Smashing Pumpkins: Drummer Auditions

GET YOUR KIT ON WITH BILLY C

Why yes, my head does
sound like a floor tom…
With the recent departure of long-time drummer Jimmy Chamberlin (more details here), auditions will be held Friday, April 10 in Los Angeles for drummers who are looking to play with the Smashing Pumpkins. Interested percussionists should send their background info, photos and performance web links via email only to:

pumpkinsdrummer@gmail.com

http://www.smashingpumpkins.com/

[Published on: 3/31/09]

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benjaminsochko Tue 3/31/2009 08:18AM
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SlaveTotheDarkStar Tue 3/31/2009 08:19AM
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SlaveTotheDarkStar

While a great musician, the dude is just creepy looking!

oboyler Tue 3/31/2009 08:20AM
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oboyler

i think its safe to say that hes a pretty big doucher

PickinKind Tue 3/31/2009 08:21AM
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rp1guy Tue 3/31/2009 08:33AM
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rp1guy

Cool move to give an unknown a shot at the title, instant rock star.

moemoe6434 Tue 3/31/2009 08:44AM
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If the address above does not work, try:

WhatOnceWasWillNeverBeAgain@NestalgiaActsPayMyBills.com

BGsteveBG Tue 3/31/2009 08:59AM
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BGsteveBG

There's no way that's a real photo of an actual human

Smittea Tue 3/31/2009 09:27AM
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Smittea

I always thought that when Billy Corgan got older his voice would change. In addition I was fairly certain he would change his name to Bill or William.

newtongimmick Tue 3/31/2009 09:29AM
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newtongimmick

jimmy the smack head finally left his counterpart...i'm glad i got to see the original lineup years ago...

mahgeetah Tue 3/31/2009 10:17AM
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mahgeetah

This is officially depressing. Not that I feel sorry for him. How long till "Smashing Pumpkins" are on the state fair circuit?

fydo1974 starstarstarstarstar Tue 3/31/2009 10:40AM
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fydo1974

It's a bummer that Jimmy is leaving. Check out some of their 20th Anniversary shows if you haven't heard them, they were Jimmy's last shows and they're quite good!

http://www.archive.org/details/tsp2008-11-11.dab.flac16

http://www.archive.org/details/sp2008-11-12.cabbage.AKGck93.flac16

pugs689 starstarstar Tue 3/31/2009 11:20AM
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I saw The Pumpkins at the Tower in Philly in 2007... like moemoe6434 said, 'What Once Was Will Never Be Again'... not worth going to see them... they need to see Jimmy leaving as a sign... stop playing and coming out with mediocre albums.

linsbee314 starstarstarstarstar Tue 3/31/2009 11:27AM
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based on how they sounded during that last Asheville run, they might want to hold singer auditions too!!

old man Tue 3/31/2009 11:36AM
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old man

i'm stretching out my calves.

GratefulHokie Tue 3/31/2009 12:07PM
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GratefulHokie

I might be the only one on this limb here...but I was perfectly happy with Billy playing with Zwan instead of trying to reunite SP.

fishbone1 star Tue 3/31/2009 12:30PM
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fishbone1

why would anyone audition to be in this douche nozzle's band?

WharfRat Tue 3/31/2009 12:36PM
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chidodger Tue 3/31/2009 12:40PM
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chidodger

What a joke. This idiot was in front of the government a few weeks ago asking for money every time a pumpkins song gets played on the radio. Bad enough he is trying to make money off of songs that are over 10 years old, and now he wants to hire a drummer (can't blaim the heroin addict that killed the keyboard player for quitting this shitty band, I would have done the same) American Idol style? The Smashing Pumpkins ship is sinking pretty fast. I know 1 person that went to the 4 night (although 1 night got cancelled) run a few months ago, and he told me he's seen better Pumpkins cover bands then what he saw on stage those nights. If billy wants the pumpkins at Lollapalloza, I think he'll just have to buy tickets like everyone else.

MyFavBandIsTheBestYoursSucks star Tue 3/31/2009 01:06PM
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MyFavBandIsTheBestYoursSucks

Sad, so sad. Leave whats left of the Pumkins once great legacy be Billy.

Hey WharfRat, I used to call people "faggots". I was 12. What are you gonna ask mommy for for your 13th Bday.

boom shanker Tue 3/31/2009 02:05PM
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boom shanker

fuck if i was in LA i would try out

Jenny Jen Tue 3/31/2009 04:02PM
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Jenny Jen

I love it..."drummers who are looking to play with the SMASHING PUMPKINS." WHAT A JOKE. Leave the band's name already, it's not the SP. Then again, I didn't write the songs, I'm not Billy...but someone nailed a comment up there, and the small-time local county fair promoters are not gonna have a problem booking the legendary "SMASHING PUMPKINS" for $15 in a few years... Terrible. Just terrible.

bloggersrlosers star Tue 3/31/2009 06:52PM
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Lord-K. starstarstarstarstar Tue 3/31/2009 09:40PM
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Lord-K.

liberal Faggot I think you mean conservative Faggot.....liberals would be all for gay marriages. On another note love the caption...seems like jambase is posting this stuff to show how big of a prima donna billy corgan really is.

MyFavBandIsTheBestYoursSucks Wed 4/1/2009 07:45AM
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MyFavBandIsTheBestYoursSucks

Just making the point that people who use the word are immature, and probably closet. Its a pointless hateful word to use & makes you seem like an idiot. Im all for free speech & if you want to be ignorant go right ahead. By the way Im not gay, liberal or conservative. You people & you labels make me laugh.

jerrybird11 Wed 4/1/2009 08:24AM
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remember that music video where the moon tries to eat them?

Putnameter Wed 4/1/2009 01:56PM
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Putnameter

Billy sounds desperate. He's been in the music scene for a long ass time, why in the hell would he hold auditions? Is he bored or does he not have any drummer connections in LA? Billy- its time to move on before you become a washed up freak. nice caption, jambase. They had pretty artsy videos and I loved siamese dream, but as far as I see they are D-O-N-E!

Putnameter Wed 4/1/2009 01:57PM
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Putnameter

Get some SUN billy, you might feel better! Lack of sun causes people to freak out and loose all their band members.

moejoerisin Thu 4/2/2009 05:07PM
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moejoerisin

"No sexist, racist or otherwise offensive remarks will be tolerated."

this is not nam, bloggersrlosers, there are rules.