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Josh Freese quits SoundwaveFestival headliners A PerfectCircle

Drummer to the stars Josh Freese has quit A Perfect Circle.

Freese has been a member of the group since 1999, but has announced on Twitter that “After 13 years, I’ve decided to leave A Perfect Circle with no plans of returning. Apologies for those inquiring about upcoming shows.” Those upcoming shows include APC’s tour with Soundwave Festival early next year.

Freese has been a member of A Perfect Circle since the release of their first album and participated in their 2010-2011 reunion tour. While he was considered a core member of the band, as a drummer-for-hire Freese has also manned the kit for fellow Soundwave 2013 bands Paramore and The Vandals as well as a long list of acts including Weezer, Devo, Kelly Clarkson, Avril Lavigne, Ricky Martin, Miley Cyrus, The Veronicas, Sting, Good Charlotte, Clay Aiken, Puddle Of Mudd and New Radicals.

A Perfect Circle are yet to name their new drummer, although when Freese was unable to join APC on tour in 2011 due to a scheduling conflict with Weezer he was replaced by Jeff Friedl (ASHES dIVIDE, Puscifer, Devo, CSS).

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crob said on the 3rd Oct, 2012

Wish A Perfect Circle was doing a sideshow...


VegetableLasagne said on the 3rd Oct, 2012

you only get what you give.


lineofbestfit said on the 3rd Oct, 2012

should go back to the vandals


berlinchair101 said on the 3rd Oct, 2012

I'm sure Voldemort can rustle up someone with the flick of a wand.


OFFICER NO said on the 3rd Oct, 2012

he's still in the vandals


RohanMB said on the 8th Oct, 2012

as soon as the sw lineup was announced, maynard said on triple j that friedl would be playing with them.