A PERFECT CIRCLE Guitarist Eager To Launch New Project

The Pulse of Radio reports: The first single from A PERFECT CIRCLE guitarist Billy Howerdel's new ASHES DIVIDE project, called "The Stone", has hit the airwaves. The song is taken from the debut ASHES DIVIDE album, "Keep Telling Myself It's All Right", due out in March. Howerdel has been out of the public spotlight since A PERFECT CIRCLE last toured, but told The Pulse of Radio he's ready to get his new band off the ground. "Yeah, I'm ready to launch this thing, and I'm looking forward to it, and in a way it feels like so long ago that I was on the road, 'cause it was, it was 2004, so I'm excited to get back out there and start doing it again," he said.

Howerdel sings and plays guitar, bass and keyboard on the album, which also features A PERFECT CIRCLE's Josh Freese on drums and A PERFECT CIRCLE and TOOL frontman Maynard James Keenan's 11-year-old son Devo on cello.

In addition to working on ASHES DIVIDE, Howerdel also contributed his programming skills to some recording sessions for "Chinese Democracy", the long-delayed and still unreleased new album from GUNS N' ROSES.

ASHES DIVIDE has yet to announce tour plans or a live lineup.

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