Maynard James Keenan will release his biography entitled A Perfect Union of Contrary Things on November the 8th. Maynard wrote the book with his close friend of more than 30 years, Sarah Jensen. The book traces Keenan’s steps from his childhood to his years in the army, his time in art school and the time he worked in a pet shop in Boston. It also provides and insight into his music career and passion for making wine.
The foreword of the book is written by Alex Grey, who is a friend of Maynard and a designer of Tool’s album artwork and stage art.
Keenan says about his biography: “It’s our responsibility to exercise our creative muscle and also to understand how to put out the fires that our creative muscles start. The army taught me discipline and accountability. I would come to understand that these qualities are just as important as my pen and paper. Every choice, for better or for worse, leads to a balance between your head and your heart – between nature and nurture, between experience and intuition. Listen to what your inner voice tells you and trust your path.”
You can view the video trailer here.