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Billy Howerdel releases video for Poison Flowers

Billy Howerdel
(Image credit: Billy Howerdel)

A Perfect Circle guitarist Billy Howerdel has released a brand new video for his debut solo single, Poison Flowers, which you can watch below. Howerdfel had previously released a visualizer for the single.

It comes as Howerdel announces that he will release his debut solo album What Was Normal through Alchemy Recordings/BMG on June 10.

"This is me stepping back into my early teen self and making the record I would’ve made if I had the means and the knowledge when I first picked up a guitar, just in 2022,” Howerdel explains. “It’s that moment as a kid when you hear a record, close your eyes, and go somewhere else. That was the time I found my lane, so to speak."

Howerdel's new solo music channels his own early musical influences, which Guitar World says "treads a line between Pink Floyd and Nine Inch Nails…” (Howerdel was inspired to seek out a career in music having seen Pink Floyd at the Giants Stadium in New York) and also draws comparisons with Depeche Mode, The Cure and Talk Talk.

Howerdel will kick off a US summer tour in June which includes an appearance at Milwaukee’s Summerfest and two shows where Howerdel finds himself on the same bill as his APC bandmate Maynard James Keenan, who will be performing with Puscifer.

Pre-order What Normal Was.

Billy Howerdel

(Image credit: Alchemy Recordings/BMG)

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.