A Perfect Circle has announced that its limited boxed set, A Perfect Circle Live: Featuring Stone and Echo, will be made available as a digital release. After all 2,500 copies of the CD/DVD release sold out, the band decided to make the audio and video components of the set available for download as well on November 26th. The package will include Stone And Echo, a full-length concert recorded and filmed on August 11th, 2011 at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado, as well as Trifecta, which contains the band's complete discography -- Mer de Noms, Thirteenth Step and eMOTIVe -- recorded live during a five-city run of three-night, full-album performances in 2010.
- Also included as bonus tracks are live versions of "By And Down," the only new A Perfect Circle song recorded since 2003, the group's cover of David Bowie's "Ashes To Ashes" and "Diary Of A Lovesong," a mash-up of the Cure's "Love Song" and Ozzy Osbourne's "Diary Of A Madman."
- Frontman Maynard James Keenan told Rolling Stone, "Some of the songs we haven't played in eight to 10 years. Some of them we hadn't played at all."
- In addition, A Perfect Circle is releasing a greatest hits package called Three Sixty on November 19th in both standard and deluxe formats. It will contain the exclusive studio version of "By and Down."
- In other news, Keenan's rock cabaret act Puscifer will release a DVD titled What Is . . . on November 26th. The two-hour disc will capture both live music performances from the act as well comedy skits featuring several regular Puscifer characters like Billy D, Hildy and Major Douche.
- A private screening of the film will be held on November 6th at the Arclight Theater in Hollywood.
- Also coming from Puscifer on November 29th is a limited edition release titled Puscifer's 8-Ball Bail Bonds -- The Berger Barns Live In Phoenix. The nine-song live album will be out on red vinyl at independent record stores nationwide.
- Still no word yet on a long-awaited new album from Keenan's other, other band, Tool.
DID YOU KNOW? A Perfect Circle has not made a new full-length album since eMOTIVe came out in November 2004. The group broke a five-year hiatus in 2009 for some live shows, but another studio album has yet to be announced.
INTERNET COMMENTS at Rolling Stone -- agree or not?
Dan Smith wrote: "I love Maynard, I'm a fan of APC and Puscifer, but i feel like if the other guys in Tool want to keep making albums they should look into another vocalist. I just feel as though Maynard ultimately is trying to distance himself from the band."
Marty Mitchell wrote: "Replace Maynard?! Seriously?"
Will Stewart wrote: "I love Tool too, and get frustrated at the length of time between albums but without Maynard, there could be no Tool. Us Tool fans need to appreciate the band while they're still kickin'. Sadly, this next record and tour cycle will probably be our last chance."
ClobberDobson wrote: "How come only white trash stoners are the ones who listen to Tool? I gave them a shot...just wasn't impressed. Never trust anyone who is a huge Tool fan. Casual fans are okay. Hardcore fans? Never trust them."
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