Jimmy Chamberlin Comments on Leaving the Smashing Pumpkins

Ξ March 24th, 2009 by Andrew Pakula | → 0 Comments | ∇ Billy Corgan, Jimmy Chamberlin, Music News, Smashing Pumpkins |

Jimmy Chamberlin has posted on his blog site about why he left the Smashing Pumpkins:

By now you have heard the news of my departure from the Smashing Pumpkins. I will say, without going into any unnecessary details that this represents a positive move forward for me. I can no longer commit all of my energy into something that I don’t fully possess. I won’t pretend I’m into something I’m not. I won’t do it to myself, you the fan, or my former partner. I can’t just, “Cash the check” so to speak. Music is my life. It is sacred. It deserves the highest commitment at every level and the Pumpkins are certainly no different. I’m sorry but it really IS that simple. There is no drama, bad blood, or anything else but a full commitment to music. My best goes out to Billy and I’m glad he has chosen to continue under the name. It is his right. I will continue to make music with the Jimmy Chamberlin Complex as well as pursuing other musical interests. I feel that I have a long way to go and a lot to give. Thanks to everyone for your kind words and support through all of this. I am constantly humbled by all of you! It is an honor and a privilege to play music for a living and I don’t take it for granted not even for a second.

Stay tuned……. JC

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Jimmy Chamberlin leaves The Smashing Pumpkins

Ξ March 20th, 2009 by MonteLDS | → 0 Comments | ∇ Billy Corgan, Jimmy Chamberlin, Music News, Smashing Pumpkins |

Today on the official Smashing Pumpkins website front man Billy Corgan announced the departure of Jimmy Chamberlin. Billy Corgan has also announced he is going back to the studio to record a new album alone. Click here to join the Netphoria discussion about this important news.