The Smashing Pumpkins announce open call for drummers

You could be the next Jimmy Chamberlin

The Smashing Pumpkins have issued a statement saying that they are seeking a drummer to replace Jimmy Chamberlin, who left the band last week.

Billy Corgan and company will hold auditions next Friday (April 10) in Los Angeles. They have asked that potential candidates send their background info, photos and performance web links via email to

Chamberlin, who joined the band when it was originally formed in 1988 and played on all of The Smashing Pumpkins’ albums except 1998’s ‘Adore’, said last week that he decided to quit because he is no longer able to give the band all of his energy. “I can’t just, ‘Cash the check,’ so to speak,” he said.

After the drummer’s departure, frontman Corgan issued a statement saying he intends to continue performing and recording under The Smashing Pumpkins name, despite the fact that he is the band’s only remaining original member.

–By our Los Angeles staff.
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