The fans at Coachella tend to wear things no humans should. (Except for the bros, of course.) But the artists on stage can commit some cringe-worthy fashion faux pas as well. (Here's hoping they take some of those hard earned Coachella dollars from this weekend and hire a better stylist for weekend ... More >>
Back in July, I met Slash for the first time ever. Sure, it's daunting and all to meet the guy whose MTV video solos you imitated on your coffee table with a broom.
But then he was all, "I think we've met before."
Uh, no. We had not. I think I would have remembered.
Then it hits. He thinks I'm ... More >>
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Rap-rock remains the coolest idea ever. You've just been scared off of it by the mountain of terrible rap-rock in existence. Here are ten songs that prove the Woodstock '99-tainted genre could ... More >>
A Perfect CircleA Perfect Circle's debut album Mer de Noms is a tick past its 10th birthday, but it has lost little of its sheen.
The combination of Maynard James Keenan's aching vocals and Billy Howerdel's guitar veneer gave the quintet an immediate identity outside of its players' other pr ... More >>
We here at West Coast Sound, existing as we do at the geographic crossroads of the music biz and the film industry, like to make a point of keeping readers abreast of inspired audio/visual intersections.
For instance, exactly one month ago, we alerted you to yet another outgrowth of Maynard ... More >>
Maynard James CowboyBy now, it shouldn't be news to many that Tool/Puscifer/A Perfect Circle frontman Maynard James Keenan owns a small winery based in Arizona, or that he's planning to release a documentary about... well, that winery come February 2010.
A trailer was released in May reveal ... More >>
Tool-man Maynard James Keenan just posted his new Puscifer music video as a preview of next week's digital EP "C" Is for (Please Insert Sophomoric Genitalia Reference HERE). (That's what he's calling the record. It's not us being Victorian. We can say "cock" all we want. Cock cock cock cock.)
Our ... More >>
This weekend was definitely one you could call a perfect beach weekend, though that didn't keep us from heading indoors for more entertainment and nights that went much later than we'd planned. We counted curse words with Denis Leary, boogied with Puscifer, partied at Electric Cherry Blossom and cra ... More >>
Click here for photos of the arrest.
Maynard James Keenan is a man of many pursuits: musician, vintner, and as it turns out, cop. The latter I discovered the hard way when Sheriff Keenan arrested me for trespassing after I tracked him down for an interview about Puscifer's upcoming performances a ... More >>
Sounds pretty awesome to us: Vintner and Musician Maynard James Keenan, best known for his work with Tool and A Perfect Circle (and Caduceus Cellars), will bring his long running Puscifer project, a cabaret/circus/Vaudeville/music act, to LA for the first time on April 4. The act/band/whatever pla ... More >>
You've got to hand it to Maynard James Keenan. The man's a musical titan, he makes a great bottle of wine, and he's got one of the sharpest senses of humor I've ever had the pleasure of working with. Check out the above "press conference" starring Maynard James Keenan as Major Douche to promote th ... More >>
Barack Obama at Gibson Amphitheater
Tool at Nokia Theatre.
By Ryan Colditz
I saw a show no one else will ever see. Senator Barack Obama opening for Tool.
Barack Obama made a visit to Universal Amphitheater Monday night, greeted by a largely young crowd, rowdy and anxious to see the man who has pl ... More >>