A Perfect Circle – Biography


Billy Howerdel composer and guitar
Maynard James Keenan words and vocals
Josh Freese drums
Jeordie White bass guitar
James Iha guitar

A Perfect Circle is not a side project. A Perfect Circle is not a hobby for any of those involved.

A Perfect Circle does not represent the end of anything. A Perfect Circle does not represent the beginning of anything.

A Perfect Circle is not a religion. A Perfect Circle is not a political movement.

A Perfect Circle is the continuation and the furtherance of many extraordinary musical ideas.

A Perfect Circle is a Los Angeles-based band formed at the end of the last decade by free-thinking individuals, each actively seeking to challenge themselves and their listeners through intense and provocative performance. Mer de Noms [French, for Sea of Names] is A Perfect Circle’s first album, a remarkable collection of creatively un-categorizable modern music.

Singer Maynard James Keenan [who is also the vocalist for the rock band Tool] is the voice and the soul of A Perfect Circle. On twelve new songs Maynard delivers a towering yet vulnerable presence which stands in bold and unexpected contrast to any of his previous efforts.

Guitarist Billy Howerdel, the band’s chief songwriter and producer [who previously worked with Tool, The Smashing Pumpkins, David Bowie, Nine Inch Nails and others] writes the incredible music and is the heart of A Perfect Circle. Billy deftly combines keen instinct with raw talent to create passages of atmosphere, beauty and power.

A Perfect Circle is five musicians operating outside all the lines. A Perfect Circle is restricted by no boundaries, real or imagined. Mer de Noms is about all of us, however A Perfect Circle is not for everybody.

A Perfect Circle can not be explained or described with any one word.

A Perfect Circle is about moments of inspiration and expression and passion.

A Perfect Circle is…

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