With three very different but all compelling bands to his name — TOOL, A Perfect Circle and Puscifer — Maynard James Keenan has a deep catalog of great music to feel good about. But what single song is he proudest of?
Keenan was asked just that during an appearance on BBC 1 Radio's popular segment "Music Ruined My Life," and foregoing his two most popular groups, the singer pointed to Puscifer fan favorite "Grand Canyon," off 2015's Money $hot.
"I feel like it's one of the few tracks that's actually capturing landscape and soundscape altogether," Keenan said, "and a difficult puzzle to put together 'cause it wasn't easy to put all those elements vocally together."
He continued, "To really make it work, it was very clunky. If you heard some of the early versions of it, what we we're trying to do, it was like 'oh, bench this thing. It's not working.' … The first initial attacks were like, 'This is a disaster.' Like, 'No wait, no it's not. Move this part over to here, move this part over to here.' Now it measures up. Now the soundscape and the landscape starts to unveil."