Skip to content

The Heart Is A Drum Machine

Maynard will be appearing in the upcoming music documentary “The Heart Is A Drum Machine” which will start screening (presumably in very limited cinemas) in 2009.  It also looks like Maynard has a part to play in the soundtrack too:

“The Heart is a Drum Machine,” the eagerly awaited documentary that explores the complex and critical relationship between humanity and music, will premiere at Phoenix Art Museum as part of their ongoing No Festival Required series on February 6 at 8 pm followed by a cocktail party. Tickets go on sale this Friday, December 12 and can be purchased online at or at the Museum’s Visitors Desk.

The film, directed by Christopher Pomerenke and produced by Ryan Page, Joe Mundo and Hans Fjellestad of ZU33 Pictures and responsible for 2006’s “Moog” documentary, explores music’s role in shaping human history, the profound connection people have had to music throughout human history, how it has shaped our experiences and its involvement in our daily lives. Tackling the topic is a who’s who of musicians including George Clinton, Tool’s Maynard James Keenan, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ John Frusciante and Phoenix native Jim Adkins (Jimmy Eat World), music historians and writers such as MTV’s Kurt Loder and KCRW’s Nic Harcourt as well as scientists including Carl Sagan’s widow Ann Druyan (discussing the “Golden Record”).

The Flaming Lips’ Steven Drozd created an original score for the film as well as covering Elton John’s “Rocket Man” with vocals from the aforementioned Keenan.

More screenings for 2009 will be announced shortly.

That’s probably my favorite Elton John song so should be interesting…

0 0 votes
Article Rating
Notify of
1 Comment
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
15 years ago

I dont know about you but I cant wait to hear what Kurt Loder has to say about things. He really is more knowlegable on the matter than actual musicaians!

Please leave your insufferable comments belowx