Tool Make Cryptic Maynard James Keenan Announcement

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Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan celebrated his 55th birthday a few days ago, and the band released an official announcement on their website to mark the occasion, which seemed to reference Keenan’s work with A Perfect Circle and Puscifer, along with his winemaking.

“Birthday cheers to the multi-tasker and list enthusiast MJK.”

Tool drummer Danny Carey revealed that he went to see Maynard James Keenan in Scottsdale on his birthday, and he had ‘skipped town’ in a new web statement.

“I went to Scottsdale to wish our beloved singer happy birthday but I guess he found out I was coming and skipped town. Instead of showering him with fabulous presents from a far I ended up with a free meal and a great bottle of wine for myself. Bummer huh?!?! Happy birthday brother! I hope I can repay you next month.”

Maynard James Keenan wrote on Twitter on his birthday, “Carina & Mat: ‘Wanna go to birthday breakfast? Our treat. We’ll pick you up.’

Me: ‘Good. Cuz I can’t drive. 55.'”

The tweet is a reference to former Van Halen frontman Sammy Hagar and his own new age, 55.

This summer, Keenan will appear on Sammy Hagar’s AXS TV show, Rock & Roll Road Trip. The television program posted a photo on Facebook of the Keenan, Hagar, and Guy Fieri standing in a field to promote the episode, which is titled “Tool’n Around in Flavortown” and will air July 7th. Keenan teamed up with Hagar a couple years ago for an April Fools Prank where it was announced that Hagar replaced Keenan’s as Tool’s new lead singer to help them finish their long awaited new album.