Maynard James Keenan has been hard at work throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, from Puscifer livestreams to winemaking and even short filmmaking with his paddling of ducks. We hopped on the phone with Maynard to get the scoop on Puscifer’s new livestream, his favorite UFC fighters, his recovery from a second battle with COVID-19 and more.
Billy D and the Hall of Feathered Serpents will be Puscifer’s second concert film of the pandemic age, having released the wildly entertaining Existential Reckoning: Live at Arcosanti in 2020. “Of course, filming gives you a lot more flexibility,” Keenan explains. “It’s always been so much of a focus on preparing for the tour … we never really got a chance to explore this thing as far as we could, as far as filming. You get distracted by other things. I think this has been the perfect opportunity to pop that cherry, in a way, and be able to not be afraid of that process.”