Maynard James Keenan’s Heart Breaks Onstage For Anthony Bourdain & Chris Cornell


Alternative Nation reporter David Bronstein recently attended A Perfect Circle’s show in London, and frontman Maynard James Keenan paid tribute to Anthony Bourdain, Chris Cornell, and Malcolm Young.

He mentioned them by name, and put his fist in the air. He didn’t talk in depth about it, but he stood there for about 30 seconds, and just stared.

A Perfect Circle then covered AC/DC’s “Dog Eat Dog” for the fallen legends. The fans cheered massively.

The show opened with ‘Eat The Elephant’ the title track from their latest release and already Keenan and his band had the audience hooked.

‘Disillusioned’ followed after the opening number and fans were introduced to the majestic guitar playing of Billy Howerdel. Keenan brought a theatrical feel to the show, and it’s not the hokey stuff served up by the likes of Alice Cooper and Marilyn Manson, not that’s there’s anything wrong with what they do, but with this type of theater it is actually emotional. Many people had tears in their eyes as the lights changed during ‘The Contrarian’.

In the middle of the show emotions ran high again when each band member returned to their pedestal and the image on each one appeared of a stem of petals and then fans were surprised when Keenan started to sing John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’. At the end the response was overwhelming and goose bumps were running out of supply hearing Keenan’s voice on this track.

There isn’t video of the AC/DC cover from this show, so below is the only version of it on YouTube.

  • Eric Radziewicz

    Brett, you are such a cuck.

    Where is the subject matter in relation to the title of the article? Repost. Reprint.

    You’ve lost your integrity and quite honestly you insult everyones intelligence with every other article you publish. An autistic mime could articulate the relevant & pertinent information better than any of your bots ever could.

  • Jeremiah Diblasio

    It’s crazy seeing another person have a good experience. A Perfect Circle were significantly of the most boring band at Northern invasion. And I love the first two albums to death. .

    • Stephen Black

      The grammar used in this paragraph is beyond horrible. I’m hoping alcohol was involved.

      • Olga Stewart

        Maybe the above poster’s first language isn’t English?

        Hence, the grammar usage.

        • Stephen Black

          Maybe…or maybe it’s just bad grammar usage..regardless, painful reading. We could also assume in any and every case of bad grammar that issues of English as a second language and/or lack of education based on class origin and empovershment are responsible.. Way outside the scope of my simple, honest reaction to something I read online and made my head hurt…but thanks, Olga…I’ll be sure to keep that in mind in future.

          • Olga Stewart

            No need to be snarky about it

          • Stephen Black

            I’m pretty good at deciding my needs, Olga..but yet again…thank you for your input.
            Enjoy your Sunday! Byyyeeeeeeèee