Smashing Pumpkins Reveal Plans To Break Silence After D’arcy Drama

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Billy Corgan has announced that The Smashing Pumpkins will break their silence in an interview with the New York Times. This will be the band’s first interview since reuniting, and their first time talking to the press since D’arcy Wretzky unloaded on Corgan in an interview with Alternative Nation last month and leaked several text messages.

D’arcy claimed in the interview that she wanted to be the band’s full time bass player but Corgan reneged on that offer and in January only offered her a guest role on the tour.

Corgan wrote on Instagram, “SP update: So almost all the musical side is done with 2 days to go, leaving background vocals and last minute touches/flourishes/drang. For those who missed it, the 8 songs are as titled: Solara, Marchin’ On, Travels, Seek and You Shall Destroy, With Sympathy, Knights of Malta, Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts), and Alienation. The intended plan being to release the songs over two, four song E.P.’s, with a first song most likely due out in May.

Also, we just did a long-ranging interview for the New York Times, which given the questions asked will address many of the things we get asked about here on IG. So look out for that soon..Tra la…. @smashingpumpkins.”

Corgan also recently discussed his friend Mancow losing his job as a radio DJ in Chicago due to his station being sold. Mancow posted a photo of D’arcy last month where she had looked injured, asking fans to ‘guess who this battered former rockstar is.’

D’arcy later responded by telling Alternative Nation that the photo was taken after she was assaulted by a former assistant last year, and that the ex-assistant had been spreading it.

“The guy worked for me for a few months last year, and he attacked me, he pushed me down. I guess he was proud of himself? So he’s been posting that all over social media. I’ve never seen it online, but I sent him that photo because I took it for the police.”

Below is Corgan’s new Instagram post about Mancow.

“A word of support for my friend Erich Muller (@mancowmuller), who yesterday found out his radio station in Chicago had been sold just as he was walking in to do his morning radio show. Which meant he was suddenly presiding over the end of an era. The station (WLUP, your general classic rock deal which was rarely supportive of SP at any point, from 90’s on) was once one of the top two stations in Chicago going back to the 70’s, when they played an amazing mix of Sabbath and Priest and Rush when almost no station in America would.

And my friend Erich presided over a very successful morning show, where which with his encouragement and exhortation we were able to sell out our Chicago date and put a second up. But setting all that aside, Mancow, as he’s known to fans (don’t ask me to explain that!) Is one of my best friends, and a better friend you couldn’t have. He, probably more that anyone behind the scenes, has encouraged me to embrace being a father, a partner, as well as charitable and forgiving to all; which may sound trite in this context but believe me we all need someone who inspires us to be better and do better than we would on our own. And Erich is that kind of a person. So from the maelstrom that is a ‘public’ life (and as meaningless as that phrase might be in the social media age) just know that a great and kind man lost his spot yesterday, which affects employees, families, and of course fans; of which he has many. I appreciate you Erich! Here’s to our next trip down the road…”

A word of support for my friend Erich Muller (@mancowmuller), who yesterday found out his radio station in Chicago had been sold just as he was walking in to do his morning radio show. Which meant he was suddenly presiding over the end of an era. The station (WLUP, your general classic rock deal which was rarely supportive of SP at any point, from 90's on) was once one of the top two stations in Chicago going back to the 70's, when they played an amazing mix of Sabbath and Priest and Rush when almost no station in America would. And my friend Erich presided over a very successful morning show, where which with his encouragement and exhortation we were able to sell out our Chicago date and put a second up. But setting all that aside, Mancow, as he's known to fans (don't ask me to explain that!) Is one of my best friends, and a better friend you couldn't have. He, probably more that anyone behind the scenes, has encouraged me to embrace being a father, a partner, as well as charitable and forgiving to all; which may sound trite in this context but believe me we all need someone who inspires us to be better and do better than we would on our own. And Erich is that kind of a person. So from the maelstrom that is a 'public' life (and as meaningless as that phrase might be in the social media age) just know that a great and kind man lost his spot yesterday, which affects employees, families, and of course fans; of which he has many. I appreciate you Erich! Here's to our next trip down the road…

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