The founder and frontman of Tool, A Perfect Circle, and Puscifer, Maynard James Keenan has talked about his plans to open a new facility in Michigan for his winery business and revealed why he chose this place while referring to his father who built Keenan a house in Scotland.
Within his recent conversation with Joe Rogan on The Joe Rogan Experience, the phenomenal musician and successful entrepreneur, Maynard James Keenan, has shed a light on his heavy schedule apart from the field of music.
Keenan revealed that he’s headed to Michigan to expand his winery business, which he founded in Jerome, Arizona. The winery Keenan owns, Caduceus Cellars, is named after the caduceus, an ancient symbol for commerce and staff of the Greek god Hermes, the vineyard is named Merkin Vineyards, after a pubic wig.
When asked about his decision, Maynard James unveiled the fact that he wants to go there because his father was a wrestling coach and a teacher in Western Michigan. He went on to speak of his father and revealed that his dad built the house that he owns now in Scotland.
The great multi-talent proved that he highly respects his father who has done so much for him. Keenan said he still goes back to check in the house his dad built and enjoys revisiting the places he lived with him while growing up.
Here’s what Maynard James Keenan said about opening a new facility in Michigan:
“That’s where my dad was a teacher. After I have left Ohio I went to live with my dad in Michigan. That’s where he was a wrestling coach and teacher. In Western Michigan.
So he built a house and Nick Tatarchik, this big motherfucker, he and his sons and my dad built the house that I own now in Scotland. That’s why I’m going back to check in on the house, look at these buildings that we’ve been looking at, set up a situation.
I have my friend, Tim White’s with me in the car. My winemaking partner. We’re just exploring a building. We’re gonna talk to some growers. There’s definitely cider there. I mean there are apples everywhere and I can make mead tomorrow. Because you can get honey.”
You can check out the rest of the conversation below.