Update by Arthur van Pelt
The article below is what SP.com headlined yesterday, without any further information given or details being shared about the reason(s) why. Although some sources call this announcement an early April Fools Day joke, it’s still a shock to every fan of the band. Hopefully we will know more news about Jimmy’s leave soon. Meanwhile, this unpleasant news is spreading all over the internet, with headlines on Billboard, Reuters, Washington Post and BBC. An overview of all the news can be found here.
“Corgan set to head into the studio to create new Smashing Pumpkins music
The Smashing Pumpkins’ guitarist, singer, songwriter and founding member Billy Corgan has announced that drummer Jimmy Chamberlin has left the group. Chamberlin joined the band Corgan founded in Chicago in 1988 and played on all their albums except Adore (1998). Corgan will continue to write and record as Smashing Pumpkins with plans to head into the studio this spring.”
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