Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan hasn’t said much this year about former bassist D’arcy Wretzky after the two traded some back and forth remarks last year when D’arcy wasn’t a part of the ‘Shiny and Oh So Bright’ partial reunion tour.
When asked in an interview last month why D’arcy isn’t back, Corgan still seemed to have the door shut when it comes to wanting to play with her again.
Corgan said, “It’s really hard to talk about the D’arcy thing because it’s all clickbait at this point. I would refer to what I’ve said in the past. We tried to include her, and it just didn’t work out. As far as I’m concerned, we gave her the option to be involved and she chose not to be and that’s that. That part of the story is done.”
D’arcy said last year that she was never offered the position of full time bassist, and instead she was offered a guest role that Corgan compared to Steven Adler on the Guns N’ Roses ‘Not In This Lifetime’ tour. D’arcy recently reacted to former Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher taking a brutal shot at her in a Rolling Stone interview. D’arcy jammed with the Michigan band Grave Next Door earlier this year, though she is not a member of the band and they have not announced any further plans to play together. The Smashing Pumpkins recently wrapped up a North American tour with Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and AFI, and they are working on a new studio album and a Christmas album.
Corgan made his remarks in a Toronto Sun interview.