Maynard James Keenan calls the next Puscifer album “‘Twin Peaks’ in the desert”

Posted by jessepac on Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at 1:07 PM (PST)

Maynard James KeenanTool’s enigmatic front man Maynard James Keenan is planning on writing a second Puscifer album, but only after he finishes his currently scheduled A Perfect Circle tour. The album is being recorded in the desert, in the basement of his Arizona wine cellar.

This is what Kennan had to say about the recording locale:

“The Verde Valley has so much diversity. You’ve got stories of ghosts and aliens, plus Republicans, Democrats, conservatives, liberals, vineyards, ranches, horses. It’s hostile territory: You’ve got scorpions, black widows, brown recluse, javelina, rattlesnakes… and hippies.”

Already announced guest musicians include Jeff Friedl and Matt McJunkins from Ashes Divide, L.A. songwriter Juliette Commagere, Bat for Lashes drummer Sarah Jones, and ex-Mars Volta drummer Jon Theodore.

Keenan’s main band, Tool, is still in the writing phase for the new album.

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