Corgan Sees Smashing Future For Pumpkins

(MusicRadar) With the recent departure of drummer Jimmy Chamberlin, frontman Billy Corgan is, for the time being, the de facto Smashing Pumpkins. Corgan doesn't plan on remaining a one-man band for long, however (he's holding drummer auditions in Los Angeles on 14 April), and to that end, he's Posted a thoughtful - and most lengthy - message online. What follows are the highlights:

"Hello from sunny California, where I'm currently working with some of my friends on new Smashing Pumpkins songs. The mood here is relaxed, serene, and studious as my pals are helping me with some TLC to zero in on the new direction that I'm trying to take the music.

"I'm going to step right into the heat of the matter now and address the infamous 'why?' question. The why being 'why' I have chosen to continue on under the Smashing Pumpkins banner considering I am the only remaining original member. The simple answer is that when I decided to write and record again under the name the Smashing Pumpkins in 2005, I committed myself 100 percent." - more on this story

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