A Perfect Circle – rock band from California
Rock band A Perfect Circle was created by a famous guitarist Billy Howerdel. Billy worked with many popular musicians and bands, including David Bowie, Guns N' Roses, and Nine Inch Nails.
In 1992, Howerdel met a singer Maynard James Keenan at the Tool concert. Three years later, when Billy was looking for a place to live, Keenan offered him a room in his house in Hollywood. Howerdel accepted the offer and used this opportunity to show the singer a few of his demo records. Keenan liked the music and told Billy that he would love to participate in his project. Even though Howerdel was initially looking for a female voice, he agreed that Keenan was a wonderful choice.
Soon A Perfect Circle was formed. Besides Keenan and Howerdel, the band included guitar players Paz Lenchantin and Troy Van Leeuwen as well as a drummer Tim Alexander. In 1999, the band performed on stage for the first time. They gave a concert in one of the Los Angeles clubs. After playing in several clubs, the band rented a recording studio and started working on their debut album. Soon, Tim Alexander was replaced by another drummer, but his work can still be found in the band’s early songs.