Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Jimmy Chamberlin and Umphrey's McGee

Kicking off the music portion of the Groupon Arts Collaboration Series, here's Jimmy with Umphrey's McGee at their recent performance;

Saturday, 22 October 2011


I don't quite understand why it seems at times to be accepted by 'a general listening public' [e.g. not musicians & certainly not drummers] that whilst the rest of a given band plays note for pretty much note what a song is [as defined by a recorded version of it ] - whilst the drummer plays what amounts to degrading, say 'Asturias', into power chords (with half the strings missing) and yet that, that seems to be OK with them?


Thursday, 20 October 2011

Mixtape Madness: Songs That Should Be On the Smashing Pumpkins Reissues http://www.deathandtaxesmag.com/152708/mixtape-madness-songs-that-should-be-on-the-smashing-pumpkins-reissues/

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Gish and Siamese Dream SPECIAL EDITIONS

Pre-order @ Smashingpumpkins.com

Here's hoping Billy hasn't done a George Lucas

Buy Jimmy Chamberlin's Zwan Kit


Jimmy Chamberlin's Yamaha Maple Custom Absolute 17pc Kit

Tom Sizes:
Single Headed Toms
Gong Bass Drum
Bass Drums
7x14 (Elvin Jones)

Chamberlin Teams with Groupon - Breaks Records

Ex-Smashing Pumpkins drummer Chamberlin partners with Groupon  [http://shar.es/btM6N]  and brings you a a world record breaking 1st event with a screening of "Ferris Bueller’s Day Off" @ Wriggly Field

Guess that maybe why he was hanging about here

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Corgan on Jimmy Chamberlin's Return to Smashing Pumpkins

... in 1999 (sorry)

In a recent phone interview, with detnews.com Corgan recalls Jimmy Chamberlin's triumphant return to the band in 1999;
...The Pumpkins had just reunited with drummer Jimmy Chamberlin, and while there were rumors he was back with the band, the audience wasn't sure until Chamberlin sat down behind his kit and pounded out his signature intro to "I Am One."

"I'll tell you what, I've played a couple thousand shows in my life, and the sound that came out of that audience when they realized it was Jimmy on the drums was probably one of the top five moments that I've ever had on stage," says Corgan. "It was a complete joy, it was so beautiful."...
Listen to that moment, here or here

Here's hoping that one day, this moment can be repeated...

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Marathon Man (& Woman)

 Looks like Jimmy and Lori Chamberlin, successfully completed the Chicago half-marathon, which they were running in order to raise funds for Cure JM; a foundation which supports research into finding a cure for juvenile mitosis, a debilitating condition which their son, Lucas, suffers from. They raised over $3,000 for the cause.

Chamberlin Attends Charity Fund-Raiser

On 06 October, Jimmy Chamberlin was in attendance at the "Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center 2011 Momentum Awards Dinner" a fund-raising event attended by 'entrepreneurs, seasoned business people and financial types' according to ChicagoBusiness.com 

Monday, 10 October 2011

Billy Corgan Finally Talks some Sense

Q. You're the only original member of The Smashing Pumpkins and I've heard a lot of people say, 'Well, that's not the real Smashing Pumpkins.' What do you say to that?
A. "I say, of course it's not the real Smashing Pumpkins..."

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Modern Drummer Reprints an Old Interview with Jimmy Chamberlin


William [Billy Mohler]: What advice would you give up-and-coming drummers searching for their own voice?
Jimmy: Don’t go too far into someone else’s trip. Be your own player. You have something inside of you that is special and unlike anything else in this universe. Tap into it. Practice until you can release it. And then unleash it on the world. We’ll be listening!
Take heed, Mike Byrne. 

They also have a cool clip from Gannin Arnold's DVD, if you haven't seen that...