Smashing Pumpkins Holding Open Auditions For New Guitarist

Smashing Pumpkins have launched open auditions for a new guitarist following the recent departure of Jeff Schroeder.

“The Smashing Pumpkins are in search an additional guitarist. The application process is open to anyone who might be interested. Applicants may submit a resume and related materials to: [email protected],” the post reads.

Schroeder, a longtime Smashing Pumpkins guitarist, announced the “difficult decision” to leave the band in October.

“Although it was a very difficult decision to make, I’ve decided to leave the band to make some space to explore a slightly different path,” Schroeder then said in a statement. “I wish the band all the success in the future. I will be watching and listening.”

In the farewell statement, Schroeder revealed that joining the band happened when he least expected it. Schroeder recorded with the Pumpkins on every album since their reunion album Zeitgeist.

The band currently consists of founding members Billy Corgan, James Iha and Jimmy Chamberlin.

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