Former Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha is part of a new band that also includes members of Cheap Trick, Fountains Of Wayne and Hanson.
Cheap Trick drummer Bun E. Carlos, Taylor Hanson, and bassist Adam Schlesinger of Fountains Of Wayne round out the line-up of Tinted Windows, and they’ve already recorded their debut album.
It was recorded at the Schlesinger-Iha-owned Stratosphere Sound Studios in New York, and according to Billboard, will be released in the spring.
The band will play their first publicized gig at South By South West in Austin on March 20.
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The Smashing Pumpkins official website is currently reporting that the Gish Box set might be on hold pending the outcome of the lawsuit brought on by James & D’arcy.
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TMZ has broken the news that D’arcy and James Iha are suing their former record company. The former bandmates are accusing Virgin Records of negotiating a deal exclusively with Billy Corgan for Smashing Pumpkins music that has been distributed through “new technology” methods (ringtones, downloads, etc.) without their consent.
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Ξ May 23rd, 2008 by MonteLDS | → 0 Comments | ∇ James Iha |
According to Kerrang! James Iha will make a guest appearance on the Manson album which is scheduled to come out in the winter of this year.
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Exclusive from Rollingstone.com:
Exclusive: James Iha Speaks Out Regarding His Involvement in Pumpkins Reunion
We recently spoke with iconic Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha, who has been graciously going about his business while his former bandmates schedule summer tour dates and discuss the details of their new record. It has never been totally clear which members of the original Pumpkins lineup would be involved in this much-gossiped about reunion tour and new album and now Iha assures us that he will absolutely not be part of it.
“No, I’m not part of the current Smashing Pumpkins album or tour, I haven’t spoken to Billy in years. I’m writing for a solo record, which I’m going to record this year, and working on my indie label Scratchie Records,” says Iha, referring to the label he co-founded in 2002 with Fountains of Wayne’s Adam Schelsininger. Scratchie has put out albums by Albert Hammond Jr. and The Sounds, among others.
— Elizabeth Goodman
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