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 four albums: their debut Mer de Noms in 2000, a follow up, Thirteenth Step in 2003, an album of radically re-worked cover songs titled Emotive in 2004, and Eat the Elephant in 2018. 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 following 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. The album, Eat the Elephant, was released on April 20, 2018.

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 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 writing 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]



So Long, And Thanks for All the Fish
"So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish" is a song by American rock band A Perfect Circle.
"Disillusioned" is a song by American rock band A Perfect Circle.
"TalkTalk" is a song by American rock band A Perfect Circle.
The Doomed
"The Doomed" is a song by American rock band A Perfect Circle.

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A Perfect Circle aims for Orlando
  –  April 24, 2018
Billy Howerdell and A Perfect Circle released their fourth studio album ... quite as “super” as you may remember (though it hasn’t hurt the quality of the music). Gone for this album are Vandals drummer Josh Freese and former Marilyn Manson bassist ...
A Perfect Circle Announce Fall 2018 Tour Dates
  –  April 24, 2018
A Perfect Circle recently performed at Coachella’s Music and Art festival during its week two event where they played songs off their new record including “Hourglass,” “Talk Talk,” “Disillusionment” and “The Contrarian.” The band came ...
A Perfect Circle Add U.S. and European Tour Dates
  –  April 24, 2018
Eat the Elephant, A Perfect Circle’s first new album in 14 years ... the non-Maynard James Keenan members of Tool are touring the Midwest with an exclusive $500 “music clinic” discussion series, jumping in the studio with Death Grips, and ...
A Perfect Circle announce Wembley Arena show on UK tour - how to get tickets
  –  April 24, 2018
A Perfect Circle have announced details of their biggest headline UK ... Their fourth studio album overall, it marked their first release of new music in fourteen years. It received positive reviews from critics and fans but saw them move away from hard ...
Review: 14 years turns out to be not long enough as A Perfect Circle return with the toothless & intolerably self-important Eat the Elephant
  –  April 24, 2018
A Perfect Circle, said so. FYI, that advice presumably extends to listening to music on your phone. So if you’ve taken leave of your senses and decided to give Eat the Elephant a spin on that thing, you best turn that shit off. Good advice, MJK.
A Perfect Circle: One bite at a time
  –  April 21, 2018
But maybe music could offer a little comfort ... Eat The Elephant is upon us and the publicity machine is cranking into gear, but really, A Perfect Circle is just one of many side projects for Keenan. Most people are interested in this guy because ...
The Pulse: Stream This Week’s Best New Albums From J. Cole, A Perfect Circle, And More
  –  April 21, 2018
The Pulse is the Uproxx Music guide to the best new albums ... This instant gratification isn’t always the case, though: It’s been a 14-year wait for A Perfect Circle’s fourth album, but now, it’s finally here. Meanwhile, there’s a new ...
  –  April 20, 2018
Lars Ulrich interviewed TOOL, A PERFECT CIRCLE and PUSCIFER frontman Maynard James Keenan for the latest episode of "It's Electric!", the METALLICA drummer's online radio show on Apple Music's Beats 1. You can now watch the full chat below. Speaking about ...
A Perfect Circle: 'I remember being in tears finishing that song'
  –  April 20, 2018
A Perfect Circle are a band of rare standard ... you may see from Arizona and the parallel between how that makes you feel and how listening to your music makes me feel…. MK: Yeah. It helps to have multiple horizons to look at to see if it translates.
Maynard James Keenan and Lars Ulrich Talk A Perfect Circle, Comedy, and Joni Mitchell in New Interview
  –  April 20, 2018
Maynard also remembers Joni Mitchell being some of the first music he ever loved (A Perfect Circle covered Mitchell’s “The Fiddle and the Drum” on eMOTive). There was also some light kvetching from Maynard about aging rock stars with inflated ...
Stream A Perfect Circle’s First Album In 14 Years Eat The Elephant
  –  April 20, 2018
A Perfect Circle, the hard-hitting art-rock brainchild of Billy Howerdel with lead vocals by Tool’s Maynard James Keenan, is back today with their first album in 14 years, Eat The Elephant. Fortunately for you, unlike Tool’s music, the new APC is ...
The Listening Room: Sting and Shaggy, A Perfect Circle, Brothers Osborne, Lord Huron and more...
  –  April 20, 2018
Checking out this week’s new music releases... • Album of the Week ... “Pinkus Abortion Technician” (Ipecac); • New & Noteworthy: A Perfect Circle, “Eat The Elephant” (BMG); Brothers Osborne, “Port Saint Joe” (EMI Nashville); J.
Music Review: A Perfect Circle - 'Eat the Elephant'
  –  April 20, 2018
The wait is finally (almost) over. Tomorrow, April 20, will mark the first official original studio album by supergroup A Perfect Circle in 15 years (since 2003's Thirteenth Step) and first full record overall since 2004's anti-war-themed covers album ...
"The intention is to have it be as timeless as possible": Inside A Perfect Circle's first new album in 14 years
  –  April 20, 2018
the music industry to which A Perfect Circle are returning is finally in growth again. I’m curious to know, a few years on, do you still see it as a tar pit? Keenan: “I think it was a necessary tar pit at the time, it was definitely out of balance ...
A Perfect Circle's Hard Rock Against Hard Times
  –  April 19, 2018
Yet A Perfect Circle returns in a moment that might seem well-suited for ... But the didacticism of Eat the Elephant is often, thankfully, outshone by the music’s well-honed sense of expansiveness, beauty, and rage. On the title-track opener, Keenan ...
Album reviews: Tim Burgess, Alexis Taylor, Sting & Shaggy, Kimbra, and A Perfect Circle
  –  April 18, 2018
“Inspired Again” is a better demonstration of the value of making music almost privately ... (Ilana Kaplan) It’s been 14 years since A Perfect Circle released their last record, and it finds Maynard James Keenan and Billy Howerdel seamlessly ...
A Perfect Circle Talk Coachella Memories, Band's Future
  –  April 18, 2018
For the last 12 years, his main companion has been Miho, a tiny Yorkie currently asleep in his trailer backstage at Coachella, hours before A Perfect Circle hits the stage. Keenan's history with the California desert music festival goes all the way back to ...
A Perfect Circle honor deceased celebrities on new song “So Long, and Thanks For All the Fish”: Stream
  –  April 16, 2018
Later this week, A Perfect Circle are set to unveil Eat the Elephant ... and Muhammad Ali as well as music legends David Bowie and Prince. “We all cope with the absurd in our own manner,” Keenan further elaborated in an issued statement.

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