It’s shifting gears again this week hopefully with a supergroup in mind to help us get started. When thinking progressive and supergroup not many things come to mind. A Steven Wilson (a.k.a. Porcupine Tree) side/solo project perhaps?? It’s not the first time if you consider it… but being a huge Tool fan wasn’t finally able to resist the temptation to move further away from the groundbreaking heavy progressive themes of Tool and rediscover aspects never seen, even though the rest are true offsprings of 90’s alternative sound the final proposition is way interesting… a satisfactory mixture of 50% progressive 50% alternative rock solution…
The rest to the specialists (wiki): «A Perfect Circle is an American rock supergroup formed in 1999 by guitarist Billy Howerdel and Tool vocalist Maynard James Keenan. The original incarnation of the band also included Paz Lenchantin on bass, Troy Van Leeuwen on guitar, and Tim Alexander on drums, with Josh Freese as the primary drummer after the band's initial round of touring prior to their first album. The latest lineup features Puscifer and Ashes Divide bassist Matt McJunkins; former TheSmashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha; and Puscifer and Ashes Divide touring drummer, Jeff Friedl. Despite having a varied cast since inception, the stylistic content of the songs has remained consistent with Howerdel as composer, and Keenan penning the lyrics and melodies.
A Perfect Circle has released three albums: Mer de Noms (2000), Thirteenth Step (2003), and Emotive (2004). A CD-DVD set, Amotion, was released alongside Emotive released and contains thirteen music videos in addition to a number of song remixes created by Danny Lohner, Robert Del Naja, and other artists.
The band went into hiatus in 2004. Since then, band members have worked on other projects, the most notable being Keenan's work on Tool's 2006 album, 10,000 Days, and Howerdel's album, Keep Telling Myself It's Alright, under Ashes Divide, his name for his solo work. The two announced they had reformed to work on new material in late 2008, although the band was not publicly active until 2010, when the band began touring again.»
All Releases (minus the remixes)