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Tool Frontman Uploads Unique Backstage Footage Online

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Maynard James Keenan, of the Los Angeles, California progressive metal act Tool, has posted some unique backstage footage from its recent appearance in Brisbane, Australia. You can view the video below:

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1. brandedcfh420 writes:

great footage...actually get to see it from the band view....keep'em coming!!

# Jan 27, 2011 @ 8:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. twobntouch writes:

Caught Tool at the download festival a few years back in the UK. Maynard stayed behind the drummer the whole show without coming out front once. I've never seen a band live where the singer hides.

# Jan 27, 2011 @ 12:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. brandedcfh420 writes:

TOOL is more about the music than anything else. typical maynard for ya 2BNT (post 2)...

# Jan 27, 2011 @ 1:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. EsotericSurgery writes:

#2, Neither have I...what's your point?

...TOOL!!! FVCKING TOOL!!!!!!!!!

That's all.

# Jan 27, 2011 @ 2:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Blindgreed1 writes:

2BNT: That's how Maynard rolls. I've seen Tool more times than I can count and he's never been your typical "front man". In fact, the only time i've ever seen him in front of the band was during the Lateralus tour (and even then he was painted in flourescent paint under a black light) and the Undertow tour which he was incognito or costume for every song.

# Jan 27, 2011 @ 4:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. metalmagga writes:

I was at this show, Maynard did stay at the back the whole time. Didn't stop it from being a great show though, Tool is amazing.

# Jan 27, 2011 @ 4:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. weasel321 writes:

I agree with all of the posts. I've seen tool many times and that's how MJK is. Branded is right, it's about the music.

# Jan 27, 2011 @ 7:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Ozzie writes:

I saw them at Big Day Out on the GOld Coast earlier this week. They also performed here only a few years ago and last times show was much better. YOu only see Maynards sillouette for the entire show, and their song selection wasnt that great for a festival (too many slow songs) But they still put on a great show! I think they got out staged by Rammstein who played just before them though.

# Jan 27, 2011 @ 8:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. DM725 writes:

I've seen Tool about 6 or 7 times and the time I saw them in Germany at the Rock Am Park festival he was wearing jeans and a cowboy hat and was visible to the left of Carey on a platform the entire show. This was for 10,000 Days.

The other times I saw them it was like others mentioned.

# Jan 27, 2011 @ 10:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Blindgreed1 writes:

^^^I saw the same tour here and can confirm that he was actually in front of Danny here, but once again no stage lighting. You could see that it was Maynard with a cowboy hat on and occasionally the familiar bull horn, but you couldn't see his facial features and NEVER a spotlight.

# Jan 28, 2011 @ 9:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Cozen writes:

I concur with all posts about Maynard's presence at shows.

I will add that I had what I thought were sh!tty seats to one of the Lateralus shows I attended (side stage w/ speakers in my face). What this offered though, was a front row seat to Maynard who set up directly below my position on an illuminated square platform...as far back- left as possible.

I particularly remember the Lateralus performance; he would lean way back and then slam his head straight down towards the ground in a fluid motion on beat while keeping up with the lyrics seemingly on key "with my feet upon the ground..."

Basically slower yet exaggerated trans-like headbanging. I'm sure you're all aware...just the view I had was sick.

# Jan 28, 2011 @ 2:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. EsotericSurgery writes:

"I particularly remember the Lateralus performance; he would lean way back and then slam his head straight down towards the ground in a fluid motion on beat while keeping up with the lyrics seemingly on key "with my feet upon the ground...""

Thanks a lot, you just made me ruin my pants.

haha Maynard's "dancing" is awesome. My favorite is the stinkfist dance.

# Jan 28, 2011 @ 3:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Blindgreed1 writes:

I'd also like to add that at the show here, some drunken arsehole bounced a JD bottle off Maynards melon and he had to leave the stage for 46&2, The Pot and Eulogy (maybey this is why he ended up behind Danny for the rest of the tour?). 46&2 being my favorite tune I was obliged to help the pit ensure that fvcker left on a stretcher. Lets just say that dude won't throw bottles at Tool again... :-)

# Jan 28, 2011 @ 5:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. EsotericSurgery writes:

You did the world a service BG. I applaude your efforts sir. Missing 46&2 is like getting blue balls. Simply unforgiveable. :( AND Eulogy? oh jessssssssssssssssssussssssssssssssssssssssssssss

# Jan 28, 2011 @ 5:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. MARDUKTHESUNGOD writes:

Maynard is in no way a front man he is a band mate. To him his friends come first. He practices humility by offering the stage 2 his fellow band members and by offering his voice not an iconic figure 2 idolize. It brings me great joy 2 see a worthwhile example being set

# Feb 9, 2011 @ 11:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Cozen writes:

MARDUK - MJK not fronting the stage also coincided with the birth of his son...less attention, you know?

Esoteric - blue balls is some real sh!t. That's all I have to say about that.

# Feb 10, 2011 @ 11:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. idontknowwhattoputhere writes:

EsotericSurgery, i'd have to agree with you on the whole ruining your pants thing <;3 It made me ruin mine. But it was definitely worth while :D

# Feb 22, 2011 @ 9:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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