In addition to singing with Tool and A Perfect Circle, Maynard James Keenan has somehow found the time to record with a third band.
Keenan's vocals will be heard in "Ass Kickin' Fat Kid," a song by the equally ass-kickin' though totally fictional metalheads Titannica in the upcoming film "Run, Ronnie, Run," according to New Line Cinema. The movie is the brainchild of David Cross and Bob Odenkirk of the defunct HBO sketch-comedy series "Mr. Show With Bob and David."
Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian and Samantha Maloney, the Hole drummer who filled in for the injured Randy Castillo during last summer's Mötley Crüe tour, also appear on the track, along with Titannica members played by actors Odenkirk and Brian Posehn.
Tool completists will have to see "Run, Ronnie, Run" when it hits theaters next spring to experience the song because it won't be included on the film's soundtrack album. Instead, the LP promises Melissa Auf Der Maur's cover of the Poison power ballad "Every Rose Has Its Thorn," Ween's rendition of the Atlanta Rhythm Section's "Champagne Jam," and the Vandals' version of the Foreigner classic "Dirty White Boy" among its tracks.
"Mr. Show" fans will be pleased to know that Wolfgang Amadeus Stallonies Von Funkenmeister and Pootie-T of the series' Color Me Badd-esque boy band Three Times One Minus One have added lyrics to their tune "Ew, Ew, Ew, Ew," transforming it into "Ronnie and Kayla's Love Theme," which will also appear on the soundtrack.
"Run, Ronnie, Run" traces the trials and tribulations of Ronnie Dobbs, an alleged criminal notorious for his multiple appearances on the TV show "Cops." Besides "Mr. Show" alums, the film also boasts appearances by Tenacious D's Jack Black, Dave Foley of "Kids in the Hall"/"Newsradio" fame, "South Park" creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, former Conan O'Brien sidekick Andy Richter, and actors Jeff Goldblum, Garry Shandling and Ben Stiller, among others.