So what'll happen with the band now?
Smashing Pumpkins are done.
makes me wonder what's going on with Jimmy.. hope he's okay. So many maybe's... maybe he wants to do his own project again, maybe he wants to go just get out of the circus, maybe he doesn't like the direction/style of SP. *shrug* *sigh* RIP the classic SP that I love.
That's too bad. I'm really fond of Jimmy's work, so I'll be looking forward to whatever he does next. Any details we can be given concerning why he left?
:( why, Jimmy, why?
You've changed, man. You used to be cool,
Awwwweeee, jimmy will be missed so much!!!! Much respect for billy trudging on as usual and always creating, keep it coming, you are well received!!!
2009-03-21 07:35 am (UTC)
We love you, and the Pumpkins would not be the same without you! We wish you the best in all of your future endeavors, and hope that you will continue to make amazing music!
One wonders how it can still be The Smashing Pumpkins now that 3/4 of the original band members have departed. To say that it can still be called The Smashing Pumpkins without them seems to say they were of no value when they were with the band.
well it is true actually. Smashing Pumpkins - is Billy Corgan's band. he can do with it whatever he wants to..
ничо, сам наиграешь барабаны :)
Jimmy should join tinted windows...
Jimmy is one of the most underrated drummers of the era. In an interview in Modern Drummer a couple years ago, he said he warmed up every day to Stick Control (probably the first book for every student; ex1: RLRL RLRL..). And it shows. His touch and technique go a long way to supporting the wall of guitars sound. His style was so universal, if he had just left a wedding and barmitzvah band, I'd say 'his touch and technique go a long way to supporting the sound..' His drum playing is akin to Edge's guitar playing: he doesn't play a million notes a minute, but it's always the right note. I learn something from him every time I listen to a SP song. He plays to the song. That's the highest compliment you can give to a drummer.
I know there's a perception that SP have morphed into just a vehicle for BC's creativity, but Jimmy's work on Zeitgeist was a masterpiece. I feel for the next guy who is going to have to contribute something original.
I hope all is well with Jimmy, and he continues to do great work. peace.
The Smashing Pumpkins have been done since 2000. They never really came back.
Man, if only Zwan had longevity...
oh thats unfortunate. oh well. Good luck to Jimmy on all his future endeavors.
To me Smashing Pumpkins=Billy Corgan just as much as Trent Reznor= Nine Inch Nails. Theres been many changes in great personnel in both bands-but still the mastermind sits at the helm. Cant wait to hear what's next.;D
"Eye" and "The Beginning is the End of The Beginning" is two of my most favorite SP songs EVAR. If Billy returns to this formula and applied it to some new stuff for an entire album-I would be one happy camper. Bring on the darkness Billy! ;)
I agree... bring on the electronica darkness again!
2009-03-21 04:55 pm (UTC)
this is so fucking horrible...
2009-03-22 03:17 pm (UTC)
my heart hurts...
2009-03-21 04:56 pm (UTC)
Jimmy could you not leave???
I really like what you guys have been doing. I love your drumming. I love your interaction with Billy. I was so excited for you guys and excited to hear all the new stuff. You are a team.
2009-03-22 02:28 am (UTC)
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I think thought that your comment regarding asking Jimmy not to leave was very thoughtful, and sweet. It shows that you are very mature and a true SP fan. I don't know who you are, but you seem so kind. I would simply like to wish you well!!!
It is moderately close to April Fools Day. It could be a bad joke.
2009-03-21 06:11 pm (UTC)
Jimmy came a long ways back from his drug habit that got him kicked out in the first place. I hope he's still in OK shape.
2009-03-21 11:34 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry :-(
I hope everything with be ok, despite Jimmy's departure. It's all in your hands now, Billy.
2009-03-22 12:16 am (UTC)
billy corgan not die, the smashing pumpkins not die...
Um, this seems like a knee-jerk emotional response, or coverage of a knee-jerk emotional response. The lack of reason for Jimmy's departure... The one-sidedness...
There's no PR message crafted as to why Jimmy left beyond Corgan's resolve to continue the band... Obviously we haven't heard the last of this but I don't know what Chamberlain's decision is final.