Looks like Billy Corgan is ready to re-start The Smashing Pumpkins with an entirely new line-up, and is holding open auditions to find a new bassist and keyboard player!!
Ginger Pooley, the band's bassist, quit last week to focus on her family, and since Corgan was successful in finding a new drummer last year through an audition process, he's ready to try it again!!
"Although I am heartbroken that Ginger is leaving the group, I really respect her decision to put her family first. I appreciate everything that she has contributed to The Smashing Pumpkins, and I'm proud of her for being such a great musician and friend. We were lucky enough to find drummer Mike Byrne through an open audition process, so why not open the doors again to anyone who might be interested for the bass or keyboard position. As you can see from our past and present, age, race, or a person's background is not an issue. Everyone is truly welcome to audition.”
If you think you have what it takes to be in The Smashing Pumpkins, you can send background information, photos, and performance web links to PumpkinsBass@gmail.com or PumpkinsKeys@gmail.com!!
[Image via WENN.]
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