Chamberlin leaves the Smashing Pumpkins

Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has announced that drummer Jimmy Chamberlin has left the band, leaving Corgan as the only original member left.

A statement posted to the band's website on Friday read: "The Smashing Pumpkins' guitarist, singer, songwriter and founding member Billy Corgan has announced that drummer Jimmy Chamberlin has left the group. Chamberlin joined the band Corgan founded in Chicago in 1988 and played on all their albums except Adore (1998). Corgan will continue to write and record as Smashing Pumpkins with plans to head into the studio this spring."


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