Maynard James Keenan

Photographer Sean Murphy recalls shooting blink-182, Green Day and more

Alternative Press is resurrecting the Alternative Press Gallery, our section dedicated to the world of music photography. With each issue, we’ll take a look into the archives, highlighting some of the most iconic photographers and memorable shoots from the history of the magazine and beyond. Along the way, we will explore the great moments that […]

15 music producers who made major career moves with their early work

In the music world, everybody has to start somewhere. While a producer’s early albums are their proving ground for a bright future in the field, they also need luck on their side to find a successful band and a scene-changing album to springboard the rest of their career into the stratosphere. From legendary production masters […]

Maynard James Keenan is recovering after contracting COVID-19 again

Tool, Puscifer and A Perfect Circle‘s Maynard James Keenan contracted coronavirus last February which left him with long-term side effects. Now, he has revealed he is recovering after contracting COVID-19 for the second time this past fall. Read more: Miley Cyrus teases a new cover of this Nine Inch Nails classic—watch Back in October, Maynard […]

15 bands you probably didn’t realize are supergroups

There was a time when the “supergroup” was super obvious. When the world saw legendary axman Ted Nugent making his guitar squeal with the guy from Night Ranger to his right and a guy from Styx to his left, we all knew there was something special afoot. (Classic-rock lovers will recognize this ’80s band to […]

Puscifer never know what Maynard James Keenan might come up with

There’s a good chance that Maynard James Keenan would prefer to be a country gentleman farmer than a brooding rock vocalist. As the owner of the Caduceus Cellars winery, the frontman is busy tending to his children, his vines and his farm. Glued to his phone about how the world reacts to his bands Tool […]

Maynard James Keenan still has lung damage after contracting COVID-19

This week, Tool and Puscifer frontman Maynard James Keenan revealed that he contracted coronavirus earlier this year. Now, the vocalist says he is still suffering from various health problems as a result of the virus. Read more: The internet is here for Jack White as the last-minute ‘SNL’ musical guest Tool were out on the […]

20 side projects you should already be listening to by now

Side projects have the special ability to give artists the chance to express themselves in whatever manner they choose without snobby genre lords or the (sometimes self-imposed) shackles of their previous works confining their sonic decisions. Sometimes these new bands go in an intentionally more mainstream direction, while other times the word “commercial” is never […]

10 musicians with hobbies you probably didn’t know about

Musicians are just like us—they also do strange things when boredom takes over. While many artists talk about their love of making TikTok dances or binge-watching Netflix, a few rock stars prefer hobbies that are a little more unusual.  We thought it’d be fun to find 10 musicians who have interesting hobbies, from beekeeping to collecting […]

Tool frontman says Justin Bieber criticism "has nothing to do with him"

Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan has previously voiced his negative opinions of Justin Bieber being a fan of his band but now he’s backtracking. In a new interview, Keenan says he thinks Bieber is “a good kid” and is likely influenced by the people he works with. Read More: Gideon worship beatdown riffs on new track “Bite Down” […]

Tool albums ranked in order of greatness from the last 26 years

Both ride-or-die devotees and snarky detractors are celebrating the release of Fear Inoculum, the first new album by Tool in 13 years. From their origins in the early-’90s alt-rock scene that earned them the tag of “art metal” to their decidedly more sophisticated—and sometimes impenetrable—progressive-rock redesign, Maynard James Keenan, Adam Jones, Justin Chancellor and Danny […]

Tool frontman reveals why ‘Fear Inoculum’ took 13 years to drop

All anyone has been talking about lately is Tool, and for good reason.  The band finally released their highly-anticipated album Fear Inoculum, which is the band’s first record in 13 years.  Read more: Kurt Cobain royalty check from 1991 found by Seattle record store staff As if that wasn’t enough news, they recently put all […]

Tool prove ‘Fear Inoculum’ is well worth the 13-year wait—review

There’s a great quote from Adam Jones in AP’s first cover story with Tool, dating back from 1997. “The bottom line is that we’re pretty selfish,” the guitarist stated succinctly. “This is our thing, and it’s what we want out of music. The fans are pretty secondary to that.” Which adequately explains why the Los Angeles […]

Tool drummer weighs in on Justin Bieber being a fan of the band

It’s one of the most unexpected back-and-forth fandom debates that no one saw coming. After Tool vocalist Maynard James Keenan responded to Justin Bieber being a fan of his band, Bieber’s wife Hailey quickly jumped to her husband’s defense. Now, it looks like Tool drummer Danny Carey has chimed in on the matter, while also […]

Tool singer received death threats from fans over wait for new album

It’s taken Tool a ridiculous amount of time to get their new record put together, but some fans are taking their impatience to a whole other level. According to an interview with drummer Danny Carey, vocalist Maynard James Keenan has received death threats from some people who aren’t happy about the 13-year wait. Read More: NOFX raise […]

Tool, Justin Bieber feud results in "Love Your Parabola" mashup

It was only a matter of time before the beef between Tool and Justin Bieber resulted in an unexpected collab—kind of. A mashup of the pair has surfaced on YouTube to create a track that you simply have to hear. Check it out below! Read more: My Chemical Romance best album argument answered by Siri It […]

Tool singer's Justin Bieber tweet called "childish" by wife Hailey Bieber

It looks like Justin Bieber‘s wife Hailey is coming to his defense following Tool vocalist Maynard James Kennan‘s “#bummer” tweet. The model took to Twitter to share some stern words for Maynard after Bieber revealed himself to be a Tool fan. You can check out her tweet below. Read more: ‘Avengers: Endgame’ star visited by Marvel […]

Tool announce official release date for forthcoming album

Fans have been eagerly awaiting a new Tool album since their 2006 studio album, 10,000 Days. It has felt like an eternity but now, after what has felt like a lifetime of waiting and hoping, we’ve finally been given an official release date. It’s ACTUALLY happening Tool fans! Read more: blink-182 unveil fist-pumping new song “Blame It On My […]

Maynard Keenan confirms new Tool album is finally finished

Fans have been eagerly awaiting a new Tool album since their 2006 studio album, 10,000 Days. Fortunately, it look like we won’t have too much longer to wait after Maynard James Keenan took to Twitter to confirm the album is finally finished. Read more: Lush unveils NSFW bath bomb, just in time for Valentine’s Day Back in […]

Maynard James Keenan promises new music next year

Maynard James Keenan officially announced that new music is on the way – assumably from Tool – coming next year. Read more: Marilyn Manson reveals which song he’s proudest of writing Keenan shared that we’ll be hearing new music sometime next year during his acceptance speech as the Icon award recipient at last night’s Metal Hammer […]