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A Perfect Circle’s Billy Howerdel Fully Backs No Filming Policy At Live Shows


Though vocalist Maynard James Keenan has long adopted a a policy of no filming at live shows, he’s not the only member of A Perfect Circle who supports it. The band’s guitarist Billy Howerdel recently spoke in favor of the policy with Montreal Gazette, stating:

“First of all, it’s just rude. Putting up a phone in front of someone’s face so they get to watch the show through it? Getting a memento of the show — sure, I’ve done it myself. But then you ask, ‘What am I gonna do with this?’

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But the other point is, people talking about the show is so much more powerful. We’re inundated with videos and images, and getting back to a campfire conversation, letting people express how they felt in the experience — it says something more.

And it speaks to, what does the music mean to you, and how do you want to tether it to your experiences in your life?”

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