It’s always a good day when we get new stuff from Maynard James Keenan whether it be through [lastfm]Tool[/lastfm], [lastfm]A Perfect Circle[/lastfm] or this from [lastfm]Puscifer[/lastfm]. Its a cover of Elton John’s ‘Rocket Man’ and its nice…real nice…
Officially credited to Puscifer & Steven Drozd (Flaming Lips’ lead guitarist) and dubbed Rocket Mantastic, the cover is a beautiful rendition of the 1972 classic. While the song appeared on Puscifer setlists last year – including the Los Angeles Nokia show we attended – the recording is attached to Christopher Pomerenke’s cheap music documentary The Heart Is A Drum Machine, in which Keenan appears for roughly 15 seconds – staring at the camera and not saying a word. You’re certainly not missing out if you haven’t seen the film; it’s poorly made and difficult to sit through. What’s more – the song’s not even in the damn thing.