After much speculation and he-said-she-said discourse, the Smashing Pumpkins have addressed the status of their lineup in relation to former bass player D’Arcy Wretzky.
The Smashing Pumpkins released this statement earlier today:
“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.”
“My apologies to all of the Smashing Pumpkins fans out there who are excited about this oncoming reunion tour of the original members of the band. I know this is a huge disappointment for me, as well, but it’s not going to happen,” Wretzky said to BlastEcho last month.
As reported earlier today, the band have launched an ambiguous countdown behind an important pending announcement.
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