BAND THAT NEVER REALLY EXISTED BREAKS UP
There’s a rumor going around that Billy Howerdel’s Ashes Divide have broken up. To which I say: HUH?
Was Ashes Divide ever a real band? I always thought it was just a Howerdel solo project with a cooler name, the same way Nine Inch Nails is really just Trent Reznor. So what the fuck is going on? Is Howerdel splitting from himself? Can’t he just hire new backing musicians? Does anyone even know the names of any of the dudes in this band besides Howerdel? I know Josh Freese played drums on the album, but I couldn’t for the life of me tell you who was playing drums the one time I saw these dudes live.
Oh well. Maybe Howerdel can now revive his other sort-of-but-not-really a band, A Perfect Circle, or join one of the sort-of-but-not-really a bands he used to guitar tech for, like Smashing Pumpkins, Guns N’ Roses or NIN. Whatever the case, I hope he has a long and prosperous career with some sort-of-but-not-really a band.
Read Vince Neilstein’s interview with Howerdel here.