Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Jimmy 'Chemtrails' Chamberlin

I stumbled upon a nice little track C.Y.T, from the album Help Yourself, by musician Charlie Paxson from back in 2006. It features none other than Chamberlin and his Complex partner Billy Mohler;
"Jimmy Chamberlin played some brushes and layed down some chemtrails, Billy Mohler graced us with some acoustic bass and semi hollowbass"
June 19th 2006
I suspect that you can only listen to it via Rhapsody, if you're in the US...

Anyone know of any other tracks or albums Jimmy has played on, other than the ones listed in the discography section...

Tuesday, 24 August 2010


Chamberlin's Gish Snare and a Smashing Pumpkins Gish Box-Set

Ahh, the good old free-floater. 

Turns out that the guy who picked up Chamberlin's Zeitgeist kit also got a hold of the [missing] part of Jimmy's Gish era kit at the same place...

According to Mekong56, the store, who contacted Jimmy, explained that the snare was used both to tour subsequent to the release of Gish and on the album itself.  Read the rest of this story over at the Pearl Drummers Forum.

In other news, good old, Billy Corgan, mentions in a new video interview that he is still working on releasing a Gish Box Set to celebrate the album's 20th anniversary (next year).  But there's only one thing stopping it now. The evil fat cats at EMI aren't letting him do it. So, he's asked for some help - go show you support for the project here. Seriously, please do. 

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Rush Fans are like NASCAR Fans...

So says Jimmy Chamberlin.

Don't know quite how long this will be up on teh utubez, but here's the relevant (bits that Jimmy appears in) parts of the afore mentioned Rush documentary, "'Beyond the Lighted Stage";

You should really give the whole thing a watch, if you haven't already. It's very very very good.

Up Close and Personal...

Nowt better to post than this... But it doesn't get much better... enjoy.

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Polka Party!!!

We have a nice surprise tonight... 

I have found, what has to be one of the earliest performance's of Jimmy, pre-dating even this performance;

  with Daver.  It's Jimmy playing with the oft mentioned Eddie Korosa on "Eddie Korosa's Polka Party" waaaaaay back in 1982:


Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Jimmy to Drum on New Gannin Arnold DVD

Jimmy Chamberlin will play on a new live DVD, which Gannin Arnold is putting together. No news of a release date yet... but keep your eyes peeled.

Update: 20:14                                                                                                         

Gannin says, hopefully the DVD will be out around December and will be produced by the Drum Channel and feature great musicians like Terry Bozzio.

Update: 11 August
Tim Landers says he'll be recording with, Gannin, Billy (Mohler) and Jimmy this Thursday.