Never to shy away from posting what feels like a Smashing Pumpkins news-related item every week, The Tripwire (via HipstersUnited.com) reports that Jimmy Chamberlain has officially quit the Smashing Pumpkins.
Suspiciously undetailed, the announcement says "Corgan will continue to write and record as Smashing Pumpkins with plans to head into the studio this spring." What has become a depressing sideshow of a band, the Smashing Pumpkins genuinely amazing legacy has devolved into a laughable 20th Anniversary Tour that saw Corgan lambasting perceived disloyal fans, defend the Ticketmaster/Live Nation merger, and now: Billy Corgan assuming the role as the only remaining member of the Smashing Pumpkins.
"THE SMASHING PUMPKINS' BILLY CORGAN ANNOUNCES THE DEPARTURE OF JIMMY CHAMBERLIN FROM THE GROUP. 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."