Tool Frontman Not Sure What To Expect From Side Project Shows

Maynard James Keenan said that fans shouldn't expect to see the kind of elaborate and precise stage production they experience at a Tool gig.

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Tool vocalist Maynard James Keenan recently set February 13 and February 14 as the dates for the live debut of his side act Puscifer in Las Vegas. While Keenan told The Pulse of Radio that fans shouldn't expect to see the kind of elaborate and precise stage production they experience at a Tool gig, he also said he's not exactly sure what will happen at the shows. "There's an element of improv and jazz, you know, improv being more the comedic element and the jazz being the more musical element to this," he said. "There's not a perfectly planned out production that's been a well-oiled, well-honed machine that's been established and doing its thing constantly every night and you're constantly refining it. This is more about capturing the energy in the moment."

Puscifer will make its debut at the 2,500-seat Pearl concert theatre at the Palms Casino in Las Vegas and will reportedly feature a loose collection of musicians, comedians and other artists in a cabaret-type performance.

Puscifer's debut album, "V Is For Vagina", came out in the fall of 2007, followed this year by a remix collection titled "V Is For Viagra".

Tool has been on vacation since early 2008, although Keenan said that he expects the band to begin writing a new album sometime next year.

Thanks for the info to Blabbermouth.net.

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    Marley167
    First Lol I hope Tool start writing an album next year, i love em And I havent check out the Puscifier album yet, i'm gonna have a listen now
    HotDogs1
    thirdeye_15 wrote: shwilly wrote: Marley167 wrote: First Lol I hope Tool start writing an album next year Make that every year. I mean, it's not their fault that there aren't many progressive metalheads of their caliber, but MAN why do I have to wait 3 or 4 years each time for a new Tool record...? Well u see, if they decided to juss whip thru a record and shit just to get it out and so ppl kan listen to it 1: its not there style of writing, they like to obviously make epic tunes and just to write shit to make u happy is gonna show in the music... 2: Why does it matter? i still listen to there stuff an still get chills listening to it, i dont really listen to em every hour of my day but when i feel nessasary i use it as somewhat of a TOOL, hence the name... I would like to see an album out next week by em, but if there gonna make a fuking boommmb record i can wait till 2010-2011... IT WILL BE WERTH THE WAIT!!!! Remember there not Green Day or fuking any bullshit media mainstream band that pumps shit jusst cuz its gonna make #1 on MTV's hit list... SPIRAL OUT BITCHES!! o yeah wish i could be in vegas for these Puscifer dates....lol rambling on an on...
    what are you talking about? tool is one of the biggest mainstream bands in the world right now.
    bcrichguitars12
    zachmcpeak1012 wrote: thirdeye_15 wrote: shwilly wrote: Marley167 wrote: First Lol I hope Tool start writing an album next year Make that every year. I mean, it's not their fault that there aren't many progressive metalheads of their caliber, but MAN why do I have to wait 3 or 4 years each time for a new Tool record...? Well u see, if they decided to juss whip thru a record and shit just to get it out and so ppl kan listen to it 1: its not there style of writing, they like to obviously make epic tunes and just to write shit to make u happy is gonna show in the music... 2: Why does it matter? i still listen to there stuff an still get chills listening to it, i dont really listen to em every hour of my day but when i feel nessasary i use it as somewhat of a TOOL, hence the name... I would like to see an album out next week by em, but if there gonna make a fuking boommmb record i can wait till 2010-2011... IT WILL BE WERTH THE WAIT!!!! Remember there not Green Day or fuking any bullshit media mainstream band that pumps shit jusst cuz its gonna make #1 on MTV's hit list... SPIRAL OUT BITCHES!! o yeah wish i could be in vegas for these Puscifer dates....lol rambling on an on... Green Day hasnt had an album come out since 2004
    Lol and thank god for that!
    z420c
    shwilly wrote: Marley167 wrote: First Lol I hope Tool start writing an album next year Make that every year. I mean, it's not their fault that there aren't many progressive metalheads of their caliber, but MAN why do I have to wait 3 or 4 years each time for a new Tool record...?
    lets see, shwilly, how long do you think it would take you to pump out a record as complex and meaningful as ANY tool record? certainly wouldnt take you a year, or not even 10. thats why it takes tool, 4 perfectionists, 3-5 years to dazzle the world with recordings and rhythms that are irreproducible in both sheer sound and strangeness. If they were to release an album within 1 year or two from now, I would be afraid to listen to it simply because I know tool would make a shitty record just for the sake of making a shitty record, and to prove some unknown point maynard would like the world to know. Simply, it takes time to make epic 10 minute songs, and if you want efficiency delivered straight to you listen to fall out boy or coldplay.
    tremeloud
    HotDogs1 wrote: what are you talking about? tool is one of the biggest mainstream bands in the world right now.
    Mainstream is like the dominating musical style or group, and for the most that seems to be rap ATM. And after that there's bands like Coldplay, Green Day(more a few years ago than now), and most of the stuff on MTV. So Tool could sorta be the most popular non-mainstream band, maybe? That's just my opinion. On a side note, there's nothing wrong with mainstream, it only has a stigma for being negative because a lot of people just want money, so instead of making good music they focus more on "selling" their image. Overall, I think many bands become mainstream because of good music, and then there are some who are lazy and just try and sell music as their image. Guess which one is the bad one. It's funny that people think a mainstream band is bad, when it really means that they are the prevailing musical culture of that time.
    Driven9
    This band is beyond a simple machine that pumps out albums every year or so.
    HotDogs1
    tremeloud wrote: HotDogs1 wrote: what are you talking about? tool is one of the biggest mainstream bands in the world right now. Mainstream is like the dominating musical style or group, and for the most that seems to be rap ATM. And after that there's bands like Coldplay, Green Day(more a few years ago than now), and most of the stuff on MTV. So Tool could sorta be the most popular non-mainstream band, maybe? That's just my opinion. On a side note, there's nothing wrong with mainstream, it only has a stigma for being negative because a lot of people just want money, so instead of making good music they focus more on "selling" their image. Overall, I think many bands become mainstream because of good music, and then there are some who are lazy and just try and sell music as their image. Guess which one is the bad one. It's funny that people think a mainstream band is bad, when it really means that they are the prevailing musical culture of that time.
    i never said tool was bad i like them but people put tool on a huge pedestal and drunk jocks are always talking about how weird and interesting the band is but they are far from being weird, maynard is just an ***** who plays with his back to the crowd so you cant see him, what a dick
    ace5ja
    maynard is just an ***** who plays with his back to the crowd so you cant see him, what a dick
    I have been to 2 tool concerts on 2 different tours, and neither time did he stand with his back to the crowd. also, I wouldn't call their music "weird" but I would def. call it interesting. Maynard rules. Tool rules.
    lern2swim
    ace5ja wrote: maynard is just an ***** who plays with his back to the crowd so you cant see him, what a dick I have been to 2 tool concerts on 2 different tours, and neither time did he stand with his back to the crowd. also, I wouldn't call their music "weird" but I would def. call it interesting. Maynard rules. Tool rules.
    Maynard sang with his back to the crowd when he was touring with APC. He's a great singer, he is intelligent, Tool is one of my favorit bands, but he is a dick. That's fine, whatever, that's just his personality. I can be a dick too. He doesn't always come across as though he gives a rat's ass about the fans though.
    RUSTDOGG666
    Maynard has too many bands in which making us wait for what we want. New Tool and New Perfect Circle. come on Maynard. quit wasting time and give us new Tool. can't wait anymore.
    Malchia
    bcrichguitars12 wrote: zachmcpeak1012 wrote: Green Day hasnt had an album come out since 2004 Lol and thank god for that!
    +1
    thirdeye_15
    i love all the posts i caused hahaha, and yea mainstream aint bad but TOOL doesnt make shity music to wind up on the top 10 stupid HOTDOGS1!!! Gotta learn to read everything ppl post on here budday!
    HotDogs1
    thirdeye_15 wrote: i love all the posts i caused hahaha, and yea mainstream aint bad but TOOL doesnt make shity music to wind up on the top 10 stupid HOTDOGS1!!! Gotta learn to read everything ppl post on here budday!
    speak for yourself there budday!! i never said "tool writes music to make it into the top 10" i simply said maynard hides from the crowd during shows and that they are indeed a mainstream band not that they're bad, but people put them on a huge pedestal and act like they're this deep, underground band when they aren't and maynard is simply an ***** he doesnt even show his face at his concerts....oh wait he's too deep and interesting for regular eyes to look upon
    shadow__666
    Maynard should take his time with Tool and make sure the next album is extra epic. And even though I know it won't happen, I'd love to see Puscifier in Australia.
    tilinmyowngrave
    I'm happy for Maynard. I don't expect Puscifer to come anywhere in England... but on the topic of Maynard side projects... i hope APC will do some more material at some point. And to carry on...
    tands wrote: thirdeye_15 wrote: SPIRAL OUT BITCHES!! KEEP GOINGGGGG
    Remain a humaaaann :p
    AbstractDeth7X
    shwilly wrote: Marley167 wrote: First Lol I hope Tool start writing an album next year Make that every year. I mean, it's not their fault that there aren't many progressive metalheads of their caliber, but MAN why do I have to wait 3 or 4 years each time for a new Tool record...?
    They wait so long between albums because they don't want to make the same album every year. They make one, tour with it for a year or two, then they all go off and do their own things for a while as individuals, then they rest for a while. The result is that they grow as human beings and as artists and use those experiences to their advantage. This also contributes to Tool remaining to exist. They all have pretty different personalities and if they spent every waking moment with each other they would surely break apart.
    shwilly
    Marley167 wrote: First Lol I hope Tool start writing an album next year
    Make that every year. I mean, it's not their fault that there aren't many progressive metalheads of their caliber, but MAN why do I have to wait 3 or 4 years each time for a new Tool record...?
    thirdeye_15
    shwilly wrote: Marley167 wrote: First Lol I hope Tool start writing an album next year Make that every year. I mean, it's not their fault that there aren't many progressive metalheads of their caliber, but MAN why do I have to wait 3 or 4 years each time for a new Tool record...?
    Well u see, if they decided to juss whip thru a record and shit just to get it out and so ppl kan listen to it 1: its not there style of writing, they like to obviously make epic tunes and just to write shit to make u happy is gonna show in the music... 2: Why does it matter? i still listen to there stuff an still get chills listening to it, i dont really listen to em every hour of my day but when i feel nessasary i use it as somewhat of a TOOL, hence the name... I would like to see an album out next week by em, but if there gonna make a fuking boommmb record i can wait till 2010-2011... IT WILL BE WERTH THE WAIT!!!! Remember there not Green Day or fuking any bullshit media mainstream band that pumps shit jusst cuz its gonna make #1 on MTV's hit list... SPIRAL OUT BITCHES!! o yeah wish i could be in vegas for these Puscifer dates....lol rambling on an on...
    kgesme21
    It was weird because they were pushing V is for Vagina at the Best Buy by my place. I liked that it was happening, don't get me wrong, but for some reason it seemed out of place.
    sysdown27
    new tool please if they really put something out next year im gonna jizz in my pants
    pearlJam_31490
    Im really didnt like Puscifer much. i guess i didnt give it much of a chance. Another tool album would be awesome but what about APC? i no howerdell has ASHES dIVIDE which is cool but dont forget about APC!
    FMXIAN
    sweet, that means Tool should have their new album out by 2010.
    zachmcpeak1012
    thirdeye_15 wrote: shwilly wrote: Marley167 wrote: First Lol I hope Tool start writing an album next year Make that every year. I mean, it's not their fault that there aren't many progressive metalheads of their caliber, but MAN why do I have to wait 3 or 4 years each time for a new Tool record...? Well u see, if they decided to juss whip thru a record and shit just to get it out and so ppl kan listen to it 1: its not there style of writing, they like to obviously make epic tunes and just to write shit to make u happy is gonna show in the music... 2: Why does it matter? i still listen to there stuff an still get chills listening to it, i dont really listen to em every hour of my day but when i feel nessasary i use it as somewhat of a TOOL, hence the name... I would like to see an album out next week by em, but if there gonna make a fuking boommmb record i can wait till 2010-2011... IT WILL BE WERTH THE WAIT!!!! Remember there not Green Day or fuking any bullshit media mainstream band that pumps shit jusst cuz its gonna make #1 on MTV's hit list... SPIRAL OUT BITCHES!! o yeah wish i could be in vegas for these Puscifer dates....lol rambling on an on...
    Green Day hasnt had an album come out since 2004
    Dream Pin
    You Tool fans are weak. They aren't really THAT weird. Go listen to some Painkiller, it'll make your ****ing brains melt, and that's not even scraping the surface..