Smashing Pumpkins to reunite… kind of

Why does it not seem as great without all the original members?

The Smashing Pumpkins have been rumored to get the band back together. And when I say The Smashing Pumpkins I mean all four original members, Jimmy Chamberlain, James Iha, Billy Corgan, AND D’arcy Wretzky. But that is just not going to happen.

Wretzky said that Billy Corgan invited her to play in the reunion but then took back his offer. The rest of the band has issued a statement via a spokesperson contradicting Wretzky’s claims, saying that Wretzky has repeatedly turned down offers to play with them:

In reuniting The Smashing Pumpkins, the band’s dedication remains to its fans and its music. To that, James Iha, Jimmy Chamberlin, and William Corgan haven’t played a show with D’arcy Wretzky for over 18 years. But it’s not for a lack of trying. For despite reports, Ms. Wretzky has repeatedly been invited out to play with the group, participate in demo sessions, or at the very least, meet face-to-face, and in each and every instance she always deferred. We wish her all the best, and look forward to reconnecting with you all very soon.

 

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