SMASHING PUMPKINS has rescheduled five shows following the announcement that drummer Jimmy Chamberlin was admitted to a hospital after experiencing some chest discomfort.Chamberlin was taken to an Atlanta hospital Tuesday (Oct. 30) and was given an angiogram which revealed a partially blocked artery. He rested at the hospital overnight and was released Wednesday. Says Chamberlin: "The good news is that my heart checked out. No damage. Basically, a small build-up of plaque on one of my arteries. This combined with stress, fatigue and all of the other good things that go along with being on tour was the cause of my pain. So obviously we had to postpone the end of the tour while I recover. It should only be a week or so until JC is ready to rock again." Affected dates include: Atlanta (Oct. 30, Oct. 31)
Austin (Nov. 2)
Dallas (Nov. 3)
Nashville (Nov. 5) All tickets will be honored for the rescheduled dates. For more information, visit the band's MySpace page. SMASHING PUMPKINS' latest album, "Zeitgeist", has just been re-released and packaged with a full-length DVD documentary titled "Inside the Zeitgeist". The disc also contains three bonus tracks, including a previously unreleased song called "Ma Belle". The other songs included are "Stellar" and "Death from Above". This special version of "Zeitgeist" features an all-new metallic silver color scheme as well. The "Zeitgeist" re-release is sold exclusively at Best Buy stores. SMASHING PUMPKINS recently took part in an interview and live performance for the AOL Sessions. Watch it at this location. An exclusive interview with the SMASHING PUMPKINS from the AOL Sessions can be viewed below. The band, which features original members Billy Corgan and Jimmy Chamberlin, is currently touring in support of "Zeitgeist", its first album of all-new material in seven years. Corgan and Chamberlin are the only original PUMPKINS members in this lineup, which introduces new guitarist Jeff Schroeder, bassist Ginger Reyes and keyboardist Lisa Harriton. None of them played on the album, however. The latest single from the CD is called "That's the Way (My Love Is)".