He also casually revealed that he contracted COVID at the end of February and is still, in fact, recovering as he prepares to release his "Existential Reckoning" into the world on Friday, Oct. Other topics ranged from Keenan's thoughts on anti-maskers "that's not what freedom is" to how the "luxury" of online anonymity has fueled the hateful rhetoric that now divides us. A: As soon as everything was kind of wrapped up with the last record I did, I immediately jumped in on listening to the pieces Mat had been recording and kind of started dabbling in it at the end of '18, going full force at the beginning of ' Q: Was there a point in the process where you had felt you had a handle on where it was headed and what themes you might address? A: Vocal melodies and rhythms, we kind of establish those first. They're all kind of a reaction to sound, so whatever the sounds are presenting, they kind of set the mood. A: We have two studios. The one that's in North Hollywood, in the Valley.
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Keenan's thoughts on the new Puscifer album
Follow Billboard. All rights reserved. I survived it, but it wasn't pretty. So I definitely had to deal with that. But it's real, and there's after-effects," he continued. Still coughing.
Follow Billboard. All rights reserved. Think the coronavirus pandemic isn't that serious or is perhaps a hoax? The rocker, who first opened up about his battle against coronavirus with AZ Central in early October, sat down with the Joe Rogan Experience for a new interview to further discuss how he contracted the coronavirus and the impact it had on his body -- all as cases again continue to rise in the United States.