TOOL Frontman Talks PUSCIFER

Jim Welte of recently conducted a short e-mail interview with TOOL and A PERFECT CIRCLE frontman Maynard James Keenan about his new project called PUSCIFER. An excerpt from the question-and-answer session follows: You've worked with a number of people on PUSCIFER, from Trey Gunn and Lisa Germano to Milla Jovovich and Jonny Polonsky. Was there a pattern as to how you connected with some of these people and collaborated, or was it different in almost every case?

Maynard: Generally speaking, it was the shotgun approach. But the online STD reports from the nationwide free clinics were a big help. Conducting research under the freedom of information act allowed me to blackmail the guilty into participating. Did you make the beats on any of these tracks, or was your role more of vocalist and conductor for all of the various elements of it?

Maynard: I did everything. All of it. I even made the two-inch tape out of old cassettes. Not an easy task, but the super glue and scotch tape helped. I made all the guitars out of discarded prom night wicker furniture at a local community college wood shop. And all the drums I played on this project were made from old oatmeal containers and bungee cords. You believe me, right?



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