Smashing Pumpkins recently announced the depature of their second last remaining original member, drummer Jimmy Chamberlain, who left the band because he could "no longer commit all of my energy into something that I don't fully possess". Billy Corgan said he would continue to work under the Smashing Pumpkins name, so obviously he now needs a new drummer.

And so it is that the Smashing Pumpkins have announced that they will be holding auditions for the position in L.A. next Friday (April 10th). Potential candidates are to send their background info, photos and performance web links via email to [email protected] Well, hopefully they've hired some kind of assistant to wade though the millions of applications that there will inevitably be.