Rocker BILLY CORGAN's desire to reform the SMASHING PUMPKINS has come a
step closer to reality - drummer JIMMY CHAMBERLAIN is also keen to resurrect
Corgan took out a full-page advertisement in last Tuesday's CHICAGO
TRIBUNE newspaper expressing his wish to regroup with bandmates JAMES IHA,
D'ARCY WRETZKY and Chamberlain.
Chamberlain, who appears on Corgan's new solo album THEFUTUREEMBRACE,
tells the Chicago Tribune, "All I can say is that the Smashing Pumpkins are
Billy, JAMES (IHA), myself and D'ARCY (WRETZKY).
"In an ideal world, that's what it will end up being. The hope is that
everybody will come to the table, but I can only speak for myself in saying
that I'm in, and I'm excited."
Camberlain admits he has had no contact with bassist Wretzky since she
quit the band in 1999 - but he regularly exchanges emails with guitarist
He adds, "It's still all very new, and I don't know if anybody really
knows what's going on. We really haven't sat down at the table and figured out
the nuts and bolts."
The Smashing Pumpkins split in 2000 as one of the biggest rock bands in