CONCERT REVIEW: Sessanta Tour – A Perfect Circle – Primus – Puscifer Live at Talking Stick Resort

So sorry, I’m a lil hungover, I was at this crazy house party last night. It was my friend’s birthday and he invited all his friends to jam out! It was insane. There were a ton of people. There were two levels to this place. The top level held three full drum kits and two lounge / living room areas with sofas. This was connected to the lower level by staircases (featuring fully functional stair lifts for the old man), and featured a ping pong table and rock em – sock em robots. It was great to see the members of the bands just hanging out and partying while randomly picking up their instruments and playing their favorite original songs. Continue reading

Danny Carey Reveals Ancient Tool Band History Secrets, New “Ænima” Vinyl Remaster and More in a New Interview with Rick Beato

In a new interview with popular Rock music YouTuber Rick Beato, Danny Carey of Tool welcomes Rick into the band’s secret Los Angeles rehearsal studio, where much of the band’s music has been formed since 1989-1990. In a wide-ranging chat nearly an hour Danny discussed the formation of the band, how he met Maynard James Keenan and Adam Jones, his work in the music industry before Tool was a band, his influences growing-up as well as in-depth discussions of his drumming techniques, hardware and the key to his tunings, as well as recording secrets of the band, the not yet announced new “Ænima” vinyl remaster, Fear Innoculum and live performance notes. For Tool fans bands, future aspiring drummers and prog musicians, this is a must-watch!Continue reading

CONCERT REVIEW: Tool – Elder Live at Footprint Center

February 9th and 10th the Footprint Center stage, in Phoenix, AZ, lit up with the powerhouse that is Tool with direct support from Boston bred/and mostly now Germany-based band Elder. Elder started by warming up our ears to their heavy riffs and long instrumentals. This was my first time experiencing Elder, and I had never heard of the band until then. After this one experience though, I can easily see how the band fits and compliments Tool on this tour, as they too have some psychedelic and captivating soundscapes that just simply fits. Continue reading

Puscifer, A Perfect Circle and Primus Announce New and Final Dates to 2024 U.S. Sessanta Tour


Sessanta, the tour featuring Puscifer, A Perfect Circle, and Primus joining forces, and sharing band members for a wholly unique concert experience, have announced an additional eight, and final, dates to their previously announced 2024 U.S. Tour, with the trek now making its way to the Northeastern U.S. as well as Chicago, Detroit and Kansas City.

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Puscifer, A Perfect Circle, and Primus Team Up for “Sessanta” Tour Dates

Sessanta, an untraditional tour that sees Puscifer, A Perfect Circle, and Primus joining forces, and sharing band members, is slated for April of 2024. The Western U.S. outing is a resurrection, and expansion, of the 2014 Los Angeles event, Cinquanta, which was originally a one-time only celebration. Much like that fabled evening, which commemorated Maynard James Keenan’s landmark 50th birthday, Sessanta celebrates the Puscifer and A Perfect Circle frontman as he turns 60. Sessanta’s unique format sees the musicians from the trio of bands joining each other’s performances throughout the concert. While each group will have their own distinctive set, the players will continually transform as the night unfolds.

“It took some massaging, and some long days in rehearsal, but we managed to seamlessly pull off this three-song rotation at Cinquanta, my 50th birthday shows, at The Greek Theatre in 2014,” says Keenan of the seven-date run that also sees A Perfect Circle’s first live performances since 2018. “Bands aren’t used to simultaneously sharing the stage with other bands, but if anyone can do it, it’s Primus, A Perfect Circle, and Puscifer.”


Tickets are on-sale this Friday, Sept. 15, with VIP options available via

Sessanta dates:


April 17 Phoenix, AZ Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre


April 18 San Diego, CA The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park


April 20 Los Angeles, CA The Hollywood Bowl


April 21 Berkeley, CA Greek Theatre


April 23 West Valley City, UT Maverik Center


April 25 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre


April 26 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre


Puscifer – photo credit: Travis Shinn

A Perfect Circle – photo credit: Paul Harris

Primus – photo courtesy of artist




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Maynard James Keenan’s Caduceus Cellars and Merkin Vineyards to Open Hilltop Winery & Trattoria, and Caduceus Cellars Hilltop Facility and VSC Ventura Room


Winemaker Maynard James Keenan (Tool, Puscife, a perfect circle) and the team behind Caduceus Cellars and Merkin Vineyards invite people to experience the Verde Valley as never before, with the Oct. 6. Opening of the Merkin Vineyards Hilltop Winery & Trattoria, and Caduceus Cellars Hilltop Facility and VSC Ventura Room.

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Tool’s Debut Full-Length Album “Undertow” Turns 30

Thirty years ago today, Tool released their debut album Undertow (Zoo Entertainment/Volcano). Following the industry buzz of their EP Opiate a year earlier, the band catapulted to mainstream success on the back of singles and disturbing videos and MTV staples such as “Sober,” “Prison Sex” and “Intolerance.” Check out this playlist of undertow content and read our retrospective review from its 25-year anniversary. Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Puscifer – Existential Reckoning : Rewired

Puscifer will always be best known as one of the many creative outlets for Tool / A Perfect Circle vocalist Maynard James Keenan, and as an avenue for the most obscure depths of his musical creativity. But the band has always been a collaborative affair, with Keenan working alongside many different artists over the years, with their albums subsequently always providing an infusion of many different ideas and experiences. Existential Reckoning : Rewired (Puscifer Entertainment / Alchemy Recordings/ BMG) is the remix accompaniment to their 2020 album, which itself was a typically avant-garde electro-rock melting pot of futuristic and otherworldly sounds.

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