Maynard James Keenan, frontman of art-metal bands Tool and A Perfect Circle, is a fairly odd and enigmatic man. He hides his identity onstage with an assortment of wigs, clown outfits and, in more recent times, gasmasks.
Maynard is a former member of the US army, an art school graduate and ex-pet shop interior designer. He has a son named Devo, owns a vineyard in California and, oh yea, has sung on some fairly huge arty metal classics…
Listen: Tool - Schism
"This is very hard, I would choose Chris Cornell, Maynard James Keenan or Kurt Cobain." (From Jorge via Facebook, thanks)
"Jim Morrison and Maynard James Keenan." (From Keir via Facebook, thanks)
"My vote goes to Maynard James Keenan, followed closely by Mikael Akerfeldt and Matt Bellamy." (From Wiley via Facebook, thanks)
"Greatest vocalist: that's a tough one. I'd have to go with Maynard James Keenan from Tool and A Perfect Circle, at least in rock music of all sorts. Second place goes to Morrissey for helping me through all my teenage tantrums lol." (From Artur via Facebook, thanks)
"Freddie Mercury, Maynard James Keenan, Robert Plant." (From rleonzio, thanks)