Smashing Pumpkins

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Jane's Addiction and Smashing Pumpkins Tour

By Alex Kluft Smashing Pumpkins and Jane’s Addiction kicked off the opening night of their tour at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX. This dream 90’s tour will end at the Hollywood Bowl on November 19th. For Jane’s Addiction, this was…

Modern Drummer
Oct 12, 2022

The Smashing Pumpkins Oceania

  CD Replacing original Smashing Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlin mustn’t have been easy for Mike Byrne, but leader Billy Corgan clearly made a good choice with the newbie. Similar to the way that Zak Starkey is in some ways the…

Modern Drummer
Jul 23, 2012

Tate Cunningham of SafetySuit

Hello, MD readers! I’m writing from my home in Nashville, Tennessee. I think I can speak for all touring musicians when I say that “home” is one of those words that can take on a whole new meaning on the…

Modern Drummer
Feb 14, 2012

Smashing Pumpkins Siamese Dream and Gish 2011 Deluxe Editions

  CD/DVDs Smashing Pumpkins’ first two records have been reissued with a remastered album proper, a bonus disc of outtakes and rarities, and an era-specific live concert DVD. From the opening tom pattern of “I Am One” (from 1991’s Gish),…

Modern Drummer
Dec 14, 2011

Nia Lovelis of Cherri Bomb

When I was really young my parents took me horseback riding, and the sound and feel of the rhythm got stuck in my head. It was then I knew I wanted to play drums. I come from a musical family:…

Modern Drummer
Oct 19, 2011

Jimmy Chamberlin: The Ex-Smashing Pumpkins Drummer Takes a New Direction with Skysaw

by Stephen Bidwell A jazz and fusion fanatic with a mind for song craft, Jimmy Chamberlin was the perfect engine to power one of the boldest, most dominant rock bands of the 1990s, the Smashing Pumpkins. With their majestic rock…

Modern Drummer
Sep 20, 2011

Kenny Aronoff: In Constant Demand

Kenny Aronoff is one of the world’s busiest session and touring drummers, working with a hugely impressive list of major artists including John Fogerty, Smashing Pumpkins, Melissa Etheridge, Rod Stewart, Avril Lavigne, Willie Nelson, and the gig he first came…

Modern Drummer
Oct 18, 2010

The Evolution of Jimmy Chamberlin: Still Smashing

  by Ken Micallef As a self confessed “elder statesman of music,” and one of the most influential drummers of the past fifteen years, Jimmy Chamberlin has a thing or two to say about the state of the instrument. He…

Modern Drummer
Sep 19, 2007

Matt Walker: From Pumpkins To Cupcakes

Though he's played drums for over two decades, Matt Walker is perhaps best known as "That guy who replaced Jimmy Chamberlin in Smashing Pumpkins." Walker was touring with Filter in support of that band's debut, Short Bus, when they opened…

Modern Drummer
May 1, 2002