Written on January 10, 2010
A Perfect Circle is an alternative-metal band led by guitarist Billy Howerdel and Tool’s vocalist Maynard James Keenan. Although Keenan is certainly the most well known name in the band, A Perfect Circle is really Howerdel’s creation. Howerdel was originally a guitar tech for Fishbone, and he met Keenan when Tool was opening for Fishbone in 1992. Interestingly, Keenan was not Howerdel’s first pick for a vocalist. He originally wanted a female vocalist, but when Howerdel played some of the songs on which he had been working, Keenan took an interest, and they formed a partnership.
Styles and Genres
Alternative Rock, Alternative-Metal
Band Line-Up (2011)
Maynard James Keenan – lead vocals (1999–present)
Billy Howerdel – lead & rhythm guitars, vocals (1999–present)
Josh Freese – drums, percussion (1999–present)
James Iha – rhythm guitars, keyboards, backing vocals (2003–2004, 2010–present)
Matt McJunkins – bass, backing vocals (2010–present)
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