Things are moving so slowly in Tool land at the moment, I’ve run out of material (and motivation) for regular posts. So while Tool are in stealth mode (likely for the rest of the year I expect) rather than bombarding you with with stuff that is only somewhat interesting, I’ll do a weekly update. This update will include Tool related stuff, relevant side projects, and even a few updates from… Read More »Weekly Update 11-Sept-2017
Maynard James Keenan
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
A Perfect Circle are doing another round of touring this fall with dates in October, November and December; kicking off with the previously mentioned Aftershock Festival. Tickets go on sale this Friday: October 21 Sacramento, CA Aftershock Festival October 23 Colorado Springs, CO Broadmoor World Arena October 25 Albuquerque, NM Tingley Coliseum October 26 El Paso, TX UTEP Don Haskins Center October 30 Knoxville, TN Thompson-Boling Arena November 1 Fairfax,… Read More »A Perfect Circle announce Fall tour
This morning A Perfect Circle have been announced as part of the lineup for the 2017 Aftershock festival in Sacramento, California. They will play on October 21st with acts such as Nine Inch Nails, Mastodon, Gojira and Code Orange. Not a bad lineup at all!
Heading over the NYC for the Tool show at the Governors Ball? Then perhaps you’re interested in attending a wine tasting run by the good people at Some Good Wine. Maynard will be there to tell some tales, and generally assist fueling your alcoholism. Tickets are limited to 20 per session, so it’s a pretty intimate setting! Details below: Event Information: What: Maynard James Keenan Wine Seminar & Tasting at… Read More »Wine tasting with Maynard in NYC
In some completely legit news, former Van Halen singer Sammy Hagar has joined Tool overnight: In an effort to nudge things forward in what seems to be an endless music writing process, Maynard James Keenan has enlisted the help of Sammy Hagar to temporarily replace him as the vocalist for the slow moving internationally recognized rock monster truck, Tool. “There seems to be this invisible speed limit we’ve been holding… Read More »Sammy Hagar joins Tool
A Perfect Circle have signed with record label BMG with Billy Howerdel telling us: We just signed a new record deal with BMG! Looking forward to sharing new music with you soon. New APC-2017! A few music sites around the place were pretty quick to jump on the idea that A Perfect Circle would have an album out in 2017. Maynard pretty quickly hosed down those suggestions with a typically… Read More »A Perfect Circle sign with BMG
Blair posted a small update on Toolband today, suggesting that Maynard is finally working on vocals for the next Tool album: In speaking with Danny last night, he told me that the band has temporarily MOVED some of their gear into a larger space (across town) where MAYNARD is working on VOCALS for some of the new Tool material. I’m sure that he has already been doing this to some… Read More »Maynard finally in Tool songwriting mode?
For the serious Caduceus wine drinkers Down Under, local supplier Sip Wines have announced they are bringing the Velvet Slipper Club to Australia! As you can imagine it’s not cheap but for someone who loves Maynard‘s wine it’s the only way to get a hold of some exclusive wines locally. There are two tiers, the Exclusive and General Admission level. Both get you 3 shipments of 3 bottles each year… Read More »Velvet Slipper Club coming to Australia!
Puscifer‘s latest Money $hot tour seemed to be getting great reviews on it’s various US and European legs, and Maynard James Keenan and co decided to share the love with Australian audiences with a tour taking in most capitals in Australia, as well as the MOFO Festival at Hobart’s MONA. I was lucky enough to get along to the show at Thebarton Theatre here in Adelaide, and can report I had… Read More »Review: Puscifer at Thebarton Theatre, January 23rd 2017