Red Hot Chili Peppers Confirm Smashing Pumpkins Firing

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Former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Josh Klinghoffer detailed Billy Corgan firing and replacing Smashing Pumpkins bandmates in the 2010’s, and said he had a friend who saw Billy with two entirely different backing bands in the span of 4 years. Corgan just revealed the bold truth about Scott Weiland.

The most frequent changes in The Smashing Pumpkins touring lineups came from 2013-2018, the 2013 lineup featured Corgan/Jeff Schroeder/Nicole Fiorentino/Mike Byrne, the 2014 lineup was Corgan/Jeff Schroeder/Mark Stoermer/Brad Wilk, the 2015 lineup was Corgan/Jimmy Chamberlin/Jeff Schroeder/Jack Bates, the 2016 lineup was Corgan/Jimmy Chamberlin/Jeff Schroeder/Katie Cole/Sierra Swan, while the 2018 lineup was Corgan/Jimmy Chamberlin/James Iha/Jeff Schroeder/Jack Bates.

Corgan dismissed Nicole Fiorentino and Mike Byrne after the Pumpkins’ 2013 tour, with frequent lineup changes before James Iha and Jimmy Chamberlin permanently rejoined as full time members.

A fan asked Klinghoffer during a recent AMA, “Hi Josh, you’ve toured Glasgow many times with different bands – any particular memories of the city?”

Klinghoffer responded, “Yeah, there is an inside joke I have with someone that was born backstage at a Sparks gig. I won’t say what it is. I had a friend doing sound for Smashing Pumpkins and went along to see them about 4 years apart at the same venue (I left from the same hotel) and Billy’s band was completely different at both shows. Also, there’s a posh restaurant called Rogano that I’ve had many a lovely meal at with many a lovely peoples.” Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foo Fighters, and Metallica recently debuted their supergroup.