A Perfect Circle - (The Spectrum) Philly 5-6-00 (COMPLETE SHOW HQ)
The Brena solo at 20:13 is amazing.
Tim Alexander mentions Billy in a recent Alternative Nation interview
"Tool was playing on a side stage and they got moved up to the big leagues—or the main stage—where the superstars like Primus played. He turned out to be crazy but I still got along with him, and we ended up working together over time. One of the earlier projects was A Perfect Circle. Maynard had called me and said they wanted me to come and work on this music Billy [Howerdel] had been working on. Billy sent up a CD for me to listen to and it was really cool, and had a lot of songs in 3/4, which is one of my favorite time signatures. I went to LA and there I first met Paz Lenchantin, who became a good friend—that I worked with later in our careers. We jammed the ideas Billy had and Maynard would mumble melody ideas as we played the tunes. We even did a two-week West Coast tour, and Maynard was still mumbling melody ideas on some of the songs instead of lyrics. He is very brave. It’s not what you say but how you say it. I think so. More recently I’ve been a part of Puscifer, which is one of his many jobs or businesses. He is the great multitasker."
“We were already good friends with Fishbone, and touring with them again was great. When we first started out we would do shows with them, and they were the best live band I think I have ever seen. That was also the first time I met Billy Howerdel. He was their guitar tech. He was a hard worker and Fishbone worked him hard. He was so clean and organized. I just couldn’t understand how you can do that when instruments are flying across the stage, and Norwood has taken off his clothes and who knows what else. They were all just awesome. Once, Fish, the drummer, wasn’t able to make a show on Lollapalooza, and a bunch of us drummers filled in and played different songs. I think that goes to show just how influential they were to all of us on that tour.Overall, it was an amazing tour and I’m glad and proud I was a part of it.”
A Perfect Circle live in NYC 3/1/01 - Contains some of the greatest footage of Billy playing that I have ever seen. Sound could be better but the visual more than makes up for it
This time period is hazy. I had just had my first kid so this would have been like fourteen years ago. I knew Maynard from previous shoots and he suggested to Billy Howerdel (lead singer of APC) that I would be a good choice for shooting their upcoming album. I met with them and Billy told me…