Billy Corgan Takes a Shot at Smashing Pumpkins' D’arcy Wretzky
It's no secret that Billy Corgan, James Iha, and Jimmy Chamberlin are recording a new album together. The rumors have been swirling around this and the potential tour that would support it.
However, what many Pumpkin's fans have noticed is that the band’s fourth founding member, bassist D’arcy Wretzky, is not participating in any of the creation, even though she made amends with Corgan last year.
During a recent interview, Wretzky admitted that being left out of the reunion is “a huge disappointment.”
Early Monday, Corgan posted to his Instagram and addressed the leaked images of the band’s photoshoot while addressing rumors regarding about who will be playing bass. It appears he also may have taken a shot at Wretzky in the process, even though she isn't actually mentioned by name.
Read the post for yourself below and tells if this sounds like a cheap dig.
What a weekend! Saturday, I was high in the hills of Topanga, overlooking the ocean on a beautiful sunny day, and according to some reports (based on photos taken or leaked) I am now a bassist. I mean, yes, I have played bass on many of your fave songs but I'm not sure I can play bass AND sing at the same time? But perhaps I can try *someday*. Other reports have @jjjschroeder (who just celebrated a birthday) as a budding bassist. Which is interesting, because though Jeff doesn't mind plucking at 4 strings if needed I know he would much prefer the dulcet tones of 6 (but I have heard him confess that 7 strings is just 'too much') @jamesihaofficial on the other hand, well, I haven't seen him pick up a bass since Machina (which he played a fair share on, despite reports claiming a certain 'flaxen Saxxon' did; and as you know with much that is written is patently f-a-l-s-e). Which brings me back to my time in the hills of Topanga, dressed in a long coat, staring out into the ocean dreaming of a future not yet realized. Wisdom here dictates that I share something I have said many times as of late, which is: be here now, live in the present. There truly is no past (but that which lives in your mind), and the future too is but a dream. So kindly, truly, embrace the life you are living TODAY Which reminds me of a song that I also played bass on... #WPC #becarefulwhatyouwishfor (tattoo courtesy of @sir.cophagus
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