Infobox musical artist
Name = Puscifer

Img_capt = Logo deletable image-caption
Background = group_or_band
Years_active = 2003-present
Origin = California, United States
Genre = Industrial Experimental Ambient Trip hop Comedy rock
Label = Puscifer Entertainment
Associated_acts = A Perfect Circle
Black Light Burns
Nine Inch Nails
Rage Against The Machine
Stolen Babies
Telefon Tel Aviv
URL = [http://www.puscifer.com www.puscifer.com]
Current_members = Maynard James Keenan

Puscifer (pronEng|ˈpʊsɨfɚ [cite web
last = Fricke
first = David
title = Maynard James Keenan’s Puscifer: Tool Leader Speaks on Enigmatic Side Project
publisher = Rolling Stone
date = 2007-07-18
url = http://www.rollingstone.com/rockdaily/index.php/2007/07/18/maynard-james-keenans-puscifer-tool-leader-speaks-on-enigmatic-side-project/
] ) is a side project of Maynard James Keenan from the bands Tool and A Perfect Circle. As Keenan is the only permanent member, Puscifer could also be considered a pseudonym for his solo work.


Puscifer's original name was Umlaut, "a premiere improvisational hardcore band." The name "Puscifer" was first publicized as a fictional band in the first episode of "Mr. Show", including Keenan and Adam Jones as members. Jones is not associated with Puscifer otherwise, although artwork by Jones has been featured on Puscifer apparel (the "Your Mom's a Bitch" shirt, specifically).

Puscifer is "as much a clothing line as it is a band", with the clothing items produced in limited numbers. Keenan collaborated on a leather jacket with Paul Frank.cite web
url = http://suicidegirls.com/interviews/Maynard+Keenan/
title = Interviews > Maynard Keenan
author = Daniel Robert Epstein
work = SuicideGirls
date = 2007-03-16
accessdate = 2007-03-17

Keenan describes Puscifer as "simply a playground for the various voices in my head, [...] a space with no clear or discernible goals, [...] where my Id, Ego, and Anima all come together to exchange cookie recipes." [MySpace|censorshipisacancer|Puscifer (censorshipisacancer). The last two quotations are also shown in the introduction at [http://www.puscifer.com Puscifer.com] . Retrieved on 2007-03-02.]

Puscifer has no current plans to tour, though Keenan is working on short films with Ford Englerth and Jeffrey Brooks from Red Rock Entertainment Development that could be shown on a tour. These shorts are done in a similar manner to that of "Mr. Show" and Tom Waits' "Big Time".

On April 10, 2007, Keenan posted on the official website that a release may be aimed for mid-October. [cite web
url = https://store.puscifer.com/index.php?blogentry=2b3ca24a50f791c0526149bffe3abd11
title = Spring Sprung
author = Maynard James Keenan
publisher = Puscifer.com
date = 2007-04-10
accessdate = 2007-04-17
quote = I may be shooting for a fall release. Maybe mid October. Hard to say. So much needs to happen between now and then.
] A newer post on June 25, 2007 states that Joe Barresi mixed the first song, which will have a music video, as well as an alternate version of "Cuntry Boner", which will likely be released as a CD single with bonus tracks. Further mixing will be done by Keenan and Alan Moulder by August. [cite web
url = https://store.puscifer.com/index.php?blogentry=eba3e81a03427e75ddcbf88082c6d820
title = Muzak soon
author = Maynard James Keenan
publisher = Puscifer.com
date = 2007-06-25
accessdate = 2007-06-27

Keenan announced at the end of July that the album would be titled ""V" is for Vagina" and, a few days later, he announced that the first single would be "Queen B." with a video released in late September. [(August 9 2007). " [http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=78492 TOOL Frontman's PUSCIFER Project To Film 'Queen B' Video] ". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved on 2008-01-20.] On October 1, "Queen B." appeared on the podcast on puscifer.com. This was followed by the podcast release of "Trekka" on October 7. The album was released on October 30 and debuted at #25 on the Billboard 200. [Hasty, Katie (November 7 2007). " [http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003669047 "Eagles Fly Past Britney To Debut At No. 1"] ". Billboard.com. Retrieved on 2008-01-20.]


According to Keenan's MySpace page, the band members include "Maynard James Keenan and a revolving door of talented people. The current list of guest musicians... Renholdër (Danny Lohner), Milla Jovovich, Lisa Germano, Josh Eustis, Satan, and more...". Keenan has worked on Puscifer material most recently with Lustmord, Jonny Polonski, Tim Alexander, Tim Commerford, Brad Wilk, Joey Jordison, Ainjel Emme, Josh Eustis of Black Light Burns & Telefon Tel Aviv, Gil Sharone, and Trey Gunn among others. [cite web
url = https://store.puscifer.com/index.php?blogentry=248dafd934f8cbb77702fbab541d7e96
title = Muzak 02/24/07
author = Maynard James Keenan
publisher = Puscifer.com
date = 2007-02-24
accessdate = 2007-03-02
] ['Side Project Special: Puscifer' "Alternative Press #230.2"]



* ""V" Is for Vagina" (2007)
* ""V" Is for Viagra. The Remixes" (2008)


* "Don't Shoot The Messenger" (2007)


* "Cuntry Boner" (2007)
* "Queen B." (2008)
* "DoZo" (2008)

Music videos/DVDs

* "Queen B." (2008)
* "DoZo" (2008)



External links

* [http://www.puscifer.com Puscifer.com] ( [http://www.maynardjameskeenan.com MaynardJamesKeenan.com] redirects here)
*MySpace|censorshipisacancer|Puscifer (censorshipisacancer)
* [http://puscifer.com/puscast/puscast.xml Puscifer Podcast]
* [http://www.puscifermusic.com/ Puscifer Music site]

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