The SMASHING PUMPKINS’ guitarist, singer, songwriter and founding member Billy Corgan has announced that drummer Jimmy Chamberlin has left the group. Chamberlin joined the band Corgan founded in Chicago in 1988 and played on all their albums except Adore (1998). Corgan will continue to write and record as SMASHING PUMPKINS with plans to head into the studio this spring.
Hmm, does that still make the band “Smashing Pumpkins” or is it just a Billy Corgan solo project now? Hasn’t Smashing Pumpkins always been Corgan’s band? How much influence have the other members had on the actual sound of the band?