Pumpkins Call It Quits

It's all over now for a great band

On the night of Saturday December 2 the Smashing Pumpkins played their last show, an anticlimactic end to one of the great rock bands. This past May leader Billy Corgan had announced that the group was disbanding. From where I sit, it looks like the system and his own bandmembers beat Billy into submission. With two core members -- drummer Jimmy Chamberlin and bassist D'Arcy -- sidelined at various points by drug abuse, and with the media and the public just not buying into an evolved Pumpkins sound, Corgan clearly felt it just wasn't worth the fight any longer. [Wednesday, December 6, 2000]

copyright (c) 2000, 2001 michael goldberg | design by elephantcloud