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Tool (Band)

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    September 18, 2014

    In Defense of Tribute Bands

    
 They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but in the world of music no one appreciates a copycat, especially those working for months and years to bring something new and original into the world. Tribute bands -- that is, bands whose sole purpose is to cover the songs of one pa ... More >>

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    June 11, 2014

    Why Fatherhood Is Responsible for Failure's Reunion

    Father's Day is just around the corner (June 15 for you slackers), and whether you've had the pleasure of yielding your own spawn or owe it to your old man for teaching you life hacks, there's a new reason to love fatherhood -- it revived Failure.

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    June 4, 2014

    The Mason Jar Building is For Sale

    Got more than half million in the bank and a burning desire to resurrect a piece of local rock history from the dead? If so, then give Franco Gagliano a ring ASAP, since the building he owns that once housed famed Phoenix rock joint The Mason Jar is up for sale. And the asking price is only a mere ... More >>

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    May 7, 2014

    6 Nu-Metal Bands You Shouldn't Be Ashamed of Liking

    There's a lot of bad music out there. There are always people debating genres like contemporary country & Western and top 40 music, but at the end of the day, the most reviled and defenseless genre of all is nu-metal. Too whiny to be intimidating and too dumb to be complimented on its wimpiness, nu- ... More >>

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    May 6, 2014

    Jesse Clegg Tours a Frat Party and Wonders When Americans Study

    Johannesburg, South Africa, is not immediately associated with rock music, at least in the United States. However, there is a 25-year-old rocker, born and raised in the African music scene, looking to change the way we view music in the African culture. Jesse Clegg is currently on his first North A ... More >>

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    April 22, 2013

    Q&A: Vincent Castiglia Paints Exclusively in His Own Blood (but Tried Semen Once)

    Lots of artists stand out for designing some kick-ass metal covers -- like the recently deceased Storm Thorgerson, for example, who lent his art to everyone from Led Zeppelin to Black Sabbath over the course of 30 years. But when it comes to weaving together the heavy metal standard of horror, the d ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    January 24, 2013
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    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 >>

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    January 7, 2013

    The 17 Most Anticipated Metal Albums of 2013

    I'm almost a little bummed that the world didn't end on December 21. No War of the Worlds or 2012 scenes became a reality, although I was so sure that the only reason gas prices were down was because all the rich people were holed up in their submarines, burrowed into the Alps like a goddamn modern- ... More >>

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    December 20, 2012
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    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 >>

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    September 17, 2012

    8 Kids More Metal Than You

    See also: The Most Anticipated Heavy Metal Releases of the Fall See also: The 10 Hottest Chicks in Metal See also: Six Desert Metal Bands You Need to Hear See also: A Closer Look at KUPD's MILF Contest 2012There are few things in this world that have the ability to coax an "Awwwww...that is so damn ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    June 4, 2012

    Metal Mondays: Metal's First Music Videos Ooze Green Jellÿ

    There's never been a huge a market for heavy metal music videos. Praise is far and few between, and they don't garner awards like pop music videos, clips like Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance," which won seven MTV Video Music Awards in 2010, and even grabbed a Grammy for Best Short Form Music Video. But t ... More >>

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    May 24, 2012
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    May 10, 2012
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    April 26, 2012
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    July 28, 2011
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    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 >>

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    July 21, 2011
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    May 5, 2011
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    March 8, 2011

    March 8 In Blogs: Paddle Boarding, Lady Gaga, Caramelpalooza, and Scott Bundgaard

    ​​​In the 24-hour news cycle, it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries:

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    February 17, 2011

    Feb. 17 In Blogs: The Oatmeal, J.D. Stooks, Raspados, and Jeff Flake

    ​​​In the 24-hour news cycle, it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries:

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    November 4, 2010
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    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.

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    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 >>

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    May 27, 2010
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    May 27, 2010
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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    November 24, 2009

    You Asked For It: American Gods

    ​Band: American Gods, a Phoenix hard rock/metal/industrial twosome with a sense of humor. Record: EC-10, which is either a very long 8-song EP or a very short 8 song LP. Basics: The band claims Fear Factory, Nine Inch Nails, White Zombie, and KMFDM as influences and you'll hear plenty of that here ... More >>

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    September 1, 2009

    Puscifer Sets Tour Dates, Plays Phoenix December 3 and 4

    ​Arizona-dwelling Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan's side project, Puscifier, has announced fall tour dates, including two shows at Phoenix's stunning Orpheum Theatre. The show, which actually allows you to see Maynard, unlike Tool's concerts, where he stands on the back of the stage, has been e ... More >>

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    July 22, 2009

    Tool in 140 Characters or Less

    Most Tool fans at U.S. Airways Center last night were more focused on the stage than their phones, trying their best to take in the laser show -- or get a glimpse of enigmatic frontman Maynard James Keenan as he lurked in the shadows -- instead of texting their friends. There were some Twitterers at ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    July 16, 2009
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    July 16, 2009
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    May 28, 2009
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    May 22, 2009

    Just Announced: Tool, Blink 182, Tori Amos

    It always catches us off gaurd, but Arizona-based winemaker and film producer Maynard James Keen occasionally still dabbles in his side project, making spooky prog metal with his band Tool. The band's show at U.S. Airways is this week's biggest show announcement, headlining a list of thin summer of ... More >>

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    March 26, 2009
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    February 24, 2009

    You Asked For It: Iwatchedherdie.

    Rarely does a death metal act succeed in spooking a seasoned critic like me, but I have to say there was truly something unsettling about Iwatchedherdie.'s The Ill Effects of Hope. Midway through the seven-song disc I just felt vaguely disturbed by the imagery, the haunting keyboards, the crushing g ... More >>

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    February 7, 2009

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

    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 Heart is a Drum Machine's opening at Phoenix Art Museum drew a huge crowd last night. Free wine from the Arizona winery o ... More >>

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    February 5, 2009

    Behind the Music

    Valley vet world-premières new film at PAM

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    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 >>

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    December 4, 2008
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    November 17, 2008

    Tomorrow: Arizona Stronghold and Page Springs Cellars Wines at Quiessence

    By Michele Laudig Dear Chow Bella readers, I hope you check out this week's cover story (written by yours truly), where you'll get to read all about the great wines that Eric Glomski and Maynard James Keenan (yes, the singer from Tool) are making up in Jerome and Cornville with Arizona Stronghold, ... More >>

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    August 24, 2008

    Tool Juice: A novice wine drinker tries the wines of novice wine maker Maynard James Keenan

    On a recent, rainy weekend trip through northern Arizona, I cooled my heels in the tasting room at Page Springs Cellars, where new releases from Maynard James Keenan’s Caduceus Cellars are available for tastings and purchase.

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    July 17, 2008

    Fracture Point

    Inherit the Downfall
    (self-released)

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    June 30, 2008

    You Asked for It: Fracture Point

    For the past six weeks, I’ve been asking local bands to send their CDs to me for review in this weekly “You Asked for It” blog. The original idea was that bands who complained about not getting coverage from u ... More >>

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    December 5, 2006

    And It Begins...

    Hella props to Lawrence for fashioning the Pandemic logo, which is making its debut in this post. If you didn't hear already, I've asked a plethora of local artists, promoters, and playaz to submit their various Top 5 lists. This is the debut of the returns. If you think you oughtta be included, e-m ... More >>

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