Maynard James Keenan Clarifies The Difference Between Tool And Puscifer

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During a recent interview with Revolver, Tool and Puscifer lead singer Maynard James Keenan explained the main difference between his bands in terms of live performances. The musician’s response revealed the styles of the two bands’ stage shows.

Maynard James Keenan has received very positive comments thanks to his successful career as Tool, Puscifer, and A Perfect Circle’s founder and lead vocalist for more than thirty years. He started his musical journey by founding Tool in 1990, but he also formed Puscifer and A Perfect Circle some years later. Surprisingly, almost all of them hit the charts and gained a great fan base following the release of popular records.

It is rare to see a musician successful and productive in three different bands simultaneously. However, his longtime dedicated fans know that Keenan has always been a man of rare and extraordinary things. In one of the interviews that he joined a short time ago, Keenan stated that the critical facts of success are satisfying fans and working hard to change, improve, and create new things all the time.

Recently, Keenan unveiled the differences between Tool and Puscifer. The frontman said they are working with more professional operators and an insane production to create epic Tool shows. However, Puscifer’s stage performances are more theatre-like intimate shows, focusing on craftsmanship.

Here’s what the host said:

“You are winding up in a sense the Tool shows then you rehearse, and you go out. What’s the difference between Tool and Puscifer?

Keenan stated in his interview that:

“As far as touring… in the Tool shows, you have got four top-notch operators on point for the most part. We’re all getting older, and things are creaking a little bit more, but you have this insane production. Those guys are so loud already, their individual stage volumes are big, and so for me, it’s actually a nice break because the subtleties that we work through with Puscifer ends up being far more craftwork control over levels, just easier space to navigate in for cabaret nature of some of the things we do.”

You can check out the interview below.