The original bassist for Smashing Pumpkins said she hasn't spoken to Billy Corgan since he fired her in 1999, but she's open to rejoining the band.
For his 48th birthday, the former Smashing Pumpkins guitarist helped Billy Corgan play a selection of songs from their 1993 breakthrough, 'Siamese Dream.'
A pair of previously unheard 'Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness'-era Smashing Pumpkins recordings have emerged online.
Billy Corgan isn't the only member of the classic Smashing Pumpkins lineup still churning out alt-rock ditties these days. Former Pumpkins guitarist James Iha, who parted ways with the band when they split in 2000 and wasn't invited back when they reunited in 2005, has been involved in several projects since, including the Maynard James Keenan-fronted alternative metal supergroup A Perfect Circle and the power pop supergroup Tinted Windows. With Iha's status as "super" solidified, he recently returned to his own music, issuing his second solo platter, ‘Look to the Sky,' earlier this year.