Report: Jimmy Chamberlin leaves the Smashing Pumpkins, Billy Corgan records new album by himself…

The longtime Smashing Pumpkins drummer, Jimmy Chamberlin, has left the band…again. Billy Corgan will continue to write music under the Smashing Pumpkins name, but he will record the new album by himself with no other musicians involved.

Billboard reports:

http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/news/smashing-pumpkins-sheds-chamberlin-billy-1003953891.story

To those who aren’t musicians and don’t know much about music, you ask, “How does a musician record a whole album by himself?” Well it’s easy. Billy plays all instruments, not just guitar, you gotta love the magic of studio. You can record as many tracks as you want and mix ’em together to make ’em sound like a full band. He’s recording the next Smashing Pumpkins album as a one man band kind of thing. Using MIDI instruments and ProTools is also a good tool for doing music by yourself.

When recording in the studio, songwriters don’t really need a live band, they have a choice to be a one man band or play with other musicians to make it sound live.

Kev

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