WEST MILFORD, N.J. -- Happy birthday to West Milford's Billy Howerdel.
Musician Howerdel was born May 18, 1970 and turns 46 on Wednesday.
He attended high school at West Milford High School.
He is the founding member, guitarist, songwriter, and producer for the bands A Perfect Circle and Ashes Divide.
He spent several years sound engineering for New Jersey bands and further worked as a guitar technician for numerous others, including David Bowie, The Smashing Pumpkins, Nine Inch Nails, Guns N' Roses, and Tool.