A PERFECT CIRCLE was the musical guest on the Monday, April 23 episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” The band played several songs — including “TalkTalk” and “So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish” — on the show’s outdoor stage in front of a standing-room-only crowd.
Official video footage of the performance can be seen below.
“Jimmy Kimmel Live!” airs every weeknight at 11:35 p.m. and features a diverse lineup of guests that include celebrities, athletes, musical acts, comedians and human interest subjects, along with comedy bits and a house band.
A PERFECT CIRCLE‘s new album, “Eat The Elephant”, was released on April 20 and is the band’s first collection of studio recordings since the 2004 covers LP, “eMOTive”.
A PERFECT CIRCLE‘s first official single from the new album was “The Doomed”, while the band has also previewed song like “Feathers” and “TalkTalk” live.
Frontman Maynard James Keenan revealed how he communicated with A PERFECT CIRCLE guitarist Billy Howerdel creatively while making “Eat The Elephant”. Keenan explained to Kerrang!: “We haven’t done an album in 14 years. He was probably thinking things were going to go the way they used to, and I was going to respond to sounds the way I used to. We really had to come up with a new language for each other.”
Asked how he tells Howerdel if a song’s not working for him, Keenan responded: “There’s no other way to do it other than to be straight and honest and deal with that week of misery. There’s no other way to go about it. Like, ‘I’m not hearing what you’re hearing, sorry.’ But the good news is that we wouldn’t be standing here if I didn’t hear it in other things, so that part you just have to figure out how to let it go.”
Howerdel said that making a record is always stressful, remarking: “It’s hard not to get physically worn down from it. When you get to that place where you’re not sleeping, and you can barely think straight, that’s when you go, ‘God, did I need to push it that hard? Or was it necessary?'”