Will D’arcy Wretzky Return To The Smashing Pumpkins For A final Full Member Reunion?
Recently The Smashing Pumpkins came back almost with the full original band and made some shows.
The biggest surprise was possibly the comeback of James Iha after years of back and forth slander from him and Billy Corgan.
Jimmy Chamberlin has been working with Billy of and on so that might not have been as much of a surprise.
D’arcy has been rumored fighting with addiction but it is now said that she is clean and might have interest in finally getting back together…
“Circumstances would have to be a certain way,” she said of a potential reunion. “It’s much too complicated.” Wretzky added that she hasn’t spoken to Corgan personally since she was fired from the band in 1999. She does, however, remain in contact with Iha and called his recent onstage collaborations with Corgan “really healthy.”
The Smashing Pumpkins (or Smashing Pumpkins) is an American alternative rock band from Chicago, Illinois, formed in 1988. Formed by frontmanBilly Corgan (lead vocals, guitar) and James Iha (guitar), the band included D’arcy Wretzky (bass guitar) and Jimmy Chamberlin (drums) in its original incarnation. It has undergone many line-up changes over the course of its existence, with the current lineup including Corgan, rhythm guitarist Jeff Schroeder and Chamberlin.
Disavowing the punk rock roots of many of their alt-rock contemporaries, the Pumpkins have a diverse, densely layered, and guitar-heavy sound, containing elements of gothic rock, heavy metal, dream pop, psychedelic rock, progressive rock, shoegazing, and electronica in later recordings. Corgan is the group’s primary songwriter—his grand musical ambitions and cathartic lyrics have shaped the band’s albums and songs, which have been described as “anguished, bruised reports from Billy Corgan’s nightmare-land”.
The Smashing Pumpkins broke into the musical mainstream with their second album, 1993’s Siamese Dream. The group built its audience with extensive touring and their 1995 follow-up, the double album Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 album chart. With 20 million albums sold in the United States alone, The Smashing Pumpkins were one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed bands of the 1990s. However, internal fighting, drug use, and diminishing record sales led to a 2000 break-up.
In 2006, Billy Corgan and Jimmy Chamberlin reconvened to record a new Smashing Pumpkins album, Zeitgeist. After touring throughout 2007 and 2008 with a lineup including new guitarist Jeff Schroeder, Chamberlin left the band in early 2009. Later that year, Corgan began a new recording series entitledTeargarden by Kaleidyscope featuring a rotating lineup of musicians, that has resulted in the albums Oceania (2012), Monuments to an Elegy (2014), and a forthcoming album. Chamberlin rejoined, originally temporarily, in 2015 for The End Times Tour, but remained a member of the band afterwards. As of 2016, Corgan, Chamberlin & Schroeder are the sole permanent band members.