Maynard James Keenan

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    October 2, 2014

    In Defense of Tribute Shows

    It's been said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but in the world of music no one appreciates a copycat, especially those who work for months and sometimes even years to bring something new and original into the world. Tribute shows -- that is, those with bands whose sole purpose is ... More >>

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    October 8, 2013

    From Trent Reznor to Marilyn Manson, ten famous musicians before they were stars

    By Jermaine Charles All performers, no matter who they are or how talented they may be, had a time before they were famous when they were still coming into their own. For some, that time can be awkward or even cringe-inducing to reflect on, while for others, the progression seems more natural. Take ... More >>

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    June 24, 2013

    A culinary tour of LoDo, wine and movie-watching, vegan pizza and more on the calendar

    LoDo Bites -- a culinary walking tour of restaurants in lower downtown -- takes place from 5 to 9 p.m. tomorrow. While sampling small bites at dozens of downtown restaurants and enjoying drink specials and desserts at select locations, attendees can also appreciate the incredible area that LoDo has ... More >>

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    April 14, 2013

    The questionable fashion of Coachella artists

    We all know Coachella is a textbook study on the desire to wear things that no human should. That typically applies to the crowd, which comes decked out in ill-fitting, barely-there outfits, wearing spirit hoodies and every piece of tight neon attire imaginable. But artists on stage can commit some ... More >>

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    November 11, 2011

    Review: Puscifer at the Paramount Theatre, 11/10/11

    ​PUSCIFER AT PARAMOUNT THEATRE | 11/10/11This was not Tool. If this point wasn't already clear to those familiar with Puscifer, it was driven home, when Maynard James Keenan appeared on stage dressed like Kenny Chesney, black cowboy hat and all, in front of a goddamn Airstream trailer and barb ... More >>

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    October 4, 2011

    Mile Highlights: Denver/Boulder area concert news, local radio playlists and top album sales

    Here's what's happening in music on the Front Range this week: On the concert front, a show at the Paramount Theatre featuring Puscifer was announced, along with a Kulwicki Twins Foundation benefit at the Bluebird Theater in January being headlined by Mudhoney and The Fluid. On local radio specialty ... More >>

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    August 3, 2011

    Review: A Perfect Circle at Red Rocks, 8/2/11

    Aaron ThackerayThis is more of Maynard James Keenan than we saw last night at Red Rocks​A PERFECT CIRCLE at RED ROCKS | 8/2/11It seems more than a bit paradoxical that A Perfect Circle's frontman prefers to perform in background. With Tool, his primary band, and with A Perfect Circle, Maynard ... More >>

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    July 28, 2011

    A Perfect Circle

    Tuesday, August 2, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 303-830-8497.

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    February 16, 2011

    The Infinite Monkey Theorem winery gets major love from Wine Spectator

    ​Valentine's Day came early for Ben Parsons, winemaker/owner of The Infinite Monkey Theorem winery. Not in the form of chocolate-covered corkscrews or any other such frippery; the gift he received was something every Colorado winemaker has been pining away for: a Wine Spectator score of 88 poi ... More >>

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    July 15, 2010

    Catching The Heart is a Drum Machine on the second rotation

    The first time The Heart is a Drum Machine caught my eye was sometime in March when it popped up on my Netflix Instant queue. It looked interesting -- but I quickly moved on to something else -- probably something with explosions or monsters or some obscure foreign film that put me to sleep. Eithe ... More >>

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    May 11, 2010

    Tool, Limp Bizkit, American Idol Live! shows announced

    ​Nearly a year after Tool's triumphant headlining set at the Mile High Music Festival, Maynard James Keenan and company return to the area for a two-night stand at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Monday and Tuesday, June 28 and 29. Reserved tickets are $52.50 to $69.50 and go on sale Saturday, May 1 ... More >>

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    November 23, 2009

    Over the weekend: Puscifer at the Paramount Theatre

    Puscifer (Aaron Thackeray)​Puscifer, Uncle Scratch's Gospel's Revival Saturday, November 21, 2009 Paramount Theatre Better than: Watching old reruns of Hee Haw. It would have been hard to predict the format and content of Saturday night's Puscifer show based solely on the outfit's studio recordin ... More >>

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    November 20, 2009

    The Weekend Showdown: Polytoxic's The Last Waltz Revisited leads our top picks for this weekend

    We would hate for you to miss out on all the awesome that happens every weekend in our fair city, so we've decided to run down three of the best shows in one easy-to-swallow post. Tell us -- and the rest of the world -- what we missed in the comments. 1. The Last Waltz revisited The Boulder Theat ... More >>

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    November 19, 2009
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    November 18, 2009

    Q&A with Maynard James Keenan of Puscifer and Tool

    "My name is Maynard James Keenan -- and I think you've got a purty mouth."​Maynard James Keenan is tough to pin down. Over the years, he's fronted a variety of different bands -- most famously Tool, but also A Perfect Circle and, currently, Puscifer, a wild and sometimes wacky ensemble that he ... More >>

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    September 15, 2009

    Steely Dan, Mark Knopfler, Rob Zombie, Puscifer shows announced

    ​It's been an insanely busy week of concert announcements that run the gamut from King Kahn & BBQ Show and Melt-Banana, Wolfmother and Ghostland Observatory to Stone Temple Pilots, Insane Clown Posse and Kevin Smith (yep, Silent Bob himself will speak). Steely Dan fans might get a bit giddy to ... More >>

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    July 19, 2009

    Mile High Music Fest Live Reviews: Day One

    Aaron Thackeray See photos of Day One's fans on the slideshow page. It's here: The second edition of the Mile High Music Fest is underway, and our gaggle of writers and photogs are shvitzing their way around the grounds to bring you ongoing, as-close-to-live-as-my-fingers-allow coverage of Denver ... More >>

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    February 26, 2009

    Maynard James Keenan and the bottle of the bands

    Top Chef may be over, but you can still see stars -- in person -- when Maynard James Keenan, the frontman for Tool and Puscifer, and vintner Eric Glomski, his partner in Arizona Stronghold Vineyards, host a bottle-signing from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. tonight and again from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at t ... More >>

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    December 11, 2008
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    November 30, 2007

    Ben Harper and John Butler Release CDs Cut at Twist & Shout

    Since opening in October 2006, Twist & Shout's Lowenstein Center HQ, at 2508 East Colfax, has earned loads of praise from locals like us. Now, folks well beyond the metro area will begin to learn the store's name thanks to a pair of high-profile releases recorded live in Twist's terrific performance ... More >>

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    November 22, 2007

    Trans Am

    Thursday, November 22, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.

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    November 8, 2007


    "V" Is for Vagina
    Puscifer Entertainment

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    August 24, 2006

    Mouth of the Architect

    Sunday, August 27, Marquis Theater, 303-298-0900.

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    May 18, 2006

    Tool Time

    Tool puts all the emphasis on the music.

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    May 4, 2006


    Wednesday, May 10, Buell Theatre, 303-830-8497, SOLD OUT.

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    November 11, 2004

    A Perfect Circle

    Emotive (Virgin)

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    December 27, 2001


    Backbeat writers revisit their favorite albums of the year.

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    July 27, 2000

    Going Def

    After more than a decade, the Deftones are overnight sensations.

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    August 14, 1997
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    December 19, 1996

    To Buy or Not to Buy

    Reviews of 23 recent superstar recordings--just in time for your holiday purchasing pleasure.