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Tool (Band)

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    May 30, 2013
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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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    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 >>

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    December 20, 2012
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    December 3, 2012

    Your Holiday Heavy Metal Gift Guide

    What's the most metal gift you've ever received? I can think of several that stick out: Led Zeppelin vinyl, a miniature model of Dimebag Darrell's Razorback lightning bolt guitar, spike-bedecked high heels that would make a dominatrix envious, a stripper pole paired with a handle of whiskey. But I ... More >>

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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 >>

  • 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 >>

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    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 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 11, 2012

    Five Must-See Shows This Weekend

    Curious what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions as to how to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun? Don't fret: These are our Five Shows to See This Weekend. Saturday, May 12: Right to Marry to Stage Benefit Show @ Trunk Space It's been a big week for the cause of ... More >>

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    May 10, 2012
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    April 26, 2012
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    January 26, 2012
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    November 11, 2011

    Dayvid LeMmon, What Are You Listening To?

    Jesse RieserDayvid LeMmon​Dayvid LeMmonThe photographer, who also shoots photos for our sister blog, Chow Bella, is the recipient of the Arizona Commission on the Arts' 2010 Artist Project Grant, is currently one of the City of Phoenix's selection for this year's ongoing 7th Avenue Streetscape pub ... More >>

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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 21, 2011

    A Perfect Circle To Play Comerica Theatre in July

    Tim Cadiente​ Looks like last fall's string of tour dates (including two nights at Marquee Theatre, which our own Mike Meyer covered) has invigorated the long-inactive A Perfect Circle, as the band has dropped news of a North American tour set for this summer, including a stop at Comerica Theatre ... More >>

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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:

  • Music

    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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    March 10, 2010

    This Weekend: Devoured Phoenix Culinary Classic

    Jason Silva A year ago, I sipped some wine at West of Western culinary festival with entrepreneur and small business advocate Kimber Lanning of Local First Arizona, chatting about boosting the profile of local restaurants. If only I'd brought a crystal ball with me. ... More >>

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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 >>

  • 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 >>

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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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    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 >>

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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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2009

    Radiohead Taking A Break, British Rapper Threatens Prince, New Chromeo Mp3

    Electric Mustache: mp3: Chromeo "I Can't Tell You Why" (Eagle Cover) Idolator: ProTools: Proving What Anyone With Ears In 1989 Already Knew NME: Dizzee Rascal: 'I threatened to punch Prince Harry' NME: The Shins working with Danger Mouse on new album Pitchfork: No Age's Randy Randall Dislocates Shou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 5, 2009

    Behind the Music

    Valley vet world-premières new film at PAM

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    December 4, 2008
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    July 17, 2008

    Fracture Point

    Inherit the Downfall
    (self-released)

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