What is TOOL‘s frontman Maynard James Keenan’s net worth?
Maynard James Keenan‘s total net worth is $60 million. He is the lead singer of popular bands. Those bands are Tool, Puscifer, and A Perfect Circle. During his music career, Maynard James Keenan released 17 albums. Those albums sold 20 million copies worldwide.
|Net Worth in 2022:||$60 Million|
|Age:||57 years old|
|Birth Date:||17 April 1964|
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Maynard James Keenan’s net worth
Maynard James Keenan was born in 1964 in Ohio. His childhood was a bit tough. Because his parents got divorced after he was born. Maynard James Keenan started high school, at Mason Country Central High School. There he joined the wrestling team. After he graduated from high school, He joined the U.S army. However, Maynard James Keenan did not like strict rules. That’s why he left the army after he completed the training.
Maynard James Keenan started his career in the TexA.N.S band. Also, he sang for the band Children of the Anachronistic Dynasty. Being a part of this band taught him how to be a better musician. In 1990, Maynard James Keenan met with Adam Jones. Some people say that they met at the house party. Adam Jones is affected by the Maynard James Keenan screams. After Adam Jones heard the song, he offered Maynard James Keenan to form a band.
In 1990, Maynard James Keenan and Adam Jones formed Tool with Danny Carey and Justin Chancellor. In a short time, they accomplished to affect record firm Zoo Entertainment. They signed a contract with Zoo Entertainment in 1991. After the agreement, they released their first EP, “Opiate” in 1992. This track became Tool’s signature song. That’s why they released a new version of the song. You can find more details about “Opiate²” in this article.
Tool band released “Undertow”-its first album- in 1993. After the Tool band released the first album, it became popular with ease. The album got certified gold in 8 months. This success was beyond fan expectations. Also, the band got multi-platinum certification with this album.
Maynard James Keenan released Ænima in 1996. The album won gold certification in ten weeks. Moreover, Tool won their first Grammy award for Best Metal Performance with this album. Despite this success, Tool band members started to argue with each other. Even they sued each other. That’s why they decided to take a break.
After the Tool band decided to take a break, Maynard James Keenan started work with Billy Howerdel. They formed a new band called ”A Perfect Circle” in 1999. They released their debut album “Mer de Noms” in 2000.
Tool reunited in 2001. The band released a new album called Lateralus, and this album brought them success beyond their expectations. They became number 1 on the Billboard 200 in the United States. Also, they won another Grammy award for Best Metal Performance with the song “Schism.”
Maynard James Keenan started to use the stage name Puscifer for the “Underworld” film soundtrack. After that, Keenan decided to release the solo album as being Puscifer. He released his first solo album, “V is for Vagina,” in 2007.
Maynard James Keenan is a successful musician. During his career, he achieved with his great work. Some of his works are more memorable than others:
- Fear Inoculum (Album, 2019)
- Schism (Song, 2001)
- “V” Is for Vagina (Album, 2007)
Maynard James Keenan’s awards and achievements
- Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance (“7empest”)
- Grammy Award for Best Rock Song( “Fear Inoculum”)
- Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance (“Schism”)
What we can learn from Maynard James Keenan’s life
1- Focus on yourself
Even if other members started to fight each other, Maynard focused on his work and founded “A Perfect Circle”
2-Follow your dreams
Maynard had been interested in music since he was a child. Although the army had great job opportunities, he chose what he wanted to be.
Quotes from Maynard James Keenan
“Music is about listening. The more you play, the more the magic spreads.” – Maynard James Keenan.
“I believe that music is a force in itself. It is there, and it needs an outlet, a medium. In a way, we are just the medium.” – Maynard James Keenan.
“I can’t be a legend yet. I’m not dead.” – Maynard James Keenan.
With TexA.N.S band
- Live at Sons and Daughters Hall (1984)
- Never Again (1985)
With Children of the Anachronistic Dynasty
- Fingernails (1986)
- Dog. House (1987)
- Undertow (1993)
- Ænima (1996)
- Lateralus (2001)
- 10,000 Days (2006)
- Fear Inoculum (2019)
With A Perfect Circle
- Mer de Noms (2000)
- Thirteenth Step (2003)
- Emotive (2004)
- Eat the Elephant (2018)
- “V” Is for Vagina (2007)
- Conditions of My Parole (2011)
- Money Shot (2015)
- Existential Reckoning (2020)
Maynard James Keenan is an American musician. During his career, he won 3 Grammy awards with the Tool band. He did not expect to be successful like that. Maynard James Keenan‘s albums sold over 20 million copies worldwide. Maynard James Keenan‘s total net worth is $60 million.