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Tool Frontman Working With Rage Against The Machine Members

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The Pulse of Radio reports: TOOL frontman Maynard James Keenan says that he recently worked on a new song with drummer Brad Wilk and bassist Tim Commerford of AUDIOSLAVE and RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE. Although Wilk and Commerford were rumored to have played on Keenan's upcoming PUSCIFER album, the singer told The Pulse of Radio that the collaboration took a somewhat different shape. "They found themselves not working with (singer Chris) Cornell after the last AUDIOSLAVE record and they wanted to know if I was interested in starting a band. And I said 'No, I've got this other thing going on and two other bands to boot.' But what I suggested to them was that they should start their own band and have me sing a song, and have some other singers sing a song. I think on some level they agreed, and so that's what we kind of did. I went in and we wrote a song together and right now they're currently trying to record that song, and I'll go sing on it."

A different version of the same song, which is called "Mono Stead", also appears on the debut PUSCIFER record, "V Is For Vagina", which comes out on October 30.

There's no further details on the album project that the RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE musicians are working on or if guitarist Tom Morello is involved.

PUSCIFER is the umbrella for a loose collective of musicians, comedians and other artists that Keenan has been working with since the early '90s.

TOOL begins a new North American tour on November 14 in Austin, Texas.

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. Vicarious_Intent writes:

It would have been much cooler if he was the permanent singer, but I can understand why he can't do it and this is still cool anyway. I'll look forward to it.

# Oct 19, 2007 @ 11:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Stefawnduh writes:

i completely agree........ i love maynard! yay that theyre doing another tour. they better come to charlotte! i missed themlast time since they were in winston salem.... but anyways yeh im looking forward to hearing this track and all of the puscifer cd..... love yall

# Oct 20, 2007 @ 9:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Cozen writes:

Hey Stefawnduh, I caught the Winston Salem show. Highlights were "FLOOD" and "Roseta Stoned". Great light show. Disappointed in the sound techs lately. Turn the microphone up pleasseeee! Anyway, I bought the Puscifer CD on the 30th and it is worth a buy. It's just a fun project for Maynard that you don't have to take too seriously. CD sounds good turned up loud. Highlights on the album - "Queen B" & "Momma Sed" ...keep an open mind

# Nov 1, 2007 @ 9:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. stephen writes:

Hmm... this project actually has some potential. Even if it's only a temp thing.

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5. SlayerRulz writes:

Hey! Suck meets Suck!

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6. SlugEmperor writes:

slayerrulz, Tom araya's vocals suck sh** in comparison to maynard's, so go make fun of avenged sevenfold instead.

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7. SlayerRulz writes:

Whoa, u got me! I'm dying! But I think maynard is a crossdressing fag, so there pilgrim! Now on to avenged sevenfold!!!!!!!!!!!

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