Jimmy Chamberlin Leaves Smashing Pumpkins [InsulinFunk]

via INSULINFUNK by Wesley Johnson on 3/24/09

Today, Billy Corgan is much more sad than usual. Long-time Smashing Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlin has left the group. He utilized his official blog to give a reason for his departure.

“I can no longer commit all of my energy into something that I don’t fully possess,“ he says. “I won’t pretend I’m into something I’m not. I won’t do it to myself, you the fan, or my former partner. I can’t just, ‘Cash the check’ so to speak.”

Rolling Stone, along with many Smashing Pumpkins fans, wonder if the group’s new-found penchant for advertising is responsible for Chanberlin’s departure. Hit the source link to see a list of recent commercials that feature their music.


by Ben Pike