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A Perfect reunion

By | Published on Wednesday 15 September 2010

American sort of rock supergroup A Perfect Circle are back. Sort of.

Actually, three-fifths of the band are not returning, but founders Billy Howerdel and chief Tool man Maynard James Keenan are still in charge. Instead of being joined by Jeordie White, Paz Lenchantin and Troy Van Leeuwen this time, making up the numbers will be former Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha, prolific session drummer Josh Freese and Ashes Divide’s Matt McJunkins on bass.

All five are currently putting the finishing touches to their as yet untitled new album, the band’s first since 2004’s ‘eMOTIVe’. A US tour is also planned.

Confirming the new line up, a statement from the band noted: “Jeordie, Paz and Troy all have awesome stuff going on that they couldn’t step away from. But all is well with them”.