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Jimmy Chamberlain to leave Smashing Pumpkins

posted March 23, 2009, 11:28 am by dscanland | Filed Under Music News | comment 5 Comments

Tags: Smashing Pumpkins, Billy Corgan, Jimmy Chamberlain, quitting, solo project

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.

From Smashing Pumpkins official Website

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?


5 Responses to “Jimmy Chamberlain to leave Smashing Pumpkins”

  1. Profile photo of kev_stev kev_stev on March 23rd, 2009 8:27 pm

    it’s really just gonna be a shitshow from here :/

  2. Profile photo of Brandon Thompson Brandon Thompson on March 23rd, 2009 9:37 pm

    Oh my god Corgan will not stop shooting himself in the foot
    kids take a note
    Billy Corgan in the musical anti-christ
    Hes in the biz only for the money and he doesnt even care about the music anymore
    I hope that all the bad things in life happen to him
    and no one else

  3. Profile photo of Brian Rutherford Brian Rutherford on March 24th, 2009 8:02 am

    Billy this, Smashing that! back in 2005 i saw jimmy chamberlin live without his vegetable torturing band of merrymen, and i must say he was better off. i say the story is about Jimmy, not some over inflated ego maniac with a voice so freaky n high pitvhed enough we put him on a pedestal.

    Here’s the scenario, terrorists state i must swallow a gallon of oil or listen to billy corgan voice for 2 hours consecutively, ill take the meal.

  4. Profile photo of kev_stev kev_stev on March 24th, 2009 11:42 am

    i can listen to the first 5 pumpkins discs straight… can’t listen to zeitgeist full through once. please, corgan, stop, now!

  5. Profile photo of Kevin Sellers Kevin Sellers on March 26th, 2009 12:12 pm

    Chamberlain was definitely a major piece of the Pumpkins’ puzzle, and to be honest, something has been missing from this band since “Mellon Collie”. So this move doesn’t really effect my opinion of the band, it only makes me dread future releases a bit more. These guys had a big impression on my younger musical self; it’s a shame to see them coming together and falling apart like this.

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