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Maynard James Keenan

  • Calendar

    April 18, 2013
  • Blogs

    February 20, 2013

    Puscifer Gets Freaky With "Bohemian Rhapsody" Video

    The times I've chatted with Maynard James Keenan, he's always seemed calm, collected, and to-the-point. He's a businessman, a vitner, and he's real busy. Then, just when I've imagined him as a normal dude (a fan of Justified, The Walking Dead, and Fringe, by the way) he reminds me that he built his ... More >>

  • Music

    January 24, 2013
  • Blogs

    January 24, 2013

    Maynard James Keenan Discusses Donkey Punch the Night

    Right now, there's a Tool fan angrily venting about the lack of a new Tool album in some dark corner of the Internet. Right now, Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan is most likely working on something other than a new Tool album. As detailed in this week's Phoenix New Times cover story, Keenan is a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2013

    Maynard James Keenan: Being Wrong Sucks

    Editor's Note: With a tip of the cap to the man, we bid Maynard James Keenan adieu. This is MJK's final column for Up on the Sun, as he's devoting 2013 to more music and more wine. You won't have to wait too long to hear some of the fruits of his labor: On Tuesday, February 19, Puscifer will release ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2012

    Up On The Sun's 12 Most Popular Phoenix Music Stories of 2012

    Is this year over yet? Well, close enough. So in honor of 2012 we've dug through the past 12 months of stories looking for the greatest hits. Below you'll find the stories (minus most of the newsy stuff) that people clicked on each month. And if thousands of other people clicked on these stories, yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2012

    Maynard James Keenan: Biodynamics For Dummies

    With few exceptions, knowing is better than not knowing. As they say, "Knowledge is power." If you believe this as much as I do, then you can understand why some of our historic monsters went to such great lengths to eliminate knowledge and why forward thinkers and the socially conscious would die ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2012

    Intended Zing: Maynard James Keenan Would Like You To Stop Effin' Around

    I base my life and my movements throughout it on quite a few assumptions. These may or may not be accurate, factual, or even realistic. And until they actually prove themselves to be inaccurate, I follow them without question. (Insert silly comment about assuming here.) Today's rant is centered on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2012

    Top Five Phoenix Music Stories of the Week

    The news waits for no one -- at least that's what we read somewhere -- so it's perfectly understandable that you, the reader, might have missed out on a musical tidbit, breaking news about your favorite venue, or one of our rants. So enjoy this digest-style sampling of some of our biggest stories f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2012

    Maynard James Keenan: Events and Rituals

    The journey known as "Vintage 2012" is almost complete. Not finished, but it's most certainly arriving at a fairly calm station. No more 2 a.m. panic-related insomnia attacks, where I stare at the ceiling going over and over the logistics of a tiny workspace. I'm not about to kid myself; there's sti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2012

    Why Arizona?

    Since the New Times is moving this column to coincide with the print edition, I thought I'd take a moment to re-introduce myself and give you a peek into why I've resided in Arizona for the past 17 years. It has a little to do with the glowing gray area between synchronicity and fate. By this I mean ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2012

    Top Five Phoenix Music Stories of the Week

    The news waits for no one -- at least that's what we read somewhere -- so it's perfectly understandable that you, the reader, might have missed out on a musical tidbit, breaking news about your favorite venue, or one of our rants. So enjoy this digest-style sampling of some of our biggest stories f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2012

    Maynard is Moving to Wednesday

    By now you've probably grown accustomed to starting every other week with a dispatch from "Chicken Little" himself, Maynard James Keenan. Up on the Sun is proud to feature Kennan's column twice a month, and you folks have responded in a big way to the the winemaker/multimedia artist/musician/actor's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2012

    What is Puscifer?

    What is Puscifer? (Besides being the International Multi-Media Project I've been developing since 1995?) Good question. We usually respond with the very dismissive and obviously evasive answer: "What is Puscifer is what Puscifer is." A less evasive version of the answer is that it is an "uncertain c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2012

    Top Five Phoenix Music Stories of the Week

    The news waits for no one -- at least that's what we read somewhere -- so it's perfectly understandable that you, the reader, might have missed out on a musical tidbit, breaking news about your favorite venue, or one of our rants. So enjoy this digest-style sampling of some of our biggest stories f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2012

    Maynard James Keenan: Rochambeau Myself

    I love a good comedy. Browsing through mental notes of quotable material, apropos for tedious moments brought on by the petty, the narrow minded, and the desperate, keeps me questionably sane. See also: Maynard James Keenan: These Are The "End of Days" See also: Maynard James Keenan: Up on the Sun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2012

    Maynard James Keenan: These Are The "End of Days"

    See also: Maynard James Keenan: Up on the Sun's New Columnist See also: Maynard James Keenan (Puscifer, Tool, A Perfect Circle) on The Importance of Keeping It Local See also: Can Maynard James Keenan Put Arizona Wine on the Map? See also: New Film Queens of Country Has a Bizarre Vibe That Is Distin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2012

    Top Five Phoenix Music Stories of the Week

    The news waits for no one -- at least that's what we read somewhere -- so it's perfectly understandable that you, the reader, might have missed out on a musical tidbit, breaking news about your favorite venue, or one of our rants. So enjoy this digest-style sampling of some of our biggest stories f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2012

    Maynard James Keenan: Up on the Sun's New Columnist

    Maynard James Keenan has a lot on his resume. He's a musician, known for leading Puscifer, Tool, and A Perfect Circle, an actor, record producer, comedian, multimedia artist, and winemaker in Northern Arizona, where he co-owns Arizona Stronghold Vineyards, and oversees Caduceus Cellars and Merkin Vi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2012

    Puscifer's Matt McJunkin Says The Band is Working on a New Project (Plus, He's Working with Katy Perry)

    It's hard to keep up with Maynard James Keenan's Puscifer, let alone predict where he's taking the project next. The music melds the masculinity of industrial, comedic and experimental rock with the feminine side of ambient, trippy instrumentals. After all, Keenan, the only permanent member of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2011

    Puscifer at Ikeda Theater at Mesa Arts Center, 12/9/11

    G. Luke Holwerda ​Puscifer Ikeda Theater at Mesa Arts Center Friday, December 9, 2011 For more photos, click here. "I've read through that handbook for the recently deceased. It says: 'Live people ignore the strange and unusual. I, myself, am strange and unusual." -Lydia Deetz So, Maynar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2011

    Maynard James Keenan (Puscifer, Tool, A Perfect Circle) on The Importance of Keeping It Local

    ​Maynard James Keenan is a successful guy: he's fronts two massive rock bands, Tool and A Perfect Circle, owns Merkin Vineyards and Caduceus Cellars in Jerome, Arizona, where he lives. Though ostensibly a "side-project," Keenan's band Puscifer seems to be increasingly be where Keenan's hear lies. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2011

    Puscifer to Bring Conditions of My Parole Tour to Phoenix

    ​Maynard James Keenan doesn't seem to like down time. When not working with prog rock giants Tool, he performs in the arty A Perfect Circle, and when not keeping busy with either of those bands, he makes wine here in Arizona, and has a major role in the upcoming existentialist country comedy, Quee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2011

    A Perfect Circle at Comerica Theatre, 7-25-11

    Maria Vassett​A Perfect Circle Comerica Theatre July 25, 2011 It was just this past November that the members of A Perfect Circle ended their six-year hiatus by performing a trio of shows at Tempe's Marquee Theatre. Each of the three shows had the group focusing on one of their three albums ... More >>

  • Music

    July 21, 2011
  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    Phoenix Filmmakers' Movie The Heart Is A Drum Machine Gets Soundtrack from Flaming Lip

    ​Stephen Drozd of The Flaming Lips is releasing a soundtrack to the documentary The Heart Is a Drum Machine which was produced by local filmmakers Ryan Page and Chris Pomerenke.The film, a documentary which explores why people feel such a connection to music and features cameos by George Clinton, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2010

    A Perfect Circle at Marquee Theatre Last Night

    Maria Vassett​A Perfect Circle Marquee Theatre November 4, 2010 There was a palpable sense of excitement in the air before A Perfect Circle took the stage at a sold-out Marquee Theatre last night. It's not often you go to a concert and feel like you're part of a rare and significant happening -- ... More >>

  • Music

    November 4, 2010
  • Blogs

    September 14, 2010

    A Perfect Circle's Hiatus Over: Marquee Theatre Shows Scheduled

    ​Arizona winemaker/Tool singer Maynard James Keenan is getting his band A Perfect Circle back together.The group, which also includes Billy Howerdel of Ashes Divide, will embark on a five-city tour this fall including a three-night stop at Tempe's Marquee Theatre.

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2010

    Puscifer Does Remix-Heavy Soundtrack to Maynard James Keenan's Wine Movie

    ​Tool singer Maynard James Keenan's side project Puscifer has released a soundtrack to the documentary about his winery. Sound Into Blood Into Wine is twelve tracks which accompany Blood Into Wine, and will be available September 7, the same day the film comes out on DVD.Most of the tracks are act ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2010

    Make Your Own Wine, Quick & Easy!

    ​ ​Famed director Francis Ford Coppola did it. So did Sam Neill and Olivia Newton-John and Tool's Maynard James Keenan. If they can get into the wine business, so can you! All you need is a large grape arbor, some vats, processing equipment, oak barrels, bottles, massive amounts of tim ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2010

    Maynard's Own: Tasty Locally-made Wine You Can Afford

    arizonastrongholdvineyards.comThe Arizona Stronghold collection.​If you pay even the slightest attention to local booze news, you probably know by now that Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan has taken up winemaking right here in AZ (check out Michele Laudig's 2008 feature story if you're out o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2009

    Concert Review: Puscifer at The Orpheum

    Even if you're not a fan of Maynard James Keenan's two main projects, Tool and A Perfect Circle, -- and I generally am not -- you've gotta admit the guy has good taste in comedy. He helped popularize Bill Hicks by bringing the late comic along on Lollapalooza, he's done some work with Mr. Show and h ... More >>

  • Music

    December 3, 2009
  • Blogs

    December 2, 2009

    Puscifer Plays The Orpheum Thursday and Friday

    I'm definitely on the record with my thoughts about Tool's lame-ass stage "show" but honestly I'm pretty excited to see Maynard James Keenan's new side project Puscifer at The Orpheum Thursday. Why? Well, this video should help explain, as should the article we ran in this week's paper, which expl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2009

    Puscifer Tix On Sale Friday

    ​Tool frontman and vino aficionado Maynard James Keenan's on-the-sly musical endeavor, Puscifer, is set to headline two nights at downtown Phoenix's Orpheum Theatre this December. Lucky for you, tickets are available this Friday, October 9, at 10 a.m. via Live Nation.Apparently, Keenan leaves behi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2009

    Tonight: Tool at U.S. Airways

    Tonight is a home-coming show of sorts for Tool, whose frontman Maynard James Keenan graced our cover a few months back because of his ambitious wine-making operation near Sedona. We'll have a review for you tomorrow morning.Some other things to read before the show:Our somewhat controversial advanc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2009

    Maynard James Keenan Opens Wine Tasting Room in Jerome

    It's 110 degrees here today. It's 83 up in Jerome. Sounds like a good time for a road trip, no? Oh, if only there weren't that four-letter word called WORK to deal with. Well, if you can play hooky -- or hold out 'til the weekend -- I already have something to add to your itinerary. It's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2009

    'The Heart is a Drum Machine' Draws Big, Loud Crowd For Premiere

    The Voyager Golden Record, sent in to deep space with a selection of Earth's music, is an important part of the film.It's not often a movie with Elijah Wood, Juliette Lewis, George Clinton, Wayne Coyne and a host of other big names premieres in Phoenix, so it probably wasn't surprising that The Hear ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 5, 2009

    Behind the Music

    Valley vet world-premières new film at PAM

  • Music

    January 29, 2009
  • Blogs

    December 8, 2008

    Maynard James Keenan's New Band, Puscifer, Finally Schedules a Show

    Arizona's own Maynard James Keenan, best known as the front man of Tool and A Perfect Circle, has scheduled a show with his new band, Puscifer and it's nothing like what you'd expect from the enigmatic singer who was the subject of a New Times' cover story last month. On Valentine's Day weekend Kee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2008

    Dec. 8 In Blogs: Fate, Napolitano, Phooson and the Largest Uterus Ever Removed

    We understand that in the 24-hour news cycle it can be difficult to keep up. Worry not! We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries: Valley Fever: Local Docs Enter Record Books With Largest Uterus Ever Removed Light-R ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 20, 2008
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    August 24, 2008
  • Music

    November 8, 2007

    Puscifer

    "V" Is for Vagina
    (Puscifer Entertainment)

  • Music

    September 7, 2006

    Sharp Tool

    Maynard James Keenan may not be such a mystery

  • Music

    November 11, 2004

    A Perfect Circle

    eMOTIVe
    (Virgin)

  • Music

    June 1, 2000

    Tool of the Trade

    A Perfect Circle tries to prove that its popularity is because of much more than just Maynard Keenan's pretty face

  • Music

    July 15, 1992
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