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Puscifer release title track from Money Shot

You may have taken a quick listen to the 30 second Money Shot snippets on Amazon yesterday, but today it appears the second full track has been released from the album. This time around it’s a much rockier number and the smooth poppy sounds of Grand Canyon. It’s certainly not a Tool track, but will appeal more to those who prefer their music with a harder edge.

Also with the track is a new Maynard James Keenan interview on Rolling Stone by Dan Epstein. If the interview is anything to go by, it seems as though the new Puscifer album may have a more serious one than their last two:

It seems like Puscifer’s trademark sense of humor has taken something of a back seat to heavier themes on this record.
Yeah, I guess so. I can see how someone would think that, but I see the humor all the way through it, even in the heavier tracks. On our earlier stuff, we completely separated it — “Cuntry Boner” over here, and then “Indigo Children” over here. Here, they’ve been integrated more. It’s like a fine wine that’s been aging in a large cask for two years, instead of being right out of the press and into the bottle.

They do ask a quick Tool question, with a not unexpected response:

So, last question… what’s up with the new Tool record?
I write lyrics and melodies to music. If I don’t have music, I can’t.

Listen to Puscifer’s Money Shot

Maynard looking dandy

Money Shot samples on Amazon

Aenimal from the Fourtheye forum posted this afternoon to let me know that Amazon now has 30 second samples for each of the tracks from Puscifer’s upcoming album Money Shot. In case you’re forgotten, the latest album from Puscifer comes out on October 30, just in time for their tour.

I won’t get a chance to listen to the samples for a little while, but I’d love to hear what you guys think. Good, bad, average, awe inspiring? I wasn’t blown away by Grand Canyon, but am still keen to see how the album pans out, and also to see what they have in store for their tour later this year.

You can pre-order Money Shot from Amazon using the widget below:

Money Shot track list:

1. Galileo
2. Agostina
3. Grand Canyon
4. Simultaneous
5. Money Shot
6. The Arsonist
7. The Remedy
8. Smoke and Mirrors
9. Life of Brian (Apparently You Haven’t Seen)
10. Autumn

Puscifer Money Shot album cover

New Puscifer date in Prescott, Arizona

Regular Puscifer reportee fortysixand2 tells me that there’s a new Puscifer date added to the tour, this time on the 14th of December at the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center in Prescott, Arizona:

Puscifer, who recently announced their new album, Money Shot, and the release of the “Grand Canyon” video will be returning to the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center in Prescott on Monday, December 14 at 7:30 p.m. Pre-sale tickets become available on Wednesday, August 26 at 10 a.m. and general on-sale is Friday, August 28 at 10 a.m. The evening’s opening act is Luchafer.

Details on the show, as well as links to ticket information can be found on the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center website.

Still no word on any further Tool shows by the way! I think it’s starting to look unlikely at this stage. We’ll see!

Puscifer rockin' on the back porch

Puscifer Money Shot Tour and Release Announcement

Puscifer have today released further info on their coming tour supporting the release of new album Money Shot. In a lengthy press release below, Maynard reveals the bands plan to tour with a range of shows in November and December following the Monster Mash Festival.

Jerome, Ariz., Aug. 17, 2015 – Puscifer, who recently announced a new album, Money Shot, and the release of the “Grand Canyon” video will be returning to the road, kicking off a six-week outing on Nov. 1 at the Monster Mash Festival in Phoenix.
“As is the Modus Operandi of Puscifer, there will be a whole new show to accompany the Money Shot release. We’ve been leaving a few clues here and there as to what it may entail,” said Keenan. “As usual, we prefer to Show rather than Tell. Odds are if you’ve been a fan of the diverse nature of our performances in the past, you’ll want to go ahead and place those bets.”
It’s no surprise that Maynard James Keenan choose to debut the electro rock band-meets-comedy troupe on a Las Vegas stage (Puscifer’s first shows were at The Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort). In the intervening years, we’ve met a cadre of characters including Billy D and Hildy Berger, Major Douche, Peter Merkin and spent time around a campfire, with an Airstream in the background, as audiences enjoyed a Sonoran sunset. Puscifer, who thrive on the element of surprise, have revamped their stage show, with no spoilers to share, we can only say it exceeds the production seen in recent outings.
The live line-up for the Money Shot tour includes Keenan, Mat Mitchell, Carina Round, Jeff Friedl, Mahsa Zargaran and the newest addition, Paul Barker (Ministry, Lead Into Gold).
Money Shot physical pre-order packages are available now via The various offerings include both signed and unsigned copies of the new album as well as an instant download of “Grand Canyon.”

Money Shot track list:
1. Galileo
2. Agostina
3. Grand Canyon
4. Simultaneous
5. Money Shot
6. The Arsonist
7. The Remedy
8. Smoke and Mirrors
9. Life of Brian (Apparently You Haven’t Seen)
10. Autumn

Tour dates:
November 1 Phoenix, AZ Monster Mash Festival
November 3 Dallas, TX Majestic Theatre
November 4 Austin, TX Bass Concert Hall
November 5 San Antonio, TX Tobin Center
November 7 New Orleans, LA Saenger Theatre
November 8 Atlanta, GA Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center
November 10 Charlotte, NC Ovens Auditorium
November 11 Bethesda, MD Strathmore Theatre
November 12 Boston, MA The Orpheum Theatre
November 14 New Haven, CT Shubert Theatre
November 15 Philadelphia, PA The Fillmore
November 17 New York, NY Terminal 5
November 18 Albany, NY Palace Theatre
November 20 Cincinnati, OH Taft Theatre
November 21 Chicago, IL Riviera Theatre
November 22 Kansas City, MO Arvest Bank Theatre
November 24 Denver, CO Bellco Theatre
November 25 Salt Lake City, UT Kingsbury Hall
November 28 Portland, OR Keller Auditorium
November 29 Spokane, WA INB Performing Arts Center
November 30 Calgary, AB Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
December 2 Vancouver, BC Queen Elizabeth Theatre
December 3 Seattle, WA Paramount Theatre
December 6 Fresno, CA Warnors Theatre
December 8 Oakland, CA Fox Theater
December 10 Los Angeles, CA Ace Theatre
December 11 Los Angeles, CA Ace Theatre
December 12 Las Vegas, NV The Pearl Concert Theater

Tickets will be on-sale on Friday, Aug. 21 with VIP packages available simultaneously via

Shows have already started appearing on Ticketmaster and will go one sale over the next few days.

Puscifer Money Shot album cover

Puscifer tour announcement on Monday?

Maynard has teased a Puscifer tour announcement coming this Monday (AZ time) via Instagram and Facebook, which I would conclude based on previous non-announcements is a list of tour dates:

For those not paying attention, Ticketmaster posted, and then removed a Puscifer date in Cincinatti, Ohio last week. It seems almost certain that we’ll see a list of other tour dates announced. How long the tour will be, and whhat cities it will visit is anyone’s guess. I don’t reckon the tour will be exhaustive, but expect the larger towns across North America to get a show.

Puscifer Tour 2015 dates on the way

Update 14-Aug-2015: The date has been removed from Ticketmaster. I’d say the show is still likely to happen, but I wouldn’t go booking flights or anything just yet. I suspect we’ll get an announcement of the full tour next week if the reported on-sale date is anything to go by.

The first date of the Puscifer Tour 2015 (aside from the Monster Mash Fest show) has been announced, and it’s at the Taft Theatre in Cincinnati, OH on November 20. Tickets go on sale on the 20th of August via Ticketbastard.

Since we’re expecting the new Puscifer album Money Shot to be released on October 30, we should also expect that there will be some new songs played in this tour, including the new track Grand Canyon.

Thanks to fortysixand2 for the tip!

Puscifer Tour 2015

Puscifer Officially Added to Monster Mash

As expected, Puscifer have officially been added to the Monster Mash lineup on November 1st with Linkin Park, Rob Zombie and Deftones. No word on if Drown By Mom will also be playing. Get tickets here!

Puscifer added to Monter Mash

Puscifer Grand Canyon and Money Shot

As promised, today sees the release of the new track from Puscifer – Grand Canyon. The track itself doesn’t stray far from what you’d expect from Puscifer, and it has a cool video to accompany it.

Also revealed is the title of the new Puscifer album, Money Shot. According to Rolling Stone we can expect to see it released on October 30, 2015.

While Tool continue to drag out the suspense surrounding the long-overdue follow-up to 2006’s 10,000 Days – and to prank the exasperated fans awaiting it – the band’s ever-prolific singer Maynard James Keenan has another record in the pipeline from his electro-rock project Puscifer. The group will release its third album, Money Shot, on October 30th, and has offered the first sights and sounds from the new LP with the video for “Grand Canyon,” which can be viewed above.

The video for Puscifer Grand Canyon is directed by Maynard James Keenan, Puscifer and Ghost Atomic. It’s shot by Gavin Fisher and Odin Wadleigh and edited by Odin Wadleigh and Michael Marlett.

Puscifer Signed Tour Posters on Ebay

Milla emailed me today to tell me that three of the signed tour posters are up on Ebay, each starting at $100.  According to the item notes:

There were 3 Puscifer shows this weekend, (Friday the 13th, Saturday the 14th, and today (Sunday the 15th). There were UNIQUE posters for each show that are ONLY BEING SOLD ON THEIR RESPECTIVE NIGHTS. (meaning that if you went on Friday the 13th, you could only get the Friday the 13th poster … you could NOT get the Saturday or Sunday poster unless you went back to the concert on those nights as well).

Regular Posters were $25.00 (unsigned), and there was a LIMITED number of AUTOGRAPHED SETS for $300.00 which included ALL 3 POSTERS, each signed by Maynard !!!!!!! The Merch booth told me that there were ONLY 20 OF THESE SETS AVALIABLE !!!!

Links are worth checking if only to see what they look like.

Puscifer Review + Pictures has posted a review of last nights Puscifer show, as well as posting several good pictures:

I went to the Puscifer concert tonight with mixed and somewhat low expectations. I have been a fan of Maynard James Keenan’s work in both of his bands: TOOL and A Perfect Circle. I’m also an avid wine fan and think Maynard hit the ball out of the park with his own Merkin Vineyards Cauduceus wine series. I figured he had to fall at some point and disappoint me eventually, and with all the odd rumors surrounding Puscifer I was expecting to be less than impressed. It sounded so over the top that I just figured for a train wreck. I was very wrong.  In fact, I was quite blown away by the end of the night.

A good review and definitely worth a read.  Thanks to moneyisevil from Toolarmy for the tip.

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/
Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/

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