Revolver has released a new video of A Perfect Circle members Maynard James Keenan and Billy Howerdel going wig shopping.
“Spoiler alert! The flowing locks and blonde braids that Maynard James Keenan sports onstage with A Perfect Circle are not real. As such, in order to achieve his distinctive coiffure, the vocalist and his APC compatriot Billy Howerdel have become seasoned pros at wig shopping. Revolver joined the pair for an afternoon visit to Wilshire Wigs in Los Angeles where the musicians shared with us their never-before-seen method for finding Keenan the perfect hairpiece.”
Billy Howerdel discussed his influences in a new Noisey interview, “I don’t know where it comes from originally. Who knows what we are when we’re kids and growing up, but I’ve got four older sisters, and they recall me as being a really happy boy. Doing boy things, out getting dirty … I was just a kind of classic kid in that way. But I always felt drawn to much darker things, and I think the music was the expression of that. Maybe it was a counter, a balancing of those things for me. Pornography by The Cure and Tinderbox by Siouxsie and the Banshees, between those two records it was just so musically influential for me.
It was rare for me to be into anything that was kind of upbeat and anthemic. When I started writing music, I started going there almost as an experiment. Like The Hollow on the first record; that song was much more Cure in essence at the beginning, and right at the last minute we changed it into a more anthemic kind of rock song. Before that it sounded a lot like King Volcano by Bauhaus. That was kind of the inspiration. I don’t know; minor key has always been more interesting to me.”