A Perfect Circle

A Perfect Circle



A Perfect Circle is an American rock supergroup formed in 1999 by guitarist Billy Howerdel and Tool vocalist Maynard James Keenan. A Perfect Circle has released three albums: their debut Mer de Noms in 2000, a follow up, Thirteenth Step in 2003, and an album of radically re-worked cover songs titled Emotive in 2004. Shortly after Emotive's release, the band went on hiatus; Keenan returned to Tool and started up solo work under the band name Puscifer; and Howerdel released a solo album, Keep Telling Myself It's Alright, under the moniker Ashes Divide. Band activity was sporadic in the coming years; the band reformed in 2010, and played live shows on and off between 2010 and 2013, but fell into inactivity after the release of their greatest hits album, Three Sixty, and a live album box set, A Perfect Circle Live: Featuring Stone and Echo in late 2013. However, in 2017, the band returned to touring and announced plans to record and release a fourth studio album under a new record label, BMG Rights Management, sometime in 2018. Two singles, "The Doomed" and "Disillusioned", have been released ahead of the album's release.

Prone to downtime due to Keenan's other musical commitments, the band has featured a variety of musicians in the other roles throughout its alternating periods of activity and inactivity. The original incarnation of the band included Paz Lenchantin on bass, Troy Van Leeuwen on guitar, and Josh Freese on drums; though Primus drummer Tim Alexander had briefly stood in as a drummer prior to Freese in the band's initial live shows prior to releasing any material. Band collaborator and producer Danny Lohner and Marilyn Manson bassist Jeordie White were also members for a short period in the early 2000s. The band's current lineup features former Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha, bassist Matt McJunkins, and drummer Jeff Friedl, the latter two also being contributors to the related Puscifer and Ashes Divide projects. Despite the varied cast and numerous lineup changes, the stylistic content of A Perfect Circle's songs has remained consistent with Howerdel as music composer, and Keenan penning the lyrics and vocal melodies. The band's studio albums have been generally well received critically and commercially, with their three studio albums selling 4 million copies collectively as of 2005.[1]



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"Disillusioned" is a song by American rock band A Perfect Circle.
The Doomed
"The Doomed" is a song by American rock band A Perfect Circle.
Thirteenth Step
Thirteenth Step is the second studio album by American rock band A Perfect Circle, released on September 16, 2003.
Mer de Noms
Mer de Noms (French for "Sea of Names") is the debut studio album by American rock band A Perfect Circle.

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A Perfect Circle is Set to Release a Really Strange 10-Inch Single
  –  January 6, 2018
In the case of A Perfect Circle, who are planning to release their first new album ... blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters.
A Perfect Circle Release New Song, ‘Disillusioned’
  –  January 3, 2018
It’s a new year, and with it comes new A Perfect Circle music. The Maynard James Keenan-fronted band has unleashed a new song called “Disillusioned,” which marks the band’s second track to appear off their upcoming, as-yet-untitled album.
  –  January 2, 2018
A PERFECT CIRCLE, HIGHLY SUSPECT, THE BRONX and GRETA VAN FLEET are among the rock artists scheduled to appear at this year's edition of the Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival. The two-weekend event, which will be held on April 13-15 and April 20-22 ...
A Perfect Circle Kick Off 2018 With Atmospheric New Song ‘Disillusioned’
  –  January 1, 2018
The calendar just flipped to 2018 and the first new music of the year comes from A Perfect Circle. Singer Maynard James Keenan teased that something was coming for Tuesday in a tweet on New Year's Eve, but the audio of a new track called "Disillusioned" is ...
A Perfect Circle Share The Ethereal Song ‘Disillusioned’ From Their First New Album In Over A Decade
  –  January 1, 2018
“Disillusioned” follows in the illustrious tradition of many A Perfect Circle songs. It’s vague ... eMOTIVe,” Keenan explained of his band’s newfound impetus to create music. “In light of this current difficult and polarized social, spiritual ...
Listen to A Perfect Circle’s Somber New Song “Disillusioned”
  –  January 1, 2018
“Years of life experience has brought our music to this moment,” added Billy Howerdel. “We know where we came from. Deeply connected to the path we’re on.” A Perfect Circle recently announced they had signed a worldwide recording deal with BMG ...
Rocklahoma 2018 bringing A Perfect Circle, Godsmack, Poison, Cheap Trick and more
  –  December 13, 2017
PRYOR - A Perfect Circle, Godsmack, Poison, Cheap Trick ... “I am beyond excited to return to Rocklahoma on Memorial Day Weekend. It is one of my favorite music festivals that I have headlined both as a solo artist with the Bret Michaels Band and ...
Hard rock supergroup A Perfect Circle return to form at Mohegan Sun Arena (review)
  –  November 6, 2017
UNCASVILLE - It has been more than 17 years since A Perfect Circle burst onto the music scene with "Mer De Noms," providing fans of hard rock icon (and Tool vocalist) Maynard James Keenan with a slightly more radio-friendly alternative to both fans of Tool ...
A Perfect Circle’s New Album: Band Teases First Record Since 2004
  –  October 13, 2017
After over 13 years, one of Maynard James Keenan‘s bands is coming out with new music. But it’s not the new Tool album that fans have long anticipated. Instead, A Perfect Circle teased a new album called The Doomed on social media Friday. A release ...

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