Maynard James Keenan: Up on the Sun's New Columnist

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Maynard James Keenan
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 Vineyards.

Now he's got another feather for his cap: We're pleased to announced that Keenan will be penning a biweekly column for Up on the Sun and Phoenix New Times.

In typical Maynard James Keenan fashion, the column will feature his freewheeling examinations on whatever he feels like writing about, including music, wine, and...well, you'll see.

The column debuts on Monday, September 10, here at Up on the Sun, so mark your calendars. In the meantime, get caught up with Maynard James Keenan's previous interactions with Phoenix New Times:

Maynard James Keenan (Puscifer, Tool, A Perfect Circle) on The Importance of Keeping It Local
Maynard James Keenan Gets Theatrical With Puscifer
Can Maynard James Keenan Put Arizona Wine on the Map?
Spotify Ruffles Feathers, Promises Paradigm Shift (features an interview with Maynard James Keenan)
New Film
Queens of Country Has a Bizarre Vibe That Is Distinctly Arizona


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chadmenz
chadmenz

now that thats out of the way, keep it up maynard. although your dick is not in my mouth as shart attack may insinuate, and im ok with that, it always cool to see an artist express his or her self in alternate venues no matter who that artist may be. i'll be looking forward to reading your column which im sure you wont let delay the anticipated tool album...... right??

chadmenz
chadmenz

coming from a guy whos screen name is "shart attack" i think we all take you opinion for exactly what its worth. about as many us dollars that add up to equal your iq which id say is so low that you could add it up on both hands but in the off chance its actually as hihg as nine or ten i guess thatd be pretty hard without thumbs.( im sure you dont understand the thumb reference, but dont worry i'll explain that for you in simple terms momentarily.). its just a guess but id be willing to wager your probably living in a trailer somewhere thats rockin so hard its bout to fall over due to the incest fueled rage boner your trying to wank, but are just comin up even more irate due to your lack of opposable thumbs. and to add insult to injury your eyes are probably so close together that the "trannys in trailers" magazine your trying to 'thumb' through is all blurry there huh big guy. i feel for ya shart attack. i really do. i mean its not your fault your brother and your sister drank too much mad dog one night and you plopped out onto the trailer floor nine months later to look up at your aunt, sister and mother as she scooped ya up off the floor to show ya to your uncle, brother, and daddy. boy im sure he was proud.

 

(ill have to admit i drew some inspiration from bill hicks on this one, just to give credit to where credit is due to say the least.but i couldnt help myself.)

 

vaxess
vaxess

When I read through the disparaging remarks here about anything Maynard has ever done, I think, "Well thats impossible, these people must be joking."  Then I'm like.. ha..  wait, just WAIT, then.. one more "ha"... and I realize.. Maynard's work is only for the consumption of intelligent people.  Sorry to you, and you, and you.  And in closing, this magazine just got me to subscribe to their newsletter by working with one of the greatest and most inspiring artists ever to have begrudgingly walked this rock.

Chadterry
Chadterry

@Heightsgirl hahaha. Thank you...and yes, I knew about this :)

shartattack
shartattack

this guy sucks and so do his bands....all you ponytailed fags need to get a clue and stop sucking the dude's dick

 

DigitalCode01
DigitalCode01

@PHXmusicdotcom @puscifer @aperfectcircle @caduceuscellars cool.

syrahmariek
syrahmariek

@PHXmusicdotcom @puscifer @aperfectcircle @caduceuscellars Looking forward to this!!

cjot77
cjot77

Nice! The life artist is sharing more insight into the ability to live life to the fullest. Who wouldn't, (knowing some background on Keenan) be interested in this interesting and energetic guy?

If not, there may be hope to wake up.

Thanks MJK. I'm awake.

CJO

Hekate153
Hekate153

@AnotherEve_ Can't wait for this!!!!

KB2
KB2

This is going to be fun.

aeonik
aeonik

He needs to come out with a new tool album and stop messing about with wine and awful puscifer and writing columns lol

sheltonj224
sheltonj224

@PHXmusicdotcom @puscifer @aperfectcircle @caduceuscellars @mjkeenan HAPPY FRIDAY NEWS TO WELCOME this coming MONDAY!

Jessica Shelton
Jessica Shelton

This is fantastic. Can't wait to read his words of wisdom!

Josh Skora
Josh Skora

I wonder if Tool ever gets bored of playing the same song over and over?

Jill Hawkins
Jill Hawkins

I cannot wait!!!! Best news I've heard all week!

PHXmusicdotcom
PHXmusicdotcom

@davebrook Thanks for the cheers re: Maynard. This should be very interesting!

krysVS
krysVS

@kspidel that is rad.

Heightsgirl
Heightsgirl

@Chadterry I am never helping again.

lucyfuer
lucyfuer

 @shartattackahem? first of all, surly you are entitled to your opinion,  however your commentary about ponytailed fags well, steriotypical, racist homophobic absolutly unintellegent, Now his bands le i mean tool sells out in 10 minutes and i mean a 10,000 seat venue, apc went platnium within days jesus dude and what is your issue with ponytails is it that your losing your hair and you envy those who still have hair, dude i suggest you rethink your content, listen to tool hooker with a penis that is my advice to you ciao

 

AnotherEve_
AnotherEve_

@Hekate153 can't wait for what? What'd I miss? Lol

johnjsmith9999
johnjsmith9999

 @aeonik I'm sorry...awful Puscifer?  I'm going to have to politely disagree with you there.  Although VERY different from the more mainstream A Perfect Circle and even TOOL (far from mainstream itself), Puscifer is decidedly NOT awful.  Of his 3 current music projects, Puscifer is actually my favorite.

 

Comparing the three is kinda like comparing apples to oranges to bananas, but I suggest you give Puscifer a fair listen.  Especially their most recent release "Conditions of My Parole" as it is much more mainstream than "V is for V*****", which I found to be incredibly good, but a little more difficult to digest.  If all you've heard is Puscifer's early material, I think you may enjoy the newer stuff.

 

Agree that a new TOOL album is long overdue, but I'd be lying if I said I won't read his column just to see what he comes up with.  Cheers!

mssygiggles
mssygiggles

 @aeonik actually tool has an album slated to be released in late December..can't remember the link but I read it on loudwire.

CenPhoTV
CenPhoTV

@PHXmusicdotcom I agree! And “the name” ought give you some traction! Smart move. Hell I’d read Stevie Nicks and Alice Cooper commentary to!

Hekate153
Hekate153

@AnotherEve_ twitter is having a moment it didn't connect the convo LOL was in reply 2 "Maynard James Keenan: Up on the Sun's New Columnist"

PHXmusicdotcom
PHXmusicdotcom

@CenPhoTV I'd love to see what Cooper and Nicks are up to, too.

AnotherEve_
AnotherEve_

@Hekate153 oh! Yes! Me either! LOVE him!!

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