Troy Van Leeuwen On Josh Vs. Maynard, A Perfect Circle Status

Queens of the Stone Age guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen spoke with Artisan News service, where he was asked about working with QOTSA’s Josh Homme versus his previous gig with Maynard James Keenan in A Perfect Circle. “I would say of course they’re different, but I have more experience working with Josh actually than with Maynard” Troy said. “With Maynard, it was very short amounts of time working with him, so I didn’t really, per se, get in deep with him. He would show up and do his thing, and bail and do Tool when I worked with him. With Josh, it’s more, we’re in there every day, every hour, every year, every lifetime.”

He also talked about A Perfect Circle’s status, saying he’ll likely be tied up, but to check for a solo album by founding member Billy Howerdel. “I don’t have any plans for it, I know that Billy is finishing up a record of his own stuff,” Van Leeuwen said. “It’s basically A Perfect Circle without Maynard singing, it’s Billy singing. So, it’s still the same great music, and everybody will I think be surprised by his voice. It’s really, really pleasant. That’s what’s going on with that, it’s not really A Perfect Circle anymore. But, I always try to make time for other projects and stuff, but there’s so much going on with Queens right now it’s kind of hard to divide my time to do other stuff.” Watch the report at YouTube.

Guitarist Says ‘A Perfect Circle Is Done For Now’

After Maynard James Keenan said that A Perfect Circle had been “pushed as far as it could go,” MTV News spoke with guitarist Billy Howerdel about the band’s status. “We don’t know what’s happening,” said Howerdel, one of Keenan’s best friends. “[Maynard and I have] talked about it lightly. A few months ago, it was like, ‘If we did A Perfect Circle again, I’d want to do this or that.’ It was a benign conversation. I think we both entertain the fact that it could happen again, but for right now we don’t have any plans to do it again. We’re focusing on what we’re doing now. A Perfect Circle is done for now.” Read more.

A Perfect Circle ‘Passive’ Video

A Perfect Circle are out with the video to their new single ‘Passive’, which features clips from the upcoming Keanu Reeves thriller ‘Constantine’. Watch it online below.

On TV: Tommy Lee, Jet, A Perfect Circle

Rock acts on television this week include the Donnas, who perform on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ on Monday; Green Day, who visit ‘Total Request Live’ and ‘Daily Download’ on Monday; former Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee, who visits ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’ on Wednesday and ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien’ on Wednesday; Jet, who perform on ‘Late Night’ on Wednesday; A Perfect Circle, who perform on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ on Wednesday; Skindred, who visit ‘Daily Download’ on Thursday; and the Shins, who perform on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on Friday.

A Perfect Circle Performs End Session is currently hosting an MP3 of A Perfect Circle performing acoustic versions of 'Weak and Powerless' and 'The Outsider' as part of Seattle radio station 107.7 The End's 'End Sessions' series on April 9th in Tacoma, Washington.