What a charitable bunch. May 24th, 2000 Billy Corgan announces plan to break up the Pumpkins after one last tour.
December 2nd, 2000 Smashing Pumpkins play what was billed as their last-ever show: Melvoin -- if he was alive at the time -- could not have been revived even if emergency workers had arrived sooner.
Later that year, he pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of disorderly conduct.
His sister, Wendy Melvoin, is best-known for being one half of Wendy and Lisa, the sultry musicians and singers of Prince's former back-up band, the Revolution. Shankar, Gingger Gingger Shankar.
August 5th, 1999 Rolling Stone reports that the Pumpkins are recording a new album in Chicago with Chamberlin back in the lineup. The former members of The Smashing Pumpkins consist of one guitarist, two bassists and one drummer. ISBN 0-87930-607-6.
Erlewine, Stephen Thomas; Prato, Greg. Retrieved 2006-06-21. Sign Up. Share on Twitter Share on Facebook. Live Music Archive. According to reports in Rolling Stone and other publications, Chamberlin's bouts with drugs and booze continually plagued the Pumpkins, dramatically contrasting with head Pumpkin Corgan, a vocal proponent for clean living.
Our thoughts and heartfelt condolences go to his wife and family. Retrieved 2007-04-23. May 3rd, 2005 Billy Corgan bristles at the notion of reuniting the band.