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New bassist. [May. 11th, 2010|09:44 am]
Billy Corgan
THE SMASHING PUMPKINS welcome a new member to the band: bassist Nicole Fiorentino.

The Los Angeles musician has been in such bands as Veruca Salt, Spinerette, Radio Vago, Twilight Sleep and Light FM. The latter group appeared at a Los Angeles benefit concert last November headlined by the Billy Corgan - led band Backwards Clock Society (proceeds from that show went to Laura Masura, the former head of the Smashing Pumpkins fan club who was injured in a motorcycle crash).

Fiorentino will perform with the Pumpkins on their world tour later this year, a trek that will include headline performances at two Summersonic festivals in Japan: August 7 in Tokyo (Marine Stadium) and August 8 in Osaka (Maishima).

Recently, the Pumpkins released - online, for free - the swirling, psychedelicized "Astral Planes," the final song to be issued for the EP TEARGARDEN BY KALEIDYSCOPE VOL.1: SONGS FOR A SAILOR; it is the first of an eventual 11 EPs to be sold in record stores. TEARGARDEN BY KALEIDYSCOPE VOL. 1: SONGS FOR A SAILOR is set for official release on May 25th through Martha's Music/Rocket Science Ventures. This very limited edition collector's EP will be packaged in a beautiful silk - screened wooden box. Each box will contain a 4 - song CD, a vinyl 7" and a hand - carved obelisk from the shadows of the Incan ruins in Machu Picchu.

[User Picture]From: vitalich
2010-05-11 03:11 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: sinsamantha
2010-05-11 05:38 pm (UTC)
хуя ты у коргана первонах)))))
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[User Picture]From: vitalich
2010-05-11 06:19 pm (UTC)
ну,а хули)
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[User Picture]From: sinsamantha
2010-05-11 07:39 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: i_kobot
2010-05-11 08:34 pm (UTC)
И тут тупая школота
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[User Picture]From: sinsamantha
2010-05-11 08:44 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: vitalich
2010-05-11 08:49 pm (UTC)
Алёш,ты чо,дурак что ли?
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[User Picture]From: gallius
2010-05-11 05:02 pm (UTC)
Right on, can't wait to hear her!
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[User Picture]From: thedeadinme
2010-05-11 10:04 pm (UTC)
hey billy.. its ken here.. hey i was wondering what the significance of having a bass player that is a woman is? I hope this question doesnt offend you. Just curious.
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[User Picture]From: dima_dig
2010-05-11 11:29 pm (UTC)
I guess i can answer - tradition+high backvocals
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From: aliceworeblue
2010-05-13 05:22 am (UTC)
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From: (Anonymous)
2010-05-14 02:12 am (UTC)

More importantly...

Why are you wearing that ridiculous hat? For the love of God, Billy, why don't you ask your pretty new bassist for some fashion tips?
Other than that I have no complaints.
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From: (Anonymous)
2010-05-16 12:00 am (UTC)

Next EP

I don't know if you check this account much. I didn't even know it existed until recently. I was wondering what channels I would need to go through to work on a poem insert for your next EP.

I do this more as a writer than a fan, but I've been influenced by your writing and I believe my writing maybe able accent your own.

All I need to know is who can I contact and send some examples of my poetry to see if they strike you.

Just so we're clear I don't really want to meet up with you, as I believe all communication can be done via phone, e-mail and snail mail. One main reason is I live in British Columbia, Canada and don't like to fly.

I hope this reaches you and that you at least take the time to think about.



P.S. I don't have a Live Journal Account, but if one is needed for further communication I will sign up for one.
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