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Jimmy Chamberlin rejoins Smashing Pumpkins

The Smashing Pumpkins’ original drummer, Jimmy Chamberlin, is set to rejoin the band for their forthcoming tour with Marylin Manson – his first dates with Billy Corgan’s group since 2009.

“We’re thrilled Jimmy’s back in the saddle this summer to drive a super high-octane set, and it’s nice to see the stars aligning around Smashing Pumpkins anew,” the frontman explained in a press release.

Chamberlin stepped in following an arrangement with another drummer falling through, though he’ll only hang around until the end of the run due to his duties as CEO of livestreaming company LiveOne.

Mike Byrne, Chamberlin’s replacement, departed the band last year, with Mötley Crüe’s Tommy Lee playing on recent record ‘Monuments to an Elegy’, and Rage Against The Machine’s Brad Wilk filling in at a handful of shows. According to Corgan, the band’s lineup will be interchangeable for the foreseeable future (nothing new there then – Ed).

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