Chamberlain Explains His Departure From Smashing Pumpkins
Jimmy Chamberlain has spoken out on his split with The Smashing Pumpkins.
Ex-Smashing Pumpkins drummer, Jimmy Chamberlin took to his official blog to explain his reasons for quitting the band. Click here to read more!
“By now you have heard the news of my departure from the Smashing Pumpkins. I will say, without going into any unnecessary details that this represents a positive move forward for me,” Chamberlin writes. “I can no longer commit all of my energy into something that I don’t fully possess. I won’t pretend I’m into something I’m not. I won’t do it to myself, you the fan, or my former partner. I can’t just, ‘Cash the check’ so to speak.”
Chamberlain is the band member who stuck with Billy the longest, even playing in Zwan. He adds, “My best goes out to Billy and I’m glad he has chosen to continue under the name. It is his right.
“Music is my life. It is sacred. It deserves the highest commitment at every level and the Pumpkins are certainly no different. I’m sorry but it really IS that simple. There is no drama, bad blood, or anything else but a full commitment to music.”
Chamberlin writes that he’ll continue to make music with his Jimmy Chamberlin Complex and other musical interests.