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Billy Howerdel Talks A Perfect Circle, Ashes Divide + Trent Reznor’s Guitar Destruction

Billy Howerdel
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A Perfect Circle will strap on the instruments for a handful of one-off shows and festival appearances in the coming months, but the big question remains as to when we'll see new music from the band. Guitarist and founder Billy Howerdel says that while nothing is imminent, he has been working on music for the group.

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A Perfect Circle Drummer Josh Freese Announces His Departure From Band

A Perfect Circle
Virgin

Longtime A Perfect Circle drummer Josh Freese has announced his departure from the band. The group performed a handful of shows in 2011, but Freese was unable to accompany APC due to a scheduling conflict concerning Weezer, with whom Freese was touring member of from 2009-2012. Freese now seems to have other priorities, as he officially announced his exit from APC earlier today (Oct. 2).

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Pearl Jam, Queens of the Stone Age + A Perfect Circle to Play Lollapalooza Brazil and Chile

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The lineups for the 2013 Lollapalooza festivals in Brazil and Chile have been announced. Lollapalooza Brazil will return to São Paulo's Jockey Club March 29-31, 2013, while Lollapalooza Chile will make its way back to Parque O'Higgins in Santiago April 6-7, 2013.

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A Perfect Circle / Ex-Smashing Pumpkins Guitarist James Iha Streams New Solo Album

James Iha
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Current A Perfect Circle and former Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha has stepped back into the world of being a solo artist, with his 'Look to the Sky' album arriving next week. But, for those who want to sample it before the disc arrives in stores, Iha has united with TeamCoco.com to stream the effort a full week before its street date.

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A Perfect Circle Announce Single 2012 U.S. Show

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Virgin

For all you hardcore A Perfect Circle fans out there, we've got some good news for you. The band has just announced that they will be playing one single show in the U.S. this year on Dec. 29, and if you want a clue as to where the elusive band will be performing, it's not in a city that both singer Maynard James Keenan and late comedian Bill Hicks have hoped to one day call "Arizona Bay," but it's pretty close by.

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Maynard James Keenan Offers Advice for the Apocalypse in New Editorial Column

Maynard James Keenan
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As we reported a few days ago, Tool, A Perfect Circle and Puscifer singer Maynard James Keenan has signed a deal with the Phoenix New Times to write a bi-weekly column for the newspaper. Now, Keenan has jumped into his role as a gonzo journalist, as the Phoenix New Times has published the first textual offering from the prolific creator.

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Maynard James Keenan to Write Column for Phoenix Newspaper

Tool's Maynard James Keenan
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Maynard James Keenan is a man of many bands, and now he's adding newspaper columnist to his list of responsibilities. The singer for Tool, A Perfect Circle, and Puscifer has agreed to write a bi-weekly column for Up on the Sun and the Phoenix New Times.

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Australia’s 2013 Soundwave Festival to Feature Metallica, Linkin Park, A Perfect Circle, Stone Sour, Anthrax + More

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Start booking your travel for Australia in late February and early March of next year, as the Soundwave Festival is going to be something special. Organizers have just announced a bill for the traveling music event that will feature Metallica, Linkin Park, A Perfect Circle, Stone Sour, and Anthrax among other top acts.

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Tool’s Maynard Keenan Discusses Winemaking and Offers Update on A Perfect Circle

Maynard James Keenan
The Joe Rogan Experience

Maynard James Keenan of Tool, A Perfect Circle and Puscifer recently made an appearance on comedian and 'Fear Factor' host Joe Rogan's podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience. In the interview, which lasted for well over two hours, Keenan and Rogan talked about a huge variety of topics, including the vocalist's wine endeavors and the current status of A Perfect Circle.

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James Iha To Release New Solo Album, Streams New Song

James Iha
The End Records

James Iha, the former Smashing Pumpkins and current A Perfect Circle guitarist, will release his solo album 'Look to the Sky' on Sept. 18 via The End Records. The album was produced by Iha and Nathan Larson (ex-Shudder To Think) at Iha’s studio Stratosphere Sound in New York. The song 'To Who Knows Where' is now available for streaming (link below).

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