tool-maynardМејнард Џејмс Keenan (роден Џејмс Херберт Keenan април 17, 1964) е пејач, текстописец, музичар, продуцент, винар, и актер. По потекло од Охајо, Keenan помина средно училиште и колеџ години во Мичиген. По служба во Армијата во раните 1980-ти, тој присуствуваше Kendall колеџот за уметност и дизајн во Гранд Рапидс. Тој се пресели во Лос Анџелес, Калифорнија во 1988 да продолжи кариера во дизајнот на ентериер и да го поставите изградба. Тој го основа бендот алатката со Адам Џонс набргу потоа.

Keenan е познат како пејач на мулти-платинест рок бендови Tool и A Perfect Circle со кого има издадено четири и три студиски албуми, соодветно. Во 2003 тој создаде Puscifer како страничен проект, финансирање и ослободување на својот прв студиски албум во октомври 2007. Од зголемувањето на славата, Keenan е познат осаменик, иако тој не се појави за поддршка на хуманитарни цели.

Во прилог на својата музичка кариера, тој има настапувано импровизациски stand-up комедија и ventured во постапување. Тој е сегашен сопственик на Merkin Лозја и поврзани винарија, Caduceus визби, и има дел сопственост на Stronghold Лозја, сите се наоѓа во Аризона, каде што тој живее. Меѓу другите деловни потфати, тој е партнер во Лос Анџелес ресторан Cobras & Матадори, и е сопственик на производи на пазарот и органскиот пазар во Cornville, Аризона, вториот кој има дегустација соба за неговата вина, како и храна суд.

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Џејмс Keenan е роден во Равена, Охајо, април 17, 1964, единствено дете на Џудит Мари и Мајкл Лорен Keenan. Кога неговите родители се развеле во 1968, неговиот татко, професор во средно училиште, се пресели во Мичиген и Keenan само ќе го видам околу еднаш годишно за наредните 12 години. Неговата мајка се премажила, bringing Keenan into an "intolerant and unworldly household", каде што неговата интелигенција и креативно изразување би се задушува. Кога Keenan е 11, неговата мајка претрпе парализирачки церебрална аневризма, која подоцна ќе послужи како инспирација за многу од неговите креативни дела. Неколку години подоцна, таа убеди Keenan да живее со својот татко во Мичиген. Keenan considers this "the best move [тој] некогаш направени."

Инспириран од перформансите Бил Мареј е во 1981 комедија Страјпс, Keenan се приклучи на американската армија, со намера да имаат G.I. Бил фонд неговиот сон да присуствуваат уметничко училиште. Од оваа точка, тој живеел во Охајо, Мичиген, Њу Џерси, Њујорк, Оклахома, Канзас, и Тексас. Тој првично служел во армијата како напаѓач набљудувач пред студираат во САД Воената академија Подготвителна школа (Вест Поинт првично училиште) од 1983 да 1984. Во прилог на завршување на ригорозни математика и англиски наставен план, тој трчаше на крос-кантри тим и пееше во радост клуб. It was during his time in the military that he adopted the sobriquet "Maynard" на каприц. Се одликуваше со основна и напредна обука, но одби закажете состанок за да Вест Поинт и наместо тоа избра да продолжи музичката кариера поради неговата разочарување со своите колеги’ вредности и бидејќи знаеше Вест Поинт нема да толерира неговото дисидентство.

По завршувањето на неговиот мандат на enlistment, студирал уметност во Kendall колеџот за уметност и дизајн во Гранд Рапидс, Мичиген. Во 1988, тој се пресели во Лос Анџелес каде неговата љубов кон животните го наведе да се практикуваат внатрешен дизајн за миленичиња продавници, пред тој беше брзо отпуштен и започна со работа во собата изградба.

Музичка кариера

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Децата на анахрони династија, или почесто се нарекува C.A.D., беше алтернативен рок бенд кој е формиран во 1986 во Гранд Рапидс, Мичиген. Првично се состои од Мејнард Џејмс Keenan на вокали, бас гитара, и тапан машина програмирање со Kevin Horning на гитара, го издаваат независно компактен касета право Нокти во 1986, евидентирани во дневната соба Keenan е.
Во март 1987, Тод Horning (ритам гитара), Стен Хендерсон (бас), и Том Geluso (тапани) беа регрутирани од Keenan и поранешен бенд Horning на, TexA.N.S., да им помогне на снимање на нова ЕП повика Dog.House, кој беше издаден во пролетта 1987.
The band went nearly unnoticed during its time together, though interest in the band increased after Keenan became famous as the lead singer of Tool, A Perfect Circle, and Puscifer. Although Fingernails has been well-pirated on the Internet via MP3 format, Dog.House is considerably rarer.

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Maynard’s second band, he played bass. The band had released two albums before splitting apart. Little verifiable information is available on the TexA.N.S., as the band recieved little attention. Currently attention in the band has slightly increased due to interest in Maynard, though the band still isn’t highly sought after.

Tool

After moving to Los Angeles, Keenan met Adam Jones who had heard him singing on a demo in college. Impressed with Keenan’s vocals, Jones suggested that they form a band. Although reluctant at first, Keenan agreed and, in 1990, Tool was formed. Fronted by Keenan, the eventual lineup included guitarist Jones; his neighbor, drummer Danny Carey; and bassist Paul D’Amour, who would later be replaced by Justin Chancellor.

Tool signed to Zoo Entertainment in November 1991 and released the Opiate EP the following year. To support this release, the band toured with Fishbone and Rage Against the Machine. During a 1993tool2 show at the Church of Scientology’s Celebrity Centre in Los Angeles, Keenan (who would later write the lyrics "Fuck L. Ron Hubbard and fuck all his clones" in Ænema") bleated like a sheep for a good portion of the show. "Before our set this guy tries to intimidate me by showing me a gun in his jacket," Keenan recalled. "I explained to him that if he pissed me off I’d start a riot."

Кратко потоа, Алатка издадоа нивниот 1993 деби албум, Undertow, во САД. Тоа беше сертифицирана злато по само осум месеци, и платина помалку од една година подоцна. Во 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".

Во октомври 1996, бендот го издадоа нивниот втор студиски албум, Aenima. Албумот беше заверен злато во десет недели, постигне двојно платинест во десет месеци, и го освои Греми награда за најдобра метал изведба во 1998. After the release of the album, Tool began a prolonged legal battle with their label, Volcano Records (formerly Zoo Records), over contract violations. Following this legal battle, which resulted in a new three-record deal, the members of Tool decided to take some time off. During the hiatus, the band members were outspokenly critical of peer-to-peer file sharing networks, due to the negative financial impact on artists dependent on success in record sales. During an interview with NY Rock in 2000, Keenan stated, "I think there are a lot of other industries out there that might deserve being destroyed. The ones who get hurt by MP3s are not so much companies or the business, but the artists, people who are trying to write songs."

Five years after the release of Ænima, Tool announced a new album, Systema Encéphale, with a 12-song tracklist in January 2001. A month later, the band revealed that the new album was actually titled Lateralus and that the previous announcement had been a ruse. The album was released in May 2001 to positive reviews. Known for his "dark, intelligent, compelling, and unexpected lyrical twists", Keenan was acclaimed for his songwriting on the album, in which he "doesn’t cross the line from darkness to ugliness … as often as he has in the past". In an interview with NY Rock, Keenan explained, "Everything we release with Tool is inspired by our music. It doesn’t matter if it is a video or if its lyrics. The lyrics for "Schism" are nothing more than my interpretation of the music." The album became a worldwide success, reaching #1 on the U.S. Billboard 200 albums chart in its debut week, and Tool received their second Grammy Award for the best metal performance of 2001 for "Schism". Во 2002, Keenan recorded a song called "Fallen" with 30 Seconds to Mars that was released on the band’s self-titled debut album.

Fifteen years after the band’s formation, Tool had acquired what Dan Epstein of Revolver described as a devoted "cult" following, and in May 2006 the band released 10,000 Days, an album in which maynardKeenan sang about more personal issues in contrast to previous attempts to inspire change. His mother, who inspired the song "jimmy" on Ænima, also served as the inspiration for the two-part song "Wings for Marie" and "10,000 Days (Wings for Marie, Pt 2)", which deals with her 2003 death after 27 години, or around 10,000 days, of suffering. The album sold 564,000 copies in its opening week in the U.S. and was #1 on the Billboard 200 charts. However, 10,000 Days was received less favorably by critics than its predecessor Lateralus had been.

Following 10,000 Days, Tool has one album remaining to fulfill the obligation of its record contract. Though there is little information available on plans for this album, the band is steadily working towards its fifth studio release. Tool has worked around Keenan and his side projects since 1999, starting with the creation of A Perfect Circle, which has led to several years between projects. Regarding the future of Tool, Keenan stated in a 2007 interview with Spin, "We’ll make music together until one of us is dead."

On March 24, 2009, a summer tour was announced on Tool’s website, and in a March 26 press release Tool was confirmed as a headliner for the second annual Mile High Music Festival in Commerce City, Colorado, with Widespread Panic and The Fray. Tool also headlined Lollapalooza 2009 in Chicago, Illinois.

A Perfect Circle

They keep going, "Are you working on another Tool album?" I’m like a mother on a table. I’m, like, giving birth to a baby, and you’re asking me if I’m going to have another baby. Not right now, probably. Don’t really feel like having sex right now, I’m having a fucking baby. I’m out here busting my ass; we’re working hard on this. This is our new child; we’re nurturing it, developing it and showing it to the world.

During Tool’s post-Ænima hiatus to deal with their legal issues, Keenan began working with Billy Howerdel, Tool’s guitar tech through the Ænima tour, on a different project. The supergroup they formed, A Perfect Circle, began performing in 1999 and released its first album Mer de Noms in 2000. They released a successful follow-up in 2003 titled Thirteenth Step, a reference to twelve-step programs (many of the songs were written from the perspective of recovery). Both albums were eventually certified platinum. Their subsequent 2004 album, Emotive, was primarily composed of covers, 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" for it because of the content. It was certified gold the month after its release. That same year they released the DVD and CD set entitled Amotion, which was certified platinum within a month of its release.

Despite its success, the future of A Perfect Circle remains uncertain. It is currently on hiatus, partly due to Keenan’s commitments to Tool; Howerdel reported in a May 2006 interview with MTV that the supergroup’s work was concluded for the time being. After more than two years since the bands last release, Keenan was asked about the status of A Perfect Circle during an interview with Revolver. He stated:

The real problem with running Tool and A Perfect Circle at the same time was they both operate the same way. They’re both live touring bands with a label, still working under the old contract mentality. So I thought it was time to let A Perfect Circle go for now and let Billy explore himself. It’s tough for a guy who went from being a guitar tech [for Tool] to being in a band with a pretentious, famous singer and having to live in that shadow. It was important for Billy to go and do his own thing and really explore his own sound and let people hear what he has to say and how he would do it on his own, and then we’ll get back and do some A Perfect Circle stuff. —Maynard James Keenan, Revolver, December 2007

imagesWhen asked, in an interview for Spin that same month, about the possibility of another A Perfect Circle album, Keenan stated, "Maybe, someday, a song on a soundtrack. But an album? No. A year later, on December 9, 2008, blabbermouth.net reported that Keenan had announced on The Pulse of Radio that he and Howerdel have been writing new music for A Perfect Circle. Keenan also said that the band has no plans to resume full-scale touring, or even to write and record a new album. Instead, they will focus on "one or two songs at a time", which will most likely be released via the Internet.

On August 2, 2010, a seemingly official (but not "verified") Twitter account for the band was launched with a tweet reading: "It’s on." The tweet also linked to the Twitter accounts of Keenan, Howerdel and Puscifer. The following day the account tweeted, "Go tell Aunt Rosie… The old grey goose is dead not," linking to more accounts including those of Danny Lohner and Josh Freese. It is believed that both Freese and James Iha (the latter of whom still refers to himself as a current member of APC) will both be involved. That same day Billy Howerdel tweeted "The APC dust is shaking off!"

Puscifer

Во 2003, Keenan surfaced under the name "Puscifer" for the song "REV 22:20" on the Underworld film soundtrack. Puscifer was once advertised as a side project with Danny Lohner, who had formerly performed live with 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, stream of consciousness, anything goes, etc." project. When comparing the project to Tool in an interview with Rolling Stone, Keenan described it as his "attempt to make music to inspire people. … This is definitely not thinking man’s music, 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."

Во 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, best known as the drummer for rock band Primus, was a guest musician on the album. He called Puscifer "trancy and hypnotic" and a "total 180 from Tool". The album was criticized as unfocused and lacking in the passion and intelligence present in Keenan’s previous work.

Puscifer is also a clothing line, with merchandise available for purchase on the band’s website. On September 16, 2008, Keenan updated the puscifer.com blog, revealing that the first ever Puscifer store would be opening "hopefully" by October 1 in Jerome, Аризона. Occupying a small space above a tattoo parlor, the store opened on October 3, 2008. In addition to the merchandise available on the band’s online store, Keenan has also made available locally-roasted coffee, art, and limited edition collectibles.

On February 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. However, in a November 2009 interview, Keenan stated: "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. However, 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 & Матадори, an LA restaurant run by Steven Arroyo, and owner of a produce market in Cornville, Аризона; 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, Аризона, 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, Аризона. 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 stated:

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. Во 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 (роден 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, who is widely considered one of the martial art’s greatest practitioners.

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