Thursday, February 17, 2005

What's Become of the Smashing Pumpkins

Billy Corgan did Zwan and now a book of poetry, James Iha is rockin' with A Perfect Circle and now the only Smashing Pumpkin to be fired- Jimmy Chamberlin - is doing his own thing. The Jimmy Chamberlin Complex recently released its first record. (I am waiting and waiting for a Darcy solo project.)

I was hoping that Jimmy was going to go 100 percent Ringo Starr on us (or Tommy Lee, for that matter) and switch from drumming to singing. That is not the case. Billy Mohler is handling the vocals, but there are some guest performances from Billy Corgan.

If you want to go the effort of going to their website and signing up for the email list, you can hear a couple of full mp3s. Otherwise, you're stuck with 30 second clips. I always think it's a little strange to name a band after the drummer, even if the drummer is the only famous person in the band.

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