Interview

Salival.fr interview with Maynard James Keenan biographer Sarah Jensen

An interesting interview came across my desk this morning, refreshingly nothing to do with A Perfect Circle’s new album.  Christophe from Salival.fr recently interview A Perfect Union of Contrary Things author Sarah Jensen, and asked her a bunch of questions about the process used to write the bio. Here’s a sneak peek: What was your approach here? Maynard and I agreed early on that this wouldn’t be a typical rock-star… Read More »Salival.fr interview with Maynard James Keenan biographer Sarah Jensen

Billy speaks with Vice about Eat The Elephant

There have been plenty of interviews with both Billy Howerdel and Maynard James Keenan regarding the new A Perfect Circle record Eat The Elephant. The hype train is starting to wind down a bit now that we’re a few weeks post release, but there’s a new interview up in Vice’s Noisy website with Billy recently, and I think it’s one of the better ones to come out. Here’s a sample: How… Read More »Billy speaks with Vice about Eat The Elephant

Maynard chats with Lars and other Eat the Elephant related interviews

Plenty of Maynard James Keenan in the press at the moment, the most interesting of which are a chat with Lars Ulrich from Metallica, and a piece for The Australian. Firstly, Maynard speaks in a video interview with Lars Ulrich.  It’s a reasonable broad interview, touching on A Perfect Circle, as well as it’s relationship with the other bands in Maynard’s arsenal: Also out in the last week, Andrew McMillen… Read More »Maynard chats with Lars and other Eat the Elephant related interviews

Maynard speaks as Eat the Elephant publicity train ramps up

In case you’d forgotten, the new A Perfect Circle album Eat The Elephant comes on April 20, and as we’d expect both Billy and Maynard are featuring quite heavily in various forms of media at the moment as the promote it.  Two of the better articles I’ve come across recently are below. The first is an interview with Revolver magazine, in which Maynard speaks at length about the writing and… Read More »Maynard speaks as Eat the Elephant publicity train ramps up

Maynard talks Tool and other things with Joe Rogan

Maynard James Keenan spoke with Joe Rogan on his podcast this week, and covers a range of the usual topics you’d expect – wine making, fighting, discipline, the music industry, his love for cross-stitching and of course, Tool.  As with Maynard’s other chats with Rogan, it’s an interesting listen, and great to hear him speak in a more relaxed, between friends manner than the usual defensive style taken with clickbait… Read More »Maynard talks Tool and other things with Joe Rogan

Justin discusses the new album with Metal Sucks

Metal Sucks have today published a Podcast which contains a 10 minute interview with Justin Chancellor, where he talks about progress on the new Tool album, and their love of playing live.  While the interview is short on much concrete information, Justin does mention that he believes the new album is about 90% done.  He declined to give any indication of when it would be released though. It’s an insightful… Read More »Justin discusses the new album with Metal Sucks

Justin talks about San Bernadino show

Adam had his chance, now Justin Chancellor speaks OC Weekly about the San Bernadino Tool show coming up this weekend.  He opens up a bit about some of the other acts playing on the weekend including Primus: “My fourth gig I ever did with Tool was at the Oakland Coliseum. We supported Primus,” Chancellor said. “I was like 25 and it was all very overwhelming. To come full circle and… Read More »Justin talks about San Bernadino show

Adam Jones interview in upcoming issue of Kerrang

Reports from the Tool Army Members Facebook page suggest that Tool will be the focus of the next issue of Kerrang Magazine, and will feature Adam Jones on “that new album”.  Exactly what we’ll get remains to be seen (the title seems a bit click-baity), but I’d hesitate to suggest it’ll be anything more than “we’re still working diligently on it”…

Justin speak to Bass Player about the new Tool album

In what is one of the most revealing interviews in the last 10 years, Justin goes into a fair bit of depth into the progress and process behind the new Tool album.  Jon D’Auria from Bass Player speaks at length with Justin Chancellor on what is a insightful read. While he didn’t want to be drawn into speculation as to when the album will be ready (based in my interpretation… Read More »Justin speak to Bass Player about the new Tool album

Puscifer on The Onion?

I came across this interesting Instagram post today from Puscifer, which seems to suggest some kind of collaboration with The Onion: See you all tomorrow! @theonion #comedyfirstalways #thearsonist A video posted by Puscifer & Caduceus (@puscifer) on Oct 16, 2016 at 4:12pm PDT Perhaps we’re going to see Maynard and/or Puscifer on The Onion tomorrow? In other Maynard related news, there is a reasonably new interview with him on Aussie… Read More »Puscifer on The Onion?