Maynard James Keenan Explains What He Thinks About David Bowie As A Frontman

Puscifer frontman Maynard James Keenan revealed his list of favorite frontpeople during an interview with Revolver, while the list has numerous legendary musicians that had a great influence on music history, his final person on that list is none other than the icon himself, David Bowie.

As many of you know, there are countless lead vocalists in music history that shaped the future of music, created countless hits, became an icon, and left their mark on other musicians as well. While it’s impossible to name each and every one of them, everybody can have a list of the best vocalists of all time according to their tastes.

However, it isn’t hard to guess a few names in the majority of the lists, one name for sure would be David Bowie who was a leading figure in the music industry and is regarded as one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. It’s near impossible to name his achievements throughout his music career that spanned over more than five decades, but it’s possible to name him a music icon easily.

During a recent interview, Maynard James Keenan revealed his own list of favorite frontmen including Steve Martin, Gerald Casale, Henry Rollins, and many more, each has its own explanation and the reasons why they all are so amazing according to Keenan.

Puscifer’s frontman also added another name to the list, David Bowie who experienced multiple transformations throughout his career gracefully and that’s why Keenan decided to see his name on his list. In addition to this, Keenan stated that Bowie released an album even after his passing, that’s how incredible he is.

Here is what the interviewer said:

“Finally, you had David Bowie because he went through so many changes gracefully.”

Here is what Keenan said:

“Absolutely, and put out an album after he died, that prick. That’s crazy talk. Yeah, standing by that; a very flexible performer.”

As you might remember, two days after his 69th birthday and the release of the album ‘Blackstar,’ David Bowie passed away due to liver cancer in his New York City apartment on 10 January 2016. Despite the fact that the legendary musician had been diagnosed 18 months earlier, he preferred to not made his condition public.

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