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A Perfect Circle’s Billy Howerdel premieres debut solo single, “Poison Flowers”

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A Perfect Circle guitarist Billy Howerdel has premiered his first solo single, “Poison Flowers.”

The track, which you listen to now via digital outlets, features Howerdel on vocals and every instrument except drums, which are played by his former APC band mate, Josh Freese. It’s the first preview of Howerdel’s forthcoming debut solo album, title and release date TBA.

“‘Poison Flowers’ began with the bass guitar part and all of the pieces flowed from there,” Howerdel explains. “It’s a rare feeling when the process of writing blocks out all distractions.”

“The upcoming songs reflect back to my earliest influences,” he adds. “‘Poison Flowers’ leads well into the rest of the album.”

The premiere of “Poison Flowers” follows Howerdel’s first live show as a solo artist, which took place in Las Vegas in February. His band for the show included Freese and former Nine Inch Nails touring member Danny Lohner, who also previously played in APC.

Howerdel formed A Perfect Circle alongside Tool‘s Maynard James Keenan in 1999. The band has released four studio albums, the most recent of which being 2018’s Eat the Elephant.

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