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  • Smashing Pumpkins Tour to Feature Jack Bates

    Smashing Pumpkins Tour to Feature Jack Bates

    After announcing that D’Arcy Wretzky would not be joining the upcoming “Shiny and Oh So Bright” reunion tour, the Smashing Pumpkins have announced the bass player for the outing. Original members Billy Corgan, Jeff Iha, and Jimmy Chamberlin, as well as Jeff Schroeder, will be joined by bassist Jack Bates. Fans will know Bates as... »

  • Original Smashing Pumpkins Announce Reunion, No Bassist Named

    Original Smashing Pumpkins Announce Reunion, No Bassist Named

    The original members of the Smashing Pumpkins are reuniting, and of course, it wouldn’t be The Smashing Pumpkins without some drama. Bassist D’Arcy Wretzky will apparently not be joining the tour. “My apologies to all of the Smashing Pumpkins fans out there who are excited about this oncoming reunion tour of the original members of... »

  • Smashing Pumpkins Announce Tour, New Album Details

    Smashing Pumpkins Announce Tour, New Album Details

    The Smashing Pumpkins, anchored by bassist Nicole Fiorentino, have announced an October tour of the U.S. The 12-city trek will focus on intimate venues spanning coast to coast and serve as a warm up for 2012, which will also see the release of a new album, Oceania. Oceania will be the group’s first full-length release... »

  • Smashing Pumpkins Announce Tour with New Bassist

    With the new addition of bassist Nicole Fiorentino, the Smashing Pumpkins have announced a summer tour of the U.S. with plans to visit South America and Australia later this year. Frontman Billy Corgan promises the music will be “a balance of classics, a few obscure ones, and new Teargarden material.” The band is also planning... »

  • Billy Corgan Selects New Smashing Pumpkins Bassist

    After holding an open audition for a bassist, Billy Corgan has announced that the new keeper of the low end in the Smashing Pumpkins will be Nicole Fiorentino. Nicole, who’s resume includes work with Spinnerette, Veruca Salt, and Radio Vago, announced on her Myspace page that she was the group’s newest member. According to her... »

  • Smashing Pumpkins Hold Open Auditions for New Bassist

    Ever wanted to play along side Billy Corgan in the Smashing Pumpkins? Well your big chance has arrived! Corgan has announced that the band will be having open auditions for a new bassist, as well as a new keyboardist. Smashing Pumpkins bassist Ginger Pooley just had a baby and wants to raise her child without... »

  • D’arcy (Ex-Smashing Pumpkins) on air interview

    Ex-Smashing Pumpkins bassist D’arcy Wretzky randomly dialed in to Q101 in Chicago. The “unprompted and unplanned” phone conversation between D’arcy and DJ Ryan Manno can be heard unedited on Manno’s blog. D’arcy left the Smashing Pumpkins 10 years ago and has not done many interviews since. When Manno asked “What are you doing with your... »

  • Melissa Auf der Maur recovering from swine flu

    Former Hole and Smashing Pumpkins bassist Melissa Auf der Maur says she is on recovering from an infection with H1N1 influenza strain, better known as swine flu. “It turns out that, somewhere between a video shoot in Vermont, a heavy metal concert in London, and my own musical showcase in Toronto, I had indeed fallen... »