Bassist Paz Lenchantin made a surprise appearance with her former A PERFECT CIRCLE bandmates during the group's headlining gig at Cabaret Metro in Chicago Sunday night (August 10). Lenchantin reportedly played violin during her brief appearance and hugged guitarist Billy Howerdel when she was done. Singer Maynard James Keenan then called her over to him, told her the band loved her and gave her a kiss, according to one attendee.

As previously reported, Lenchantin recently exited ZWAN, the group fronted by former SMASHING PUMPKINS singer Billy Corgan. She plans to join fellow ZWAN member David Pajo's PAPA M project for a new album and tour, beginning Oct. 4 in Chicago.

ZWAN's Reprise debut, "Mary, Star of the Sea", has sold 267,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. PAPA M's most recent album was 2001's "Whatever, Mortal". Pajo has also released three separate three-track PAPA M singles this year via Drag City.


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