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A Perfect Circle’s Billy Howerdel Further Defends Band’s No Filming At Live Shows Policy


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Maynard James Keenan‘s strict no filming policy has long been something he’s had enforced at live shows from the various projects he’s involved in, be it Tool, Puscifer or A Perfect CircleBilly Howerdel, the lynchpin guitarist for the latter outfit, has voiced his support for the policy in the past and recently further explained his feelings on it in an interview with DOMKcast:

“There’s many reasons why—I think everyone can figure it out—why we would have that kind of policy. I mean, I get why you wanna take a memento of the moment. I’ve done it myself. If I go to a show and they ask for… I’ve gone to plays. I don’t know if guys have gone to a play. You never take out your phone, take a video or take a picture in a play; you’re gonna get booted.

Why is that any different at a rock show? And why is it any different to not be rude sticking your phone up in front of the face of the person behind you. And then, at the other side of it, we would like you to be with us, present. We’re with you, present—full-focused, wholeheartedly. For that one moment in time—90 minutes or 100 minutes—we’re giving every… every calorie available to us is spent to be together, so we ask you to join us there.”

[via Blabbermouth]

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