Billy Corgan is now the last man standing in the Smashing Pumpkins. Drummer Jimmy Chamberlin has quit the band, joining former guitarist James Iha and former bassist D’arcy in the ex-Pumpkins club. Today’s press release from Billy Corgan said:
“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.”
That’s right, Corgan’s going down with the ship.