Perfect Circle Biography

A Perfect Circle is an American rock supergroup formed in 1999 by guitarist Billy Howerdel and Tool vocalist Maynard James Keenan. The original incarnation of the band also included Paz Lenchantin on bass, Troy Van Leeuwen on guitar, and Tim Alexander on drums, with Josh Freese being the band's primary drummer after the band's initial round of touring prior to their first album. The latest lineup features Puscifer and Ashes Divide bassist Matt McJunkins, former guitarist for The Smashing Pumpkins, James Iha and Puscifer, Ashes Divide and Filter touring drummer Jeff Friedl. Despite having a varied cast since inception, the stylistic content of the songs has remained consistent with Howerdel as composer, and Keenan penning the lyrics and melodies.

A Perfect Circle has released three albums: Mer de Noms (2000), Thirteenth Step (2003) and Emotive (2004). A CD-DVD set, Amotion, was released alongside Emotive released and contains thirteen music videos in addition to a number of song remixes created by Danny Lohner, Robert Del Naja and other artists.

The band went into hiatus in 2004. Since then band members have worked on other projects, the most notable being Keenan's work on Tool's 2006 album 10,000 Days and Howerdel's album Keep Telling Myself It's Alright under Ashes Divide, his name for his solo work. The two announced they had reformed to work on new material in late 2008, although the band was not publicly active until 2010, when the band began touring again.

On November 19, 2013, the band released a greatest hits album entitled Three Sixty, which contains one new song, "By and Down", and on November 26, 2013, the band released a box set entitled A Perfect Circle Live: Featuring Stone and Echo. While the band continues to work on new material since its reformation, few details exist regarding a timetable or form of the release.

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POLITICAL PERFECT-ION!

The band have the US presidential elections covered…

  • Oct 21, 2004

A PERFECT CIRCLE 'STEP' INTO UK!

The reshuffled line-up play dates in support of new album 'Thirteenth Step'...

  • Dec 18, 2003

IHA GETS AROUND!

Rumour has it that James Iha has replaced Danny Lohner...

  • Jul 4, 2003

TWIGGY TO MAKE A PERFECT CONTRIBUTION!

Marilyn Manson's old bassist gets a new job...

  • Feb 12, 2003

A PERFECT CIRCLE GO MASSIVE!

[b]NME.COM[/b] can reveal that [b]3-D[/b] is to rework the metallers' new single [b]'3 Libras'[/b]...

  • Oct 20, 2000

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Perfect Circle Music Videos

Judith (Unedited Video) (Explicit) Play Video

Judith (Unedited Video) (Explicit)

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Passive

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Outsider (Director's Cut)

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Judith (Unedited Video) ()

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Counting Bodies Like Sheep to the Rhythms of the War Drums

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A Perfect Circle : Dallas Bronco Bowl

A Perfect Circle : Dallas Bronco Bowl

Frankly, they've got it all. And, on this evidence, enormodomes are just the beginning.

  • Oct 5, 2000

Judith (Danny Lohner Remix)

A Perfect Circle Judith (Danny Lohner Remix) Virgin

  • Sep 26, 2000

Judith

A Perfect Circle Judith(Virgin)

  • Jul 15, 2000

Mer De Noms

[B]A Perfect Circle[/B] have created a work of morbid beauty.

  • Jun 30, 2000

Chicago UIC Pavilion

...they're like a Hollywood vision of vampiric night-rockers...

  • May 8, 2000

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