Since 1999, the bald guitarist has played in a band that has brought him as much success as trouble: A Perfect Circle. A cooperation with Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan, who has hardly any time, but all the more whims. Logical consequence: With "What Normal Was," the frustrated Howerdel goes it alone - and speaks plainly.
eclipsed: Do you wish you had recorded more music with Maynard over the last 23 years?
Billy Howerdel: No question about it! If his schedule had allowed it, we would have made more than four albums, guaranteed.
eclipsed: Did you get into a dependency there that you regret? Was it a mistake to get hooked on him as a singer?