Some major developments surrounding D’arcy Wretzky’s involvement in Smashing Pumpkins’ original lineup reunion have developed, and here is the recap.
Blast Echo first reported on Sunday that original Smashing Pumpkins bassist D’arcy Wretzky has confirmed that a Smashing Pumpkins reunion is on, but she was just informed that she will not take part in the tour.
The article stated:
Speaking exclusively to BlastEcho via text, Wretzky wrote, “My apologies to all of the Smashing Pumpkins fans out there who are excited about this oncoming reunion tour of the original members of the band. I know this is a huge disappointment for me, as well, but it’s not going to happen [with me].”
She added, “I only just found about yesterday that the band has decided to go with a different bass player.”
According to Wretzky, the band is planning to launch a summer tour featuring frontman Billy Corgan, original guitarist James Iha, original drummer Jimmy Chamberlain and, now a to-be-determined bassist, beginning in July.
At this time, Wretzky declined to provide additional details.
Billy Corgan, Jimmy Chamberlin, and James Iha were recently photographed together at a studio in Los Angeles. Jeff Schroeder was also present.
Wretzky was interviewed by Blast Echo two years ago in her only interview she has done in the 2010’s, so they do have a history of communication with her. Blast Echo’s new article also featured the first new photo of D’arcy since 2014, which you can view at the bottom of this article.
Blast Echo later took the new article down at the request of D’arcy. Blast Echo told a fan, “She told me to take it down…hopefully I can get it up again later.”
D’arcy later posted on her personal Facebook, “I haven’t been on FB since- oh! i’m pretty sure i know who did this.me crazy somewone IS hacking my phone&/or fb account.”
A fan commented on the post asking if the article stating that she wouldn’t be joining the Smashing Pumpkins reunion was true. D’arcy said she ‘was sposed to.’
The fan asked, “Was that article about the pumpkins reunion real, that you aren’t joining them?”
Darcy responded: “Was sposed to.”
Billy Corgan’s close friend and former solo bandmate Linda Strawberry commented on the story in a Facebook group.
“Hahah I normally don’t say anything at all but really everyone should just wait for Billy to chime in either way. The only thing I can comment on is that he’s writing some killer music. And a ton of it.”
Note that Billy Corgan, Jimmy Chamberlin, and James Iha have yet to offer comment on this news.
Betty Moon had a huge 2017 with the release of her 8th studio album Chrome, and she it looks like 2018 could be even bigger with her latest video release.
Alternative Nation is proud to premiere Betty Moon’s new music video for “Natural Disaster.” The song has a sexy rock and roll grit along with an incredibly catchy melody. The guitar has a crunchy feel that White Stripes and Black Keys fans will love. There’s a stomp along rhythm, and a sexy bassline that makes the track sound totally unique.
Lyrically the track has themes of isolation and anxiety, and desperately wanting to escape being a ‘natural disaster.’ If there’s any justice in radio, this will be a top 10 alternative hit. The song’s mix is fantastic, strongly emphasizing Betty’s voice and soaring hooks, and giving space to each instrument. Garbage and Hole fans looking for a great 2010’s alternative rock voice will really gravitate to Betty Moon and “Natural Disaster.”
The video is largely performance based, with fun visuals from the streets of Los Angeles sprinkled in.
“Natural Disaster” appears on Chrome, Moon’s best album to date featuring other hits like “Sound” and “Life is But A Dream.”
On Chrome, she touches on themes about her new life in Hollywood after relocating from Toronto.
Moon said regarding the record, “The idea behind CHROME was to project a beautiful, destructive and sexy concept of what life can be like when there is nothing holding you back. The drama, success and passion for music all come together with this album. Each song was pieced together to tell a story that is bigger than you could imagine.”