Thursday, August 18, 2016

Billy's building bridges

Not so long ago, a reunion of the original classic Smashing Pumpkins line-up would have seemed utterly improbable - not least because of Billy Corgan's ego, unpredictability and irascibility. But first Corgan started working with drummer Jimmy Chamberlin and then reconciled with guitarist James Iha - and now it seems he's made peace with D'arcy Wretzky.

The band's original bassist has made only fleeting appearances in the headlines since leaving the outfit, including an arrest for possession of crack in 2000. In a 2009 radio interview, she said she wasn't in sufficiently good health to return to life as a musician - that may have changed, but don't go getting your hopes up of a reunion just yet.

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