In a new interview with the Las Vegas Review-Journal, A Perfect Circle guitarist Billy Howerdel discussed working as Trent Reznor’s guitar tech in the 90’s. Here is an excerpt from the article:
“The only way I’ve seen (a broken guitar) is Trent hauling the thing 30 feet in the air, hitting the lighting truss, doing a triple pirouette into the stage and just shattering,” Howerdel says.
“I did buy new guitars constantly. I think the number was 137 Les Pauls, working for Trent.”
After a while, Howerdel started fixing those broken necks, because Trent was demolishing as many as eight guitars a night.
“You learn how to fix them and save the tour some money,” Howerdel says.
“He let me take a couple of guitars at the end of the tour, and I took the best-sounding of the 137. That’s my main guitar!”