Ever wanted to be in a band with a 90s alt-rock icon who lashes out against fans and has an inflated view of his place in music history? Well, now's your chance, and you don't even have to pretend while playing Guitar Hero.
A week after Jimmy Chamberlain quit Smashing Pumpkins this was posted on the Smashing Pumpkins website:
Billy Corgan is currently searching for talented musicians to join him. If you have an exceptional drumming ability and a desire to be part of a massive creative and progressive musical project with a rich 20-year history, then continue reading below.
The Smashing Pumpkins are continuing to make music after the departure of original member Jimmy Chamberlin. When Jimmy originally auditioned for The Smashing Pumpkins, he was playing in a locally touring jazz band that was playing weddings and street fairs. It just goes to show that you never know where the next big talent will come from.
So get out your drum sticks, boys and girls. The site says The Smashing Pumpkins -- and by The Smashing Pumpkins we mean the only remaining member, his Corgan-ness -- will be accepting submissions for recording and touring drummers. If you want the gig, you'll need to submit a resume, a photo/headshot and any music or audio files you have showcasing your ability (digital file links or video links) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
So fancy is the search, they've even gone and gotten themselves a real-life Gmail address! When Corgan means business, he means business. The auditions will be held next Friday, April 10, in Los Angeles. We're interested to see how this plays out, particularly because we want to know exactly how many musicians are left in America still willing to play with Billy Corgan.