Being For The Benefit Of Mr Keenan

As we all know, Maynard has contributed to The Flaming Lips next album With A Little Help From My Fwends. It’s an album of Beatles covers and features Maynard on the track Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite. You can stream it on NPR.

There’s also an interesting interview with Maynard and the members of the Flaming Lips where they talk about the track. It’s worth a watch:

Expensive Maynard prints by Tim Cadiente now available!

For the Tool/Maynard fan who has everything and still has deep pockets, there’s a print now available from Tim Cadiente’s website called Hawk’in Time:

This studio image of Maynard James Keenan is being offered for a very limited time in a very limited quantity.

A 19 x 13 Archival pigmented ink print, signed, embossed and numbered by Maynard James Keenan and Tim Cadiente.

Each image will come with a certificate of authenticity and a bonus 13 x 19 image.

This set of 2 archival pigmented ink images for $285.
Free shipping in the U.S / International shipping : $25

$285 sounds like a lot to me, but I’m sure there’s people out there interested in this stuff. Happy shopping!

Maynard to guest on Flaming Lips Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band cover album

According to Consequence of Sound, Maynard will be appearing on the forthcoming Flaming Lips cover album based on the Beatles classic Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. He will be on the track Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!:

With a Little Help From My Fwends Tracklist:
01. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (feat. My Morning Jacket, Fever the Ghost, and J Mascis)
02. With a Little Help from My Friends (feat. The Flaming Lips, Black Pus, and The Autumn Defense)
03. Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds (feat. Miley Cyrus, Moby, and The Flaming Lips)
04. Getting Better (feat. Dr. Dog and Chuck Inglish)
05. Fixing a Hole (feat. Electric Wurms)
06. She’s Leaving Home (feat. Phantogram and Juliana Barwick)
07. Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite! (feat. The Flaming Lips, Maynard James Keenan, and Sunbears)
08. Within You Without You (feat. Birdflower and Morgan Delt)
09. When I’m Sixty-Four (feat. The Flaming Lips and more)
10. Lovely Rita (feat. Tegan & Sara and Stardeath and White Dwarves)
11. Good Morning Good Morning (feat. Zorch, Grace Potter, and more)
12. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise) (feat. Foxygen and MGMT)
13. A Day in the Life (feat. The Flaming Lips and Miley Cyrus)

Maynard has collaborated with Flaming Lips members in the past, including this Elton John cover:

Sip Wine announce Caduceus and Merkin wine sales for Aussies

Matt from Sip Wine emailed me this evening letting me know that bottles of Caduceus and Merkin Vineyards wine are now available to Australian customers. From the press release:

Only 300 bottles of Caduceus Cellars and 300 bottles of Merkin Vineyards 2012’s have ever left North America, and Australia has them.

Delivery Australia Wide, Free shipping for orders over $350

VISA, Mastercard and Amercan Express Accepted

Only Available at www.sipwine.com.au

These are the same guys who made some Merkin and Arizona Stronghold Wine available to Australians in the last couple of years. The wine is expensive, and I’m sure there will be some debate as to their value for money, but for those that want o support Maynard in his wine-making this is a good chance. Make sure you let them know Fourtheye sent you!