D'Arcy Wretzky Claims Smashing Pumpkins Rescinded Offer for Reunion

D'Arcy Wretzky Claims Smashing Pumpkins Rescinded Offer for Reunion

The Smashing Pumpkins' reunited "classic" lineup of Billy Corgan, James Iha, and Jimmy Chamberlin have been in the news all week due to the drama surrounding the reunion lineup's exclusion of D'Arcy Wretzky.

"But it's not for a lack of trying".

Wretzky also says that while Corgan can be "charming and fun" she wasn't aware of "a lot of the insane stuff, like he supports Trump".

Speaking with Alternative Nation, the bassist called Corgan extending invites to have her rejoin the group "a complete lie", adding that "he's never invited me to anything".

"He's never invited me to anything".

Wretzky said that Corgan made a decision to play with New Order member Peter Hook's son, bassist Jack Bates, but that no one told her.


"That was one of the first things he said to me, it was like the second conversation we had, but we didn't want to do the 'reunion'. In fact, my feelings were a little bit hurt because he did the solo album tour, and he didn't tell me when it started".

Yesterday, Smashing Pumpkins denied Wretzky's accusation that they withdrew a reunion offer they supposedly put to her, saying that she "has repeatedly been invited out to play with the group, participate in demo sessions, or at the very least, meet face-to-face", but has "always deferred". "The day after the tour, I had tried to quit two or three times, but it's hard to do when you have everybody, my husband, my family, telling me, 'No, no, just wait until the next record'". "I was texting him saying, "Where the f- are you dumbass?" He thinks it's a privilege for anyone to be in his presence, so therefore he shouldn't have to tell me, and I shouldn't have to be invited".

When it comes to the upcoming reunion, she says that the deal she was offered was to be a guest at certain shows, rather than joining for a full tour.

D'arcy said she told that the plan had been to record only one new song with Rick Rubin with all of the original members in January, but unbeknownst to her, the plan changed.

Last month, D'arcy confirmed to BlastEcho that she was very disappointed that she would not be participating in any sort of reunion with the band and apologized to the fans for her absence. He's fun to talk to; I enjoy mental sparring with him. Wretzky confirms that she wants to be involved as much as possible. "What? The shapeshifting thing". I think he and Jimmy got in a couple fights, and he and James maybe five, but with he and I it was screaming matches all the time. "He's always been insufferable". "He's a like a dog with a bone, you just can't get through to him".

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