D'arcy Wretzky Would "Consider Going Back" to Smashing Pumpkins

BY Gregory AdamsPublished Apr 27, 2016

Billy Corgan's quest for "peace" with the founding members of Smashing Pumpkins may be closer to completion than we had initially thought. Following the group leader's recent onstage performance with guitarist James Iha, former bassist D'arcy Wretzky has revealed in an interview that she would "consider going back" to the long-running alt-rock group.

Speaking with BlastEcho, Wretzky noted that nothing has been set in stone thus far, but the bassist says she has been asked to rejoin Smashing Pumpkins four times. That said, the four-stringer also revealed that she hasn't spoken to Corgan since 1999.

"Circumstances would have to be a certain way," she said of the possibility of rejoining Smashing Pumpkins, adding, "It's much too complicated. I wouldn't be able to tell you anyway."

Wretzky did, however, call Iha's onstage appearance with Corgan last month "really healthy." As previously reported, Iha went onstage at the Theatre at Ace Hotel in L.A. to perform songs including "Today," "Mayonaise," and "Disarm." It was the first time Iha and Corgan had performed together publicly in 16 years.

Wretzky is a founding member of Smashing Pumpkins and played with the group from 1988 to 1999, having performed on seminal releases including 1993's Siamese Dream and 1995's Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness.

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