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Maynard James Keenan Poster

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Overview (3)

Born in Akron, Ohio, USA
Birth NameJames Herbert Keenan
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Maynard James Keenan was born on April 17, 1964 in Akron, Ohio, USA as James Herbert Keenan.

Spouse (2)

Jennifer Brena Ferguson (2003 - ?) ( separated) ( 1 child)
Lei Li (? - ?) ( 1 child)

Trade Mark (2)

Blue body paint, wigs and big sunglasses
Elaborate stage makeup

Trivia (36)

Lead singer of the bands Tool and A Perfect Circle.
Attended the United States Military Academy ("West Point") prep school. [1984]
Was offered a lead role in the film Panic Room (2002) by 'David Fincher' himself, but turned it down due to commitments to his band Tool.
Son Devo born. [1995]
Co-founded the music group A Perfect Circle with Billy Howerdel, a friend of his who also worked as a guitar technician for Nine Inch Nails. [1998]
Is a big fan of The Kids in the Hall (1988).
Attended Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Was classmates with Gillian Anderson at Kendall University.
He is a big fan of Bill Hicks. In Tool's third album, there are many references to this great stand-up comic and they take excerpts from his performances.
Formerly engaged to Jennifer Brena Ferguson. (2003)
He is a wine enthusiast, and has over 2000 bottles of wine in his house. He also runs his own vineyard called Caduceus Cellars.
Works with Nine Inch Nails guitarist/bassist/keyboardist Danny Lohner in the band Puscifer.
Is a big fan of Mr. Show with Bob and David (1995), appearing in two episodes from the first season
Founder of Puscifer, a multi-media project.
Touring with his band A Perfect Circle. [October 2003]
Harvested his first Northern Arizona Cabernet Sauvignon on what has been named Judith's Block of the Merkin Vineyards, Merkin West. [September 2007]
Released a collection of remixes titled "V is for Viagra, the Vagina Remixes." Remixes by Paul Barker, Danny Lohner, Dave Ogilvie, Aaron Turner, Lustmord. [April 2008]
Finished up a new Puscifer track collaboration with Danny Lohner and Milla Jovavich. [December 2008]
filming "sleping dogs lie." playing the part of Deputy Lance. with Ed Asner, Brad Wilk. produced by Red Rock Entertainment Developement. [July 2004]
New Tool album is finally completed and ready for release in spring. [February 2006]
The band flew to Portland, Maine to have the new TOOL record mastered by Bob Ludwig. This was done on January 31. The CD will be released some time in early May. [January 2006]
After a world tour and promotion of the last Tool album "10,000 Days", the band will begin writing their next studio album, which should be released later this year or 2009. [February 2008]
Finished his second album with A Perfect Circle, called Thirteenth Step. Is currently on tour in Europe and planning a US tour. Is on the cover of Revolver for October [October 2003]
Writing and jamming for the new Tool album. [January 2005]
Processed his first batch of grapes, sourced from Ca fruit until his vines in Northern Arizona start to produce. [September 2004]
Released the first Puscifer full length album, "V is for Vagina" through his own label Puscifer Entertainment. Independently owned and funded. [October 2007]
in the rehearsal studio writing the new "Tool" album. [July 2004]
Broke ground in Northern Arizona to plant vineyards. [March 2003]
Began working on the initial tracking of the first Puscifer full length release. [October 2006]
Working on writing and recording Tool's next album. [January 2004]
recording a collection of political songs with "A Perfect Circle" for release just before the election. [July 2004]
Touring with his band, A Perfect Circle. [March 2004]
(Spring 2005) Confirmed that the new Tool album may still be incomplete, so it will probably not be released until some time next year, 2006.
Headlined the first day of Donington Download festival in England [June 2006]
Joined the US Army after graduating high school, partly due to his desire to use his GI Bill to pay for going to art school afterward. Keenan at one point was given the chance to attend West Point and become an officer, but turned down the offer as he felt his values were incompatible to that of his prospective colleagues.

Personal Quotes (5)

Once you take yourself too seriously the art will suffer.
People have to follow their hearts, and if their hearts lead them to Wal-Mart, so be it.
The record company's worst fear is that you'll fall in love or get rich.
If I'd been ranting and raving for years, you wouldn't be listening to me right now.
I'm a pessimist. But I'm a pessimist with a sense of responsibility. If I had never joined the military, the weight of my words wouldn't be so heavy.

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