tool-maynardMaynard James Keenan (rođen James Herbert Keenan travnja 17, 1964) je pjevačica, kompozitor, glazbenik, producent, vinar, i glumac. Izvorno iz Ohia, Keenan je proveo srednju školu i studentskih godina u Michiganu. Nakon što je odslužio u vojsci u ranim 1980-ih, pohađao Kendall College of umjetnosti i dizajna u Grand Rapids. Preselio se u Los Angelesu, Kalifornija u 1988 nastaviti karijeru u dizajnu interijera i postaviti konstrukciju. On je formirao bend alat s Adamom Jones ubrzo nakon toga.

Keenan je najpoznatiji kao pjevač multi-platinastog rock bendova Tool i savršeni krug s kojim je objavio četiri i tri studijska albuma, odnosno. In 2003 on je stvorio Puscifer kao strani projekt, financiranje i objavljivanju svoj prvi studijski album u listopadu 2007. Budući da raste do slave, Keenan je bio poznati pustinjak, iako on ne javljaju za podršku dobrotvorne uzroka.

Osim glazbenom karijerom, Nastupao je improvizacijski stand-up komedije i upustili u glumu. On je trenutni vlasnik Merkin Vinogradi i vinarija povezana, Caduceus podrumi, i ima dio vlasništva nad uporištu Vinogradi, sve se nalazi u Arizoni, gdje živi. Među ostalim poslovnim pothvatima, on je partner u Los Angelesu restoranu kobre & Matadors, i posjeduje i tržišta proizvoditi organsku tržište u Cornville, Arizona, Potonji sadrži kušaonica vina za svoje kao i hrana sud.

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James Keenan je rođen u Ravenni, Ohio, travnja 17, 1964, jedino dijete Judith Marie i Michael Loren Keenan. Kada njegovi roditelji razveli 1968, njegov otac, srednjoškolski nastavnik, preselio u Michiganu i Keenan samo da bi ga vidjeti jednom godišnje za sljedeće 12 godina. Njegova majka preudala, bringing Keenan into an "intolerant and unworldly household", gdje je njegova inteligencija i kreativnog izražavanja bi se guši. Kada je Keenan 11, njegova majka pretrpjela moždani paralizirajući aneurizmu, koji će kasnije poslužiti kao inspiracija za mnoge od svojih kreativnih radova. Nekoliko godina kasnije, ona nagovorila Keenan živjeti s ocem u Michiganu. Keenan considers this "the best move [on] ikada napravio."

Inspiriran Bill Murray nastup u 1981 komedija film Stripes, Keenan pridružio vojsci Sjedinjenih Država, s namjerom da se G.I. Bill fond njegov san pohađaju umjetničke škole. Po ovom trenutku, je živio u Ohiu, Michigan, New Jersey, Njujork, Oklahoma, Kanzas, i Texas. On je u početku bio u vojsci kao naprijed promatrač prije studiranja na Sjedinjene Države Vojnoj akademiji Pripremne škole (West Point Prep School) iz 1983 na 1984. Osim završetka rigorozne matematiku i engleski nastavni plan i program, trčao na cross-country tima i pjevao u Glee klubu. It was during his time in the military that he adopted the sobriquet "Maynard" na ćud. On je istaknuo u osnovnog i naprednog treninga, ali je odbio sastanak s West Pointa, a umjesto toga odlučio nastaviti glazbenu karijeru, jer njegova razočaranja sa kolegama’ Vrijednosti i jer je znao West Point neće tolerirati njegovo disidentstva.

Po završetku svog mandata regrutacija, studirao je umjetnost na Kendall College of Art i dizajn u Grand Rapids, Michigan. In 1988, preselio se u Los Angeles gdje je njegova ljubav prema životinjama doveo ga u praksi dizajn interijera za trgovinama za kućne ljubimce, prije nego što je brzo dobila otkaz i počela raditi u set izgradnju.

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Djeca anakrono dinastije, ili više obično naziva C.A.D., je alternativni rock bend koji je osnovan u 1986 u Grand Rapids, Michigan. Izvorno se sastoji od Maynard James Keenanom na vokal, bas gitara, i bubanj stroja programiranje s Kevinom Horning na gitari, izdali su neovisne kompaktna kaseta pod nazivom nokte u 1986, zabilježen je u Keenan dnevnoj sobi.
In March 1987, Todd Horning (ritam gitara), Stan Henderson (bas), i Tom Geluso (bubnjevi) su bili regrutirani iz Keenanom i Horning bivšeg benda, TexA.N.S., kako bi snimili novi EP pod nazivom Dog.House, koji je objavljen u proljeće 1987.
Bend je otišao gotovo nezapaženo u svoje vrijeme zajedno, iako interes u bendu povećao nakon Keenan je postao poznat kao pjevač Tool, Savršeni krug, i Puscifer. Iako Nokti je dobro piratski na internetu preko MP3 formatu, Dog.House je znatno rjeđi.

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Maynard je drugi bend, igrao bas. Bend je izdao dva albuma prije cijepanje osim. Malo provjerljive informacije dostupne su na TexA.NS, kao bend dobio malo pažnje. Trenutno pozornost u bendu blago je povećan zbog interesa u Maynard, iako bend još uvijek nije visoko tražio nakon.

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Nakon preseljenja u Los Angelesu, Keenan sastao Adam Jones, koji je čuo kako pjeva na demo na faksu. Zapanjen Keenan je vokal, Jones je predložio da se formira bend. Iako nerado, na prvi, Keenan dogovoreno i, u 1990, Alat je formirana. Fronte po Keenanom, eventualni sastav uključeni gitarist Jones; njegov susjed, bubnjar Danny Carey; i basist Paul D'Amour, koji će kasnije biti zamijenjen Justin Chancellor.

Alat potpisao za Zoo Zabava u studenom 1991 i objavio opijat EP sljedeće godine. Za podršku ovom izdanju, bend na turneji s riblja kost i Rage Against The Machine. Tijekom 1993tool2 pokazati na Scijentološke crkve Celebrity centra u Los Angelesu, Keenan (who would later write the lyrics "Fuck L. Ron Hubbard i zajebavati sve svoje klonove" in Ænema") bleated kao ovce za dobar dio showa. "Before our set this guy tries to intimidate me by showing me a gun in his jacket," Keenan podsjetio. "I explained to him that if he pissed me off I’d start a riot."

Ubrzo nakon toga, Alat izdao svoj 1993 Debi album, Struja ispod morske površine, u Sjedinjenim Američkim Državama. To je certificiran zlata nakon samo osam mjeseci, i platina manje od godinu dana kasnije. In 1994, the band released their single "Prison Sex"—a song in which Keenan opted to deliver in a slight grunge-style—with a corresponding music video created and directed by Jones. The video was deemed "too graphic and offensive", and was withdrawn by MTV after a few airings due to "a symbolic dealing with the sensitive subject of child abuse".

In October 1996, bend je izdao svoj drugi studijski album, Aenima. Album je certificiran zlata u deset tjedna, postići dvostruki platinasti u deset mjeseci, i osvojio nagradu Grammy za najbolju metal izvedbu u 1998. Nakon objavljivanja albuma, Alat započeo dugotrajnu pravnu bitku s njihove oznake, Volcano Records (nekad Zoo Records), preko ugovora kršenja. Nakon ove pravne bitke, što je rezultiralo novom tri izdavačkom kućom, članovi Alat odlučio uzeti malo vremena. Tijekom pauze, članovi benda su outspokenly kritični peer-to-peer mreža za razmjenu datoteka, zbog negativnog utjecaja na financijske umjetnika ovisi o uspjehu u rekordnom prodajom. Tijekom intervjua s NY Rock 2000, Keenan navedeno, "I think there are a lot of other industries out there that might deserve being destroyed. Oni koji se povrijedio MP3 nisu toliko tvrtke ili poslovne, ali su umjetnici, ljudi koji su pokušavali pisati pjesme."

Pet godina nakon izlaska Ænima, Alat je najavio novi album, Systema Encéphale, s 12-pjesmu tracklist u siječnju 2001. Mjesec dana kasnije, bend objavio da je novi album zapravo je bio pod nazivom Lateralus i da je prethodna najava bila varka. Album je izdan u svibnju 2001 na pozitivne recenzije. Known for his "dark, inteligentan, neodoljiv, and unexpected lyrical twists", Keenan je Mattie za njegov pjesama na albumu, in which he "doesn’t cross the line from darkness to ugliness … as often as he has in the past". U intervjuu s NY Rocku, Keenan objasnio, "Everything we release with Tool is inspired by our music. To ne smeta ako je video ili ako njegovi stihovi. The lyrics for "Schism" nisu ništa više od mog tumačenja glazbe." Album je postao svjetski uspjeh, dostizanje #1 na dopuštenje vlade. Pano 200 albumi karton u svojoj debi tjedan, Alat i dobio svoju drugu nagradu Grammy za najbolju metal izvedbu 2001 for "Schism". In 2002, Keenan recorded a song called "Fallen" with 30 Sekunde do Marsa, koji je objavljen na benda istoimeni debi album.

Petnaest godina nakon njihovog formiranja, Tool had acquired what Dan Epstein of Revolver described as a devoted "cult" sljedeći, i svibnja 2006 Bend je objavio 10,000 Dani, album u kojem maynardKeenan je pjevao o više osobnih problema, za razliku od prijašnjih pokušaja da potaknu promjene. Njegova majka, who inspired the song "jimmy" na Ænima, also served as the inspiration for the two-part song "Wings for Marie" and "10,000 Days (Krila za Marie, Pt 2)", koja se bavi s njom 2003 smrt nakon 27 godina, ili oko 10,000 days, patnje. Album je prodan 564,000 primjeraka u svojoj uvodnoj tjedan u dopuštenje vlade. i bio je #1 na bilbord 200 ljestvice. Međutim, 10,000 Dani je dobio manje povoljno od strane kritičara od svojih prethodnika Lateralus bio.

Sljedeći 10,000 Dani, Alat je jedan album preostalo ispuniti obvezu svojih rekordnih ugovora. Iako postoji malo informacija dostupno o planovima za ovaj album, Bend je stalno raditi na svom petom studijskom izdanju. Alat je radio oko Keenanom i njegovih popratnih projekata od 1999, počevši sa stvaranjem A Perfect Circle, što je dovelo do nekoliko godina između projekata. Što se tiče budućnosti Tool, Keenan je navedeno u 2007 Intervju sa Spin, "We’ll make music together until one of us is dead."

Na ožujku 24, 2009, ljetna turneja je bio najavljen na web stranici Alata, i u ožujku 26 priopćenje za javnost Alat je potvrdio kao zvijezda za drugi godišnji Mile High Music Festivalu u Commerce City, Kolorado, s širenje panike i svađa. Alat je također pod naslovom Lollapalooza 2009 u Chicagu, Illinois.

Savršeni krug

Oni zadržati ide, "Are you working on another Tool album?" Ja sam poput majke na stolu. Ja sam, kao, rađanje bebe, a vi me pitate ako ću imati još jedno dijete. Ne odmah, vjerojatno. Ne stvarno osjećam kao seksa upravo sada, Imam jebenu bebu. Ovdje sam se poprsje u guzicu; trudimo se na taj. Ovo je naš novi dijete; mi smo ga njegovanja, da se razvija i prikazuje na svijetu.

Tijekom Alata post-Ænima pauze nositi s njihovim pravnim pitanjima, Keenan je počeo raditi s Billyjem Howerdel, Alata gitara tech kroz Ænima turneju, na drugom projektu. Supergrupa su formirana, Savršeni krug, počeo nastupati u 1999 i izdao svoj prvi album Mer de Noms u 2000. Izdali su uspješno praćenje u 2003 pod nazivom Trinaesti korak, referenca na dvanaest-korak programa (mnogi od tih pjesama su napisana iz perspektive oporavka). Oba albuma su na kraju certificirani platine. Njihova naknadna 2004 album, Emotivne, je prvenstveno sastavljen od korica, except for the singles Counting Bodies Like Sheep to the Rhythm of the War Drums"—a song inspired by "Pet" that was originally released on Thirteenth Step—and "Passive". Keenan later characterized the record as a political album with which he "tested the waters" and was subsequently "crucified" za to zbog sadržaja. To je certificiran zlata mjesec dana nakon premijere. Iste godine izdali su DVD i CD postaviti pod nazivom Amotion, koji je certificiran platine u roku od mjesec dana od objavljivanja.

Unatoč uspjehu, Budućnost A Perfect Circle ostaje neizvjesna. To je trenutno na bjelina, dijelom zbog Keenan je obveza za alat; Howerdel izvijestio u svibnju 2006 Intervju s MTV da supergrupu rad je zaključio zasad. Nakon više od dvije godine od bendova zadnji release, Keenan je upitan o statusu A Perfect Circle tijekom intervjua sa Revolver. On je naveo:

Pravi problem s prikazivanjem Alat i savršeni krug u isto vrijeme bio oboje rade na isti način. Oni su obje žive turneja bendova s ​​oznakom, još uvijek rade po starom ugovoru mentalitet. Dakle, mislio sam da je vrijeme da Savršeni krug ići za sada i neka Billy se istražiti. To je teško za čovjeka koji je otišao od toga da bude gitara tech [za alat] da se u grupi s pretenciozno, Poznati pjevač i da se živjeti u toj sjeni. To je važno za Billy otići i napraviti vlastitu stvar i stvarno istražiti svoj vlastiti zvuk i neka ljudi čuju što on ima za reći i kako će to učiniti na svoju vlastitu, a onda ćemo se vratiti i učiniti neke A Perfect Circle stvari. -Maynard James Keenan, Revolver, Prosinac 2007

imagesKad su ga pitali, u intervjuu za Spin taj isti mjesec, o mogućnosti drugog savršeni krug album, Keenan navedeno, "Maybe, jednog dana, pjesma na soundtracku. No album? Ne. Godinu dana kasnije, na prosinac 9, 2008, blabbermouth.net izvijestio da Keenan je najavio na puls radio da su on i Howerdel su pisanje novu glazbu za A Perfect Circle. Keenan je također rekao da je bend nema planova za nastavak full-scale touring, ili čak pisati i snimati novi album. Umjesto toga, they will focus on "one or two songs at a time", koji će najvjerojatnije biti objavljen putem interneta.

Na kolovoz 2, 2010, naizgled službeni (but not "verified") Twitter račun za bend je pokrenut s cvrkut čitanja: "It’s on." Cvrkut također povezan s Twitter računa Keenanom, Howerdel i Puscifer. Sljedeći dan račun tweeted, "Go tell Aunt Rosie… Stara siva guska je mrtav ne," povezivanje na više računa, uključujući i one Danny Lohner i Josh Freese. Vjeruje se da su obje Freese i James iha (Potonji od kojih i dalje se odnosi na sebe kao trenutni član APC) će oboje biti uključeni. That same day Billy Howerdel tweeted "The APC dust is shaking off!"

Puscifer

In 2003, Keenan surfaced under the name "Puscifer" for the song "REV 22:20" na soundtracku filma podzemni. Puscifer jednom je reklamirao kao strani projekt s Danny Lohner, koji je prije uživo s Nine Inch Nails, but has since been formed as a manifestation of Keenan’s "creative subconscious"—meaning that Keenan is now using the name as a pseudonym for his solo work. Keenan has stated that it is "a premiere improvisational hardcore band", and his "catch-all, tok svijesti, sve prolazi, itd." projekt. Kada uspoređujete projekt Alat u intervjuu Rolling Stone, Keenan described it as his "attempt to make music to inspire people. … Ovo je definitivno ne razmišljam čovjekov glazba, but groove-oriented music that makes you feel good." In a later interview with Artistdirect, Keenan said that he did not want the lyrics to be puzzles. He wanted the complexity to be in the music, stating "that’s the part that gets under your skin and makes you feel good."

In 2006, Puscifer contributed the song "The Undertaker (Renholder Mix)" to the soundtrack of Underworld: Evolution, where "Renholder", a moniker for Danny Lohner created by the members of A Perfect Circle, is the reversal of "Re: D Lohner". Keenan financed and released the first studio album, "V" Is for Vagina, in October 2007. Created in a tour bus, in several hotel rooms, and in various studios around the country while Keenan toured with Tool, the album is a radical departure from Keenan’s contributions in Tool and A Perfect Circle. Tim Alexander, najpoznatiji kao bubnjar za rock bend Primus, bio gost glazbenik na albumu. He called Puscifer "trancy and hypnotic" and a "total 180 from Tool". Album je kritiziran kao neusmjereno i nedostaje strasti i inteligencije prisutan u Keenan dosadašnjeg rada.

Puscifer je linija odjeće, sa robe dostupne za kupnju na web stranici benda. Na rujna 16, 2008, Keenan obnovljeno puscifer.com blog, revealing that the first ever Puscifer store would be opening "hopefully" do listopada 1 Jeronima u, Arizona. Zauzimaju malo prostora iznad tattoo salonu, trgovina otvorena na listopad 3, 2008. Osim robe dostupnih na benda online trgovine, Keenan je također dostupne lokalno Pržena kava, umjetnost, i Limited Edition kolekcionarstvo.

Na veljača 13-15, 2009, Keenan debuted Puscifer at the Pearl Concert Theater in Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, with a cabaret-style show so abstract it is not easily described. In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Keenan stated "we didn’t really have any clue what to call it, so we just kind of called it cabaret." Keenan—who has had previous experience with this type of entertainment, having fronted a similar show in Los Angeles before achieving fame with Tool—went on to add that "you just can’t really describe it, you just have to see it, then it makes sense." Featuring an ever-changing lineup of artists including Milla Jovovich and Primus drummer Tim Alexander, the show was originally said to have a long-term residency at the Pearl; however, Keenan later revealed that it was to be only a two-show performance.

Puscifer continued to perform with a revolving lineup throughout 2009 at venues around the Southwest. Međutim, in a November 2009 interview, Keenan navedeno: "Efforts to confine our beloved enigma to the Southwestern United States have been thwarted. We are compelled beyond all reason to bring the noise Eastward and share our special sauce. Although authorities suggest you be prepared for any and all possibilities, we simply suggest you arrive happy and hungry."

Writing and performance style

A primary purpose of Keenan’s lyrics for Tool involves a desire to connect with the listeners on a personal level; to encourage them to look within themselves for self-identity, understanding andmaynard2 reflection. Tool does not include lyrics with any releases as Keenan believes most people "don’t get it" and it is not a priority of the band that people do. Međutim, after each release Keenan has eventually published his typed lyrics online via the semi-official fansite, with the exception of "Lateralus", which was published on the official Tool website. Lyrical arrangements are often given special attention, such as in the lyrics to "Lateralus", wherein the number of syllables per line correspond to an arrangement of the Fibonacci numbers, and "Jambi", in which the metrical foot iamb is used. Keenan’s lyrics on Ænima and Lateralus focused on philosophy and spirituality—specific subjects range from organized religion in "Opiate", to evolution and Jungian psychology in "Forty-Six & 2" and transcendence in "Lateralus".

In live performances with Tool, Keenan has often been known to be situated on a platform towards the rear of the stage, without a spotlight, facing the backdrop rather than the audience. Breckinridge Haggerty, the band’s live video director, says that the dark spaces on stage "are mostly for Maynard". He explains, "a lot of the songs are a personal journey for him and he has a hard time with the glare of the lights when he’s trying to reproduce these emotions for the audience. He needs a bit of personal space, and he feels more comfortable in the shadows." An exception, which surprised even hardcore Tool fans, occurred when a fan climbed on stage and attempted to hug Keenan during the band’s performance of "Pushit". After picking the fan up and dropping him to the ground, Keenan wrapped himself around the man’s back. He eventually turned the fan to his stomach and sat on his back, where he stayed for "an uncomfortably long period of time." His appearance with Tool has included the Mohawk hairstyle, wigs, Kabuki masks, bras, tights, and his entire body in blue paint. This is contrasted with a variety of long haired wigs while performing with or promoting A Perfect Circle. His posture on stage is usually bent.

Describing Keenan’s contribution to Tool and A Perfect Circle, The New York Times wrote that "both groups rely on Mr. Keenan’s ability to dignify emotions like lust, anger and disgust, the honey in his voice adding a touch of profundity". Keenan’s ability as a vocalist has been lauded by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer: after his performance during an Alice in Chains reunion concert in 2005, freelance journalist Travis Hay saw him as "a natural fit at replacing Layne Staley". His unique style of singing has often been considered influential to artists such as Pete Loeffler of Chevelle.

Comedy and acting

Keenan became friends with comedian Bill Hicks in the early 1990s. Keenan did sketch comedy on improv nights in comedy clubs in Los Angeles during that time. The two became acquainted and Hicks later opened some Tool concerts. Best known is a routine Hicks did while on tour with Tool during the Lollapalooza tour in 1993, when he asked the audience to look for a contact lens he had lost. Keenan enjoyed this joke so much that he repeated it on a number of occasions.

Puscifermjk1_klein_30101115Keenan is featured in several segments of Mr. Show, most notably in the Ronnie Dobbs sketch presented in the first season. In one scene, he is seen being arrested with Dobbs. Later in the sketch he is featured wearing a wig as the lead singer of the then-fictitious band "Puscifer". When asked about the arrest of Dobbs, Keenan replies "Guilty? Yeah. I’m sure he’s guilty but… he knows it. I mean, you’re guilty, and you don’t know it. So… who’s really in jail?" He also appears in episode 2.6, "The Velveteen Touch of a Dandy Fop", as one of the viewers of Coupon: The Movie, saying "Now is not the time", waving the cameras off and slapping the microphone out of his face in disgust after walking out of the theater. Later, Keenan would sing on a track for the Mr. Show incarnation Run Ronnie Run, and appear in the "music video sex scene" on its DVD. Keenan appeared on the cover of the May/June 1999 issue of Pop Smear magazine, portraying Charles Manson as part of a photo essay, imitating a famous Life magazine portrait of the imprisoned murderer. He also appeared as Satan in the 2002 film Bikini Bandits and its 2004 sequel Bikini Bandits 2: Golden Rod. When asked in an interview which role was more difficult, Keenan responded, "Oh, Manson. He’s a real person. People know what he looks like, how he talked. With Satan there’s so much gray area."

In the mid-90s, responding to requests for Tool to perform in benefit shows, Keenan created "Free Frances Bean" tee-shirts to represent his own platform. Frances’ mother, Courtney Love, had previously referred to Keenan as a "media whore" to which he responded, "Isn’t that great? I have the distinction of being called a media whore by Courtney Love." He said that after watching "the tornado that is her mother", he thought "Oh my God, how is Frances Bean gonna survive this insanity?" Although it was started as a simple joke, the tee-shirts were soon in high demand and Keenan was giving them away.

On April 1, 2005, the official Tool website announced, as an April Fools’ Day prank, that "Maynard has found Jesus" and would be abandoning the recording of the new album temporarily and possibly permanently. Kurt Loder of MTV contacted Keenan via email to ask for a confirmation and received a nonchalant confirmation. When Loder asked again, Keenan’s response was simply "heh heh". On April 7, the official site revealed that it was a hoax. During an interview Keenan later stated, "It was April Fools’. If you fall for that on April Fools’ Day, there’s nothing I can do for you." He has been part of other April Fools’ pranks related to Tool, including one in which he was said to be in critical condition after a tour bus accident.

Keenan made his major feature film debut in the April 17, 2009, release of Crank: High Voltage. Sharing a scene with the movie’s lead, Jason Statham, Keenan portrays a dog walker "who has an electrifying experience […] in a public park".

Winemaking and other endeavors

In addition to being part-owner of Cobras & Matadors, an LA restaurant run by Steven Arroyo, and owner of a produce market in Cornville, Arizona; Keenan, whose grandparents and great-uncle made MaynardJamesKeenan-with-wine2wine in Northern Italy (in what is now Southern France), owns Merkin Vineyards and Caduceus Cellars, based in the unincorporated area of Page Springs/Cornville, Arizona, southwest of Sedona, where he resides. While the winery is named after an ancient symbol for commerce (caduceus), the vineyard is named after a pubic wig (merkin). He is also a partner of Stronghold Vineyards, "an 80-acre site dedicated to producing affordable wines in the state", located in the small, unincorporated area known as Kansas Settlement in Sulfur Springs Valley, Arizona. Keenan’s mother died in 2003, at the age of 59, due to complications from an aneurysm. Following her death, he scattered her ashes across one of his vineyards, and later named one of his wines after her, honoring her memory with his Cabernet Sauvignon "Nagual del Judith". In a statement released in April 2009, Keenan navedeno:

I am standing on a metaphorical plateau. The view from here suggests that I/we still have many mountains to negotiate. It has already been a long journey. But the successes and failures have been in balance. Which would suggest that I/we have chosen the correct path. I hold in my hands the evidence to support this statement . . . With tears in my eyes, I present to you the very first 100 percent Arizona Caduceus wine. Nagual del Judith, named after my late mother, Judith Marie.

His previous wines were named after relatives of the Chiricahua Apache chief Cochise who lived in the area where the vineyard is located, and were produced at Page Springs Cellars, owned by Keenan’s business partner. While those wines used some fruits imported from California, "Nagual del Judith" is the first made entirely from Keenan’s own vineyard.

During the fall season of 2008, Keenan began a small tour of sorts with his Stronghold Vineyards partner Eric Glomski, promoting his wine with signing sessions at Whole Foods Markets in California and Nevada. The tour continued in 2009 with sessions in Texas kicking off in March, and appearances scheduled during Tool’s 2009 summer tour in Florida, Massachusetts, and New Jersey. In July 2009, Keenan opened an organic market which features a tasting room for his Arizona wines as well as a food court. In an interview with Spinner.com that same month, Keenan stated that he had been taught by Southwestern chefs "how to make spaghettis and pastas and gnocchis and various soup stocks", which would be made fresh and served at the tastings.

Keenan is featured in Blood Into Wine: The Arizona Stronghold, a documentary co-produced by Moog filmmakers Ryan Page and Christopher Pomerenk that chronicles Keenan and Glomski’s embarkation into winemaking in the desert conditions of Arizona’s Verde Valley, and the success they’ve seen in the decade since its inception. The film, which includes appearances from Tim & Eric, Patton Oswalt, and Milla Jovovich, is to be shown at the Noise Pop festival on February 25, 2010, along with another documentary produced by Pomerenk, The Heart is a Drum Machine. It investigates why people create and listen to music, and features Keenan, Jason Schwartzman, Kurt Loder, Nic Harcourt, Juliette Lewis, and Elijah Wood.

Philanthropy

Keenan has used his voice on numerous occasions to support charitable causes. He performed at a 1997 benefit concert for RAINN (the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) organized by Tori Amosmaynard1233 (who had often referred to Keenan as an unofficial brother). He is one of the notable performers for Axis of Justice, a non-profit organization that brings musicians, fans of music, and grassroots political organizations together to fight for social justice. In 2004, Axis of Justice released Concert Series Volume 1. Included are two tracks featuring Keenan on vocals. The second track on the album, "(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding", was recorded live during Lollapalooza in Seattle, Washington on August 23, 2003. The first track, "Where the Streets Have No Name", was recorded live during the Axis of Justice Concert Series at The Avalon in Hollywood, California on July 19, 2004. In February 2005, Keenan appeared as a surprise vocalist at a Seattle benefit concert for victims of the 2004 earthquake and tsunami in southern Asia, performing with the partly reformed Alice in Chains, in place of the deceased vocalist Layne Staley, on the songs "Them Bones", "Man in the Box", and "Rooster".

Personal life

Keenan, who has described himself as "happily unmarried", was in a relationship as of December 2007, when he stated "For the first time in my life, I have someone who’s taking care of me, rather than the other way around." He has a son named Devo H. Keenan (rođen 1995) who sang backing vocals on A Perfect Circle’s Thirteenth Step, and later was credited as the cellist on Keep Telling Myself It’s Alright—the debut album of Ashes Divide, Billy Howerdel’s post-A Perfect Circle project. It was after the birth of his son that it occurred to Keenan to obscure his own identity in order to prevent his son from being "victimized by [his] career". The song "Breña" by A Perfect Circle uses the middle name of Keenan’s former fiancée, while the single "Judith" bears the name of Keenan’s mother, Judith Marie.

Keenan has a reputation for being reclusive, elliptical and controlling of his public image. He dislikes the manner in which rock stars are worshipped, and at one point carried business cards with the name "Jesus H. Christ" printed on them. Often having to deal with stalkers, Keenan has resorted to using a paintball rifle to run trespassing fans from his property. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is one of Keenan’s pursuits, and he studied under Rickson Gracie, koji je naširoko smatra jednim od borilačka vještina najvećih praktičara.

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