Anne Erickson of Gannett Media recently conducted an interview with Maynard James Keenan, the prolific frontman behind TOOL and A PERFECT CIRCLE, about his new project, PUSCIFER.

Keenan sums up PUSCIFER like this: "This is not a band; this is a troupe. This is a performance; not a concert...This has more in common with [late-night television sketch comedy and variety show 'Saturday Night Live'] than it does METALLICA."

The production, which meshes music, videos and sketch comedy, hits a handful of U.S. cities this spring. Maynard's tourmates this time around include Tim Alexander (PRIMUS), Matt Mitchell (TOOL guitar tech), Matt McJunkins and Jeff Friedl (ASHES DIVIDE).

"The Mission", the new video from PUSCIFER, can be viewed below. The clip, crafted by Meats Meier — who has had a long history with Keenan, including work with both TOOL and PUSCIFER — was filmed in downtown Los Angeles and features Meier's inordinate animation talent.

"The Mission" features both Keenan and actress Milla Jovovich on vocals and has received a significant amount of radio airplay throughout 2009. The previously unreleased song finally surfaced on the "C is for (Please Insert Sophomoric Genitalia Reference Here) E.P.", which was released on November 10.

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