The Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has taken to Facebook to clear things up after it was reported yesterday that the seminal rock outfit was undergoing another drastic lineup change, putting to bed rumours that anyone was asked to leave.
Blabbermouth first broke the news recently that Brad Wilk, formerly of Rage Against The Machine and The Killers bassist Mark Stoermer, who had both been touring with the Pumpkins, including at their recent Soundwave appearence, would be leaving the current lineup, to be replaced by Robin Diaz and Australian musician Katie Cole, respectively.
The news fired up the rumour mill once again, but Corgan has now pretty clearly shut down any reports of disunity, posting to his Facebook “So f’n LAME: no one’s been ‘given the boot’ from the band. Mark and Brad actually did MORE dates than we’d orig discussed. Love them both.”
Corgan continued that “there is NO FIXED LINEUP for SP. It’s a tour to tour thing. Get it? Got it? Good!”, also noting he’s getting pretty sick of clarifying as such.
The Smashing Pumpkins have a new album due out sometime soon, recently telling Music Feeds about the mysterious follow-up to 2014’s Monuments To An Elegy, saying “It’s all written, and as soon as I get back from this tour, in April, I’m going to go and record it.”
Gallery: Smashing Pumpkins – Soundwave 2015, Melbourne / Photos by Alesha Martyn
Billy Corgan Says "No One's Been Given The Boot" From Smashing Pumpkins - Music Feeds