Thrash Metal Legend Sean Killian of Vio-lence Diagnosed With Stage 4 Liver Disease

Sean Killian who as the vocalist and frontman for seminal second wave of American thrash metal band Vio-Lence has revealed that he is suffering from end stage liver disease (cirrhosis of the liver) and is on the list for a partial liver transplant to save his life. Continue reading

Maynard James Keenan Undergoes Hip Replacement

Photo by Maynard James Keenan

Photo by Maynard James Keenan

Enigmatic Tool , Puscifer, and A Perfect Circle front man Maynard James Keenan posted to the Puscifer Facebook today that he had undergone a complete right hip replacement, and it was a success.

Keenan in his post:

Didn’t want to freak anyone out, wanted to wait until out of the woods. Years of foot stomping left me with no cushion in my right hip. Full replacement yesterday. Walking today. 12 weeks, back on the mat to work towards that Brown Belt. OSS. #‎weshallovercome‬ #‎bjjforlife @teamvaghi @henrydynamixmma @chieflimao @carinaround

He offered no update on if his surgery will slow the work on the long-awaited new Tool album or the ongoing work on a new Puscifer album, begun earlier this year. Keenan, who holds the rank of purple belt in Brazillian Jujitsu, has been famously stealth-like about his personal life throughout his career. He has however, been a heavy user of social media since forming Puscifer, posting often on Twitter and Instagram from his Puscifer accounts.