In case you haven’t been paying attention to the back and forth between the reunited members of the Smashing Pumpkins and bassist D’arcy Wretzky it hasn’t been pretty. Now, on the latest installment of “As the Pumpkin Turns” the band is addressing why she has not been a part of the reunited Pumpkins project. According to Billy, Jimmy and James it was not for lack of trying. In fact, they put it back on D’arcy in this statement.
“In reuniting The Smashing Pumpkins, the band’s dedication remains to its fans and its music. To that, James Iha, Jimmy Chamberlin, and William Corgan haven’t played a show with D’arcy Wretzky for over 18 years. But it’s not for a lack of trying. For despite reports, Ms. Wretzky has repeatedly been invited out to play with the group, participate in demo sessions, or at the very least, meet face-to-face, and in each and every instance she always deferred. We wish her all the best, and look forward to reconnecting with you all very soon.”
If you have time and want to go further down the rabbit hole, ou can find a pretty good recap of all that’s been said at NME.
Remember the simpler times when everyone was just floating on clouds and playing music?
The band has been teasing something. They have a countdown clock running on SmashingPumpkins.com. Whether it’s a tour, a new album, or something else is still a guess. This did show up on Twitter, though.
— Smashing Pumpkins (@SmashingPumpkin) February 12, 2018