Ex-Smashing Pumpkins bassist D’arcy Wretzky is accusing frontman Billy Corgan of manipulation over the band’s upcoming reunion.
Corgan originally sent her a contract offer to be part of the expected reunion, before allegedly later saying that it “wasn’t a real offer”.
She also claimed that Corgan told her via text message that “there was never any decision to shut you out, or make you not welcome” and that he thought “we can find the right way to have you involved”.
However, according to Wretzky, Corgan also said that fellow original members Jimmy Chamberlin and James Iha were “with him” on the decision to reunite without her. “I am totally disgusted with James,” Wretzky said about this. “He should be ashamed of himself.”
Asked why Corgan might not want her as part of the upcoming reunion, Wretzky said: “that is a whole other can of worms and a big, ugly one”.