SMASHING PUMPKINS frontman Billy Corgan once again discussed the reunion topic and feud with former bassist D’arcy Wretzky
Corgan explained: “I think what she did demonstrates why she couldn’t be involved. I was vulnerable and shared things and trusted that there was a reason to give it a chance, despite plenty of empirical evidence that that was not a wise decision.”
Corgan added that the bridge between him and Wretzky — with whom he started rebuilding his friendship two years ago — is now burned “forever.” She is not taking part at all in the reunion, which also includes original guitarist James Iha and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin.
D’arcy further added to it by saying: “He was stringing me along and using me to be able to say that it was, in fact, a reunion of all the members. Billy can be incredibly charming and funny and fun, but when it comes to money and giving credit where credit is due and any kind of work situation, it’s not pretty.”
Wretzky said there were disagreements about how the members would be paid, with Corganmaking twice as much as the others. She added: “I really wanted to do this tour for the right reasons. If everybody was doing it for free, I would have done it for free.”