Troy Van Leeuwen has quietly amassed a substantial discography over the past couple decades. Aside from his high profile gigs with A Perfect Circle (whose Mer de Noms is inset here) and Queens of the Stone Age, Van Leeuwen has also worked with the likes of Failure, UNKLE, and Eagles of Death Metal. This Yamaha ad was scanned from Guitar Player, April 2001.
December 29, 2012
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Billy Howerdel, guitarist for A Perfect Circle and Ashes Divide, recently spoke with Las Vegas Weekly in conjunction with APC’s lone U.S. show scheduled for Vegas. Among the topics touched on was the writing process:
A lot of times, I’ll sit down and write something just preposterous that I would think could never be a contender. There’s a real freedom to writing stuff that you know is terrible and is just not going to fit, because it can only get better. And if you’re not too precious about things right off the bat it can really lead you to different places.
Read more at LVW right here.
And take a look at Howerdel and others as captured at the Kanrocksas festival right here.
August 7, 2011
The Kansas Speedway just played host to the first ever Kanrocksas Music Festival, a two-day gathering of bands and artistic enterprises. Upwards of 50,000 fans were baked alive over the course of the event. We, of course, were looking out for guitars. Here are a few with the guitarists who hold them.
Check out more Kanrocksas coverage at Hardened Magazine.