Maynard James Keenan

New Tool album now scheduled for May-July

Maynard has this morning posted a more detailed update for us in Twitter, outlining some of the reasons why, and a ballpark release window for the new Tool album launch: The most interesting point this raises for me is that what will happen on the coming US and European shows? Will we see new material? Will they just be greatest hits shows in the same mold as the last few… Read More »New Tool album now scheduled for May-July
Maynard Release Date “Hints” on Twitter

Maynard Release Date “Hints” on Twitter

Maynard said a few things on Twitter these last couple of days, that suggest the new Tool album won’t be released in April. Given that Tool drummer Danny Careymentioned at a Baked Potato show recently they were aimed for a release in April or May, this doesn’t really change much in my opinion. My thoughts regarding an April release date was that it was never going to be mid-April, and… Read More »Maynard Release Date “Hints” on Twitter

Studio updates and Maynard’s Metal Icon Award

Tool seem to be back working hard in the studio, with an update from Justin showing up his rig in the studio, as well as a quick Instagram post from Adam: Justin sent me this photo with a caption: “Bass… How low can you go?”  In speaking with him, he told me that he was making great progress in “a great studio.”  He also told me how much fun he had… Read More »Studio updates and Maynard’s Metal Icon Award

Weekly Update 14-May-2018

Another quick weekly update for the Fourtheye faithful!  If you’re one of those lucky enough to go to a Tool show/clinic in the next week and want to avoid spoilers, you should stop reading! In this weeks edition: Billy & Maynard Wig shopping Setlists and Q&A from Tool Music Clinics New music- Wrong, Skinless, Rivers of Nihil, Sleep Billy & Maynard Wig shopping Maynard James Keenan and Billy Howerdel from… Read More »Weekly Update 14-May-2018

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

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

Adam posts on Tool’s first day in the studio

Looks like Tool have hit the studio, with Adam sharing a post via Instagram.  Interesting to note that Billy Howerdel is in London doing A Perfect Circle media work at the moment, and Instagram suggests that Maynard is also in Europe. Adam suggested earlier that Maynard will join the for 3 weeks in March, I assume those three weeks will be towards the end of the month. ~ Day 1… Read More »Adam posts on Tool’s first day in the studio

Maynard confirms status of new Tool album

Maynard has given us a refreshing clear answer as to the status of the new Tool album on Twitter this morning, and while it sound like progress is positive, I think we can safely rule out a release in the near future, and probably not until next year: Started getting music files from the boys w the word FINAL in the title a few months ago after 11 years of… Read More »Maynard confirms status of new Tool album

Weekly Update 4-Oct-2017

Slightly late update this week, but I’ve been busy!  In this weeks edition: Justin the Goblin Master Maynard – The Work of Art Part 3 Albums of the Week: Chelsea Wolfe, Propagandhi, Dalek & Primus Justin the Goblin Master Justin Chancellor features on the new Primus album The Desaturating Seven as the Goblin Master, which I believe you can hear on the first track The Valley. Maynard – The Art… Read More »Weekly Update 4-Oct-2017