Smashing Pumpkins' D'arcy Wretzky Reveals Billy Corgan Texts


As documented in a slew of text messages between Corgan and Wretzky, which were publicly released by the latter, talks of D'arcy taking part in a classic Pumpkins reunion disintegrated fairly quickly. She claimed that she had been blocked from re-joining the band, going so far as to say that she'd been offered a contract by Corgan that was then retracted.

The bassist also says she suffered a miscarriage as a result of the stress she endured during recording sessions, which she describes as "always a fucking nightmare".

Smashing Pumpkins look set to reunite despite the tension with their former bandmate; Corgan was recently pictured in the studio with original guitarist James Iha and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin. D'Arcy then fired back in a revealing interview with Alternative Nation, where she said "He says that he's invited me to come out and play for all of these things, which is a complete lie". Recalling her efforts to get in touch with him during his recent solo tour, she mused, "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".

Wretzky's interview concludes with, "I thought he wasn't reading my texts, then he said, 'Blah blah blah, I wish you well.' I was like, 'You don't wish me well, you don't love me, you don't love anybody, you don't care about anybody.' Then he's like, 'Fuck you! It's more about getting on the same page with [the] tour first and then the necessity of the song came up".

"Everyone said he changed since he had a kid, and he can be very charming, and fun", Wretzky continues.

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Reflecting on when they started talking again in 2006, D'Arcy - who left the group after 11 years in 1999 - told Alternative Nation: "I just was so out of that world for the longest time, I wasn't aware of a lot of the insane stuff, like he supports Trump".

Corgan bolstered that bleak prediction from the 2005 interview by telling Spin's Marc Spitz that if the Wretzky, Chamberlin, Iha, and Corgan were ever seen on the same stage again, Corgan would owe Spitz "a good deal of money".

In light of such a quasi reunion, though, plenty of other people were happy to sound off. "I am totally disgusted with James", she said via text. Corgan later tells her to check her enthusiasm because this tour could make or break the Pumpkins as they are now. "Now I don't hate him, I'm back to where I was at the beginning", said Wretzky. Only time (maybe tomorrow?) will tell. "I do think he needs to get an MRI though".

"The shapeshifting thing, I honestly think he may have a brain tumor. He's always been insufferable".