TOOL Frontman Says Side Project Is More Than A Band

The Pulse of Radio reports: TOOL frontman Maynard James Keenan says that his side project PUSCIFER has been around in one form or another since the early '90s, when a version of the outfit would perform at a Los Angeles comedy club. But Keenan told The Pulse of Radio that PUSCIFER is much more than just another band to him. "Absolutely," he said. "This is much more of just a collaborative, creative outlet on all levels with various people, and hopefully with this new digital age, it'll be something that starts to kind of set a precedent for how other people work with other people, free from label contracts and just kind of express to express, and not really worry about taking over the world with it."

The debut PUSCIFER album, "V Is For Vagina", comes out on October 30. The first single is called "Queen B." (view video below).

The record features contributions from a number of artists, including PRIMUS drummer Tim Alexander, ex-NINE INCH NAILS member Danny Lohner, producer Alan Moulder and actress Milla Jovovich.

Keenan also has a merchandise company under the PUSCIFER banner, and plans to make several short films as part of the project.

TOOL will begin what could be its final tour in support of 2006's "10,000 Days" on November 14 in Austin, Texas.


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