Billy Corgan Readies Band For Splendour

Billy Corgan is looking for musicians to fill the spot of current bassist Ginger Pooley (who has taken indefinite maternity leave) and also play keyboards in the band to ensure the Smashing Pumpkins sound is Rihanna-tight for their forthcoming gig at Splendour In The Grass, which we mentioned in our Splendour lineup leak. A lineup that so far is looking 100% accurate, and has been reaffirmed by reliable Australian music blog Polaroids Of Androids.

If you are a talented musician interested in touring the world with Smashing Pumpkins while happily sacrificing creative control and making epic art-rock music vids, the two available band spots will be filled via an open audition process.

Audition Info:
Bassists and keyboardists looking to play with The Pumpkins should send their background info, photos and performance web links via email only, either to or Note: only musicians with video clips can be considered. type posts are perfect – that’s how Mike [current Pumpkins dummer] was found. Hurry: the final submission date is March 31st.

A word of warning:
Former Pumpkins’ guitarist James Iha said that Billy Corgan is a band-monopolizing megalomaniac but, then again, how credible is James Iha when he currently plays in a band with that chick from Hanson?