A Perfect Circle Playing New Music
The band performed a new song, believed to be titled "By and Down," at a tour stop in Portland, Oregon, last week. Band founder Billy Howerdel had previously indicated that the band would be road-testing new material, although there is no word on how that material might ultimately make its way into the recorded world. Howerdel told The Pulse of Radio that while he would like to make a new album, he is hesitant to do so while audiences seem disinterested in the album format.
Aside from Howerdel, who is also the main man for Ashes Divide and has worked as a guitar tech for Nine Inch Nails, the current lineup of A Perfect Circle consists of Maynard James Keenan (Tool), former Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha, bass player Matt McJunkins and drummer Josh Freese. Freese has a resume a mile long: aside from his permanent gigs in Devo and the Vandals, he has also played with Dweezi Zappa, Guns N' Roses, Nine Inch Nails, Weezer, Paramore, Infectious Grooves, Chris Cornell, Orianthi, Filter… and the list goes on. more on this story
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