Maynard James Keenan’s “A Curmudgeon’s Guide To Divine Collisions And Pythagorean Oenology” Debuts On Nov.12 via Puscifer TV


 

As we previously reported, Puscifer is launching Puscifer TV on November 12th, an on-demand service for the bands video content past, [present, and future. Newly announced is the Maynard James Keenan’s (Tool, aperfectcircle) led “A Curmudgeon’s Guide To Divine Collisions And Pythagorean Oenology” special. It features a candid one-on-one conversation from 2016 “A Perfect Union Of Contrary Things” Book Tour.” The one-on-one conversation with Keenan finds the musician/vintner in New York City discussing the New York Times Best Seller, “A Perfect Union of Contrary Things.” Moderated by legendary radio producer Roxy Myzal, the hour-plus conversation covers all facets of Keenan’s life. The special also will see the debut of the never-before-seen video “Gallileo.” The additional title joins the previously announced Puscifer TV releases arriving on Nov. 12 (with pre-orders available now via Puscifer.com): “Existential Reckoning: Live at Arcosanti,” “Billy D and The Hall of Feathered Serpents Featuring Money $hot by Puscifer,” and “What Is… Puscifer.” An accompanying capsule collection featuring exclusive merch items is also available via the band’s website. Watch the trailer now

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Aftershock 2021 Announces Running Order and Onsite Experiences


Coming up next week in Sacramento, California, the sold-out Aftershock Festival has announced their full weekend performance times and running order, Onsite Experiences, and Food & Beverage Offerings for the four day long music fest. Metallica will headline two nights with The Original Misfits, Cypress Hill, Rancid, Social Distortion, The Offspring, Anthrax, Machine Gun Kelly, Rise Against, Volbeat, Testament, Gojira, Mastodon, Seether, Mudvayne, Dropkick Murphys, Pennywise, Mammoth WVH, and tons more bands. It takes place October 7-10 Festival at Discovery Park!

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Tool Releases New Merch Line For “10,000 Days” Anniversary


Tool marked the 15th anniversary of the release of their 10,000 Days (Volcano, Tool Dissectional) album on May 2nd, 2021 with a new line of special themed merch. Among the typical shirts, hoodies, and hats, there are pillows, pint glasses, a sherpa blanket, and the Vicarious single/video DVD for sale at their store. 2021 is a special year for Tool album milestones as Lateralus (read our review here) just turned 20 years old, and Ænima will see a 25th anniversary this fall. The band was supposed to be on the road touring being Fear Inoculum, but has been largely inactive since the lockdown as vocalist Maynard James Kennan contracted COVID-19 twice and released a new album with Puscifer, while Adam Jones put out an instrumental single and video with the help of fellow bandmates Danny Carey and Justin Chancellor.

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CLASSIC ALBUMS REVISITED: Tool – “Lateralus”


In the year of our lord, two-thousand and one, a musical miracle happened. After years embroiled in the first (and certainly not the last) major album jeopardizing lawsuit of their career, Tool, released Laterals (Volcano). The David Botrill produced album kicked off a new musical era for the band that was only hinted at on 1996’s Aenima (Volcano).

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LIVESTREAM REVIEW: Puscifer – “Money Shot Live”


During the very strange time that is the Covid quarantine era, livestreams have become quite popular over the last year. Having seen a few of them, they are well produced and are meant to feel as if one is at the show, albeit with no one else around, and have been quite popular. Having said that, the latest Puscifer livestream entitled Billy D and the Hall of Feathered Serpents featuring Money Shot is on a whole different level! Starting off with Billy D (portrayed by Maynard James Keenan) ending up in an underground luchador bar with “bartesians” serving up experiences in a glass, each drink served up is named after a track from the Money Shot album.

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Maynard James Kennan Says Full-Album Livestreams of Early Puscifer Albums Will Likely Happen in The Future


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This weekend Maynard James Keenan’s (Tool, a perfect circle) band Puscifer will host a livestream event in which they will perform all of their 2016 Money $hot album in full. Enter to win tickets from Ghost Cult at this link! This weekend’s activities follow their first livestream for their Existential Reckoning album release event last fall. In a new interview with Revolver, Kennan revealed since the band doesn’t know when touring will resume for them, they expect to do more livestreams and mentioned both the Conditions of My Parole and V is For Vagina albums as examples. He also discusses his recovery from COVID-19 (twice), his love of Lucha Libre Wrestlers, some of the storyline behind the ongoing characters in the music of Puscifer, and much more.

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Maynard James Keenan Talks New Puscifer Album, Aliens, and COVID-19 with STROMBO on Apple Music


Music legend Maynard James Keenan (Tool, Puscifer, a perfect circle) appeared on STROMBO’s show on Apple Music Hits to reflect on Puscifer’s most recent album, share stories about his peers, mental health, and his experience getting COVID-19 twice. Listen to STROMBO interview MJK at Apple Music and read select quotes from their chat below.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Deftones – White Pony – Black Stallion


 

Deftones had a banner year in 2020, dropping their impeccable Ohms (Reprise Records, review here) and celebrating the 20th anniversary of arguably their best album, White Pony. Unbeknownst to fans, and music journos, there is an entire secret history of White Pony the band revealed this year. For years we had been hearing that the band was interested in a remix album, either of an entire past release or perhaps a new album. It turns out, the band always intended White Pony to have a companion album or EP of remixes, called Black Stallion. Among the fanbase, this potential release lived in the lore of their minds, as much or more than the Eros sessions we may, or may not ever see the light of day (and we understand why guys). Now the band has capped off their year with the fleshed out and realized Black Stallion release (also Reprise).

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Deftones to Present Black Stallion Remix Album Preview Exclusively at Adult Swim Festival


Deftones previously announced their upcoming reissue of their classic White Pony as well as their planned Black Stallion Remix album! The set will be released on December 11th via Reprise / Warner Records. The band will share an early sneak peek of the Black Stallion album with a new song and visualizer, rumored to be Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park’s remix of “Passenger” ft Maynard James Keenan of Tool. The song will appear this Friday as part of the Adult Swim Online Festival. An All-star cast of peers and legends including DJ Shadow, Robert Smith, Mike Shinoda, Clams Casino, Phantogram, Tourist, and more will reimagine White Pony for its 20th Anniversary (read our retrospective here); Pre-orders are live at the link below. Listen to Purity Ring’s entrancing remix of “Knife Prty” below. Continue reading