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Maynard James Keenan Says A Perfect Circle Is Still Alive

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Blabbermouth.net reports via The Pulse of Radio: TOOL frontman Maynard James Keenan sent an email to fans last week in which he said that A PERFECT CIRCLE, the band he formed in 2000 with guitarist Billy Howerdel, is still a going concern even though both Keenan and Howerdel are both now involved with other projects. Keenan wrote, "As many of you may have heard, Billy and I are engaged in our own little projects for the moment. His is called ASHES DIVIDE and mine is called PUSCIFER...Please be advised that A PERFECT CIRCLE and TOOL are still alive and well. This is simply MORE." A PERFECT CIRCLE went on hiatus in 2004 after issuing three studio albums and one live set, while Keenan went back to work with TOOL and Howerdel began assembling ASHES DIVIDE.

ASHES DIVIDE's debut album, "Keep Telling Myself It's Alright", was released last month, with Howerdel unveiling the project's touring lineup this past weekend.

Keenan issued the debut PUSCIFER album, "V Is For Vagina", last fall, and continues to work on additional music for the project.

TOOL's latest album, "10,000 Days," surfaced almost exactly two years ago, and Keenan has said recently that the band could regroup later this year to begin work on its next effort.

Howerdel told The Pulse of Radio last year that he wasn't really sure whether A PERFECT CIRCLE would ever be reactivated, saying, "We might do something in the future, but all I can see is ASHES DIVIDE right now. That's kind of all I have in front of me."

Source: Blabbermouth.net

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1. Demoncleaner writes:

A new TOOL and a perfect circle album would be awesome

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2. Jamez writes:

agreed. A new Tool album would be great, but I guess it doesn't get released before 2010 or 2011, if at all

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3. lee writes:

on my space they said tool was in the studio now working on the new album

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4. Whoracle writes:

This made my f***ing day. A Perfect Circle is my favorite band, I hope they make a new album so badly.

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5. Jamez writes:

which myspace is that, lee?

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6. Jrizzle writes:

Woot. A Perfect Circle is off the chizzain

# May 14, 2008 @ 5:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Kalis_wrath writes:

Have not had the pleasure of seeing A.P.C or Tool live yet. Would in a heartbeat when they hit Wa. Glad to know both are alive and well. :)

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8. psythe writes:

I'd rather see Tool live than APC, but I love both bands' music. Mer De Noms was a brilliant album. I'm very glad that both bands are apparently still kicking, coz Puscifer isn't anything incredibly special to me. Haven't heard Ashes Divide yet. Can anyone tell me what they're like?

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9. Kalis_wrath writes:

The album cover to Pucifer bloody rocks! I almost want to become an air line attendant just to put them in the seats in place of the instruction manual.

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10. Txmetalhead writes:

I saw a Perfect Circle - post 7 - and they are very cool. Tool was awesome live too.
Neither show is alike.
I hope that you have a chance to see them both.

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11. Txmetalhead writes:

I have only heard one song from Ashes Divide - it was pretty good. The vocalist is not bad. Nothing extremely heavy, but melodic.

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