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.


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.

Alex Turner of Arctic Monkeys.

Ler: Larry LaLonde of Primus.

Mickey Melchiondo: Dean Ween playing "Transdermal Celebration."

Christian Bland of Black Angels.

Billy Howerdel of A Perfect Circle.

Check out more Kanrocksas coverage at Hardened Magazine.