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A Perfect Circle is an American rock supergroup formed in 1999 by guitarist Billy Howerdel and Tool vocalist Maynard James Keenan.

A Perfect Circle has released four studio albums, the first three releasing in the early 2000s: Mer de Noms, their debut album in 2000, and followed up by Thirteenth Step in 2003; then in 2004, Emotive—an album of radically re-worked cover songs titles. Shortly after Emotive's release, the band went on hiatus; Keenan Read more on

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Interview: James Iha on solo records, the future of A Perfect Circle…and a little band called The Smashing Pumpkins

March 10th, 2012


You know James Iha as one of the co-founders of the Smashing Pumpkins. Shut up, you do. Don’t try to pretend that you only know him from his time as a member of A Perfect Circle, or his solo albums, or his work remixing songs, or producing albums, or scoring films. You know him from the Smashing Pumpkins.

Still, he’s got a new solo record out, so when we heard he was stopping by in London we forced him to sit down with Hugh Platt and talk about Billy Joel. Just because.

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