Jimmy Chamberlin

Jimmy Chamberlin



James Joseph Chamberlin (born June 10, 1964) is an American drummer and record producer. He is best known as the drummer for the alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins. Following the 2000 breakup of the band, Chamberlin joined Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan in the supergroup Zwan and also formed his own group, the Jimmy Chamberlin Complex. In 2005, Chamberlin joined Corgan in reforming The Smashing Pumpkins; he eventually left the group in March 2009, though he returned again in 2015 for a summer tour. He performed in the group Skysaw until 2012. He is currently active under the Jimmy Chamberlin Complex name. In addition to his current work as CEO, Chamberlin has joined Chicago jazz saxophonist Frank Catalano for a string of 2013–15 performances[1] in the Chicago area. An EP by Catalano and Chamberlin Love Supreme Collective - EP was released on the 29th of July 2014.

Chamberlin, who originally trained as a jazz drummer, cites jazz musicians Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Gene Krupa, and Buddy Rich, as well as rock drummers Keith Moon, Ian Paice, and John Bonham as major influences on his technique. While he is known as "one of the most powerful drummers in rock,"[2] he primarily strives for emotionally communicative playing.[3] In 2008, Gigwise named Chamberlin the 5th best drummer of all time.[4]



The Smashing Pumpkins
The Last Hard Men
Life Begins Again
Life Begins Again is the debut album by the Jimmy Chamberlin Complex (side project band of The Smashing Pumpkins/Zwan drummer Jimmy Chamberlin).
God's Gonna Cut You Down
God's Gonna Cut You Down is an album by musical artist Jimmy Chamberlin, released on April 7, 2015.

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Yamaha Jimmy Chamberlin Signature Steel Snare Drum
  –  July 28, 2017
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Jimmy Chamberlin on Potential 2018 Smashing Pumpkins Reunion
  –  June 30, 2017
Smashing Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlin sat down for an interview with Chicago ... We know that when we get together to play music, good things happen – we’ve never questioned that.” Chamberlin was then asked if it was hard to have a “strong ...
From Bennett to bebop, a busy weekend in jazz
  –  August 2, 2017
45-7 p.m.; and Frank Catalano & Jimmy Chamberlin Super Group, 7:30-9 p.m. Saturday at Deer Park Town Center, 20530 N. Rand Road, Deer Park; free; 847-726-1648 or www.villageofdeerpark.com Bernard Scavella: A formidable Chicago saxophonist, Scavella will ...
Un-wined: 7 local summer fests and events for suburban wine lovers
  –  August 2, 2017
With summer winding down, here are seven wine fests and events to help you savor the rest of the season: Grammy Award-winning artists Frank Catalano and Jimmy Chamberlin headline this Saturday, Aug. 5, festival, which also features Judy Roberts with guest ...
Why Billy Corgan Is Really Selling His Guitars Will Surprise You
  –  July 30, 2017
Two Alesis drum machines, one used for the loops on “1979” and another that was used to record many early Pumpkins’ demos before Jimmy Chamberlin joined the band. The modified 1990s Les Paul Special used to record much of the Machina album and played ...
Yamaha Jimmy Chamberlin Signature Steel Snare Drum
  –  July 28, 2017
Cuts like a chainsaw, yet has a warm ambiance. The steel shell of the Jimmy Chamberlin snare drum has the ability to cut through the music while the satin chrome finish gives it the warmth to be used in any musical situation. Steel shells have the ...
If entrepreneurs are so data-obsessed, why do they always talk about “luck”?
  –  July 26, 2017
They’re one of my very favorite parts of Pando - both for the content of the interviews and also the amazing backstage moments like time at Pandoland when Paul walked in on Margaret Atwood, Jimmy Chamberlin and Jason Hirschhorn having an animated ...
From Kurt Cobain to Chris Cornell: ’90s Rock Stars That Left Us Too Soon
  –  July 20, 2017
Melvoin, who was touring with the Smashing Pumpkins as a keyboardist, died in his Manhattan hotel room in 1996 after using heroin with the band's drummer, Jimmy Chamberlin. The Alice in Chains frontman died at home in Seattle eight years to the day after ...
Drummer Jimmy Chamberlin: What Made The Smashing Pumpkins So Special
  –  July 6, 2017
The Smashing Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlin discussed the band's success with 1993's "Siamese Dream" and 1995's "Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness," telling WGN Radio: “We knew that we were good, we knew that we were dangerous. I knew that I ...
Jimmy Chamberlin on Potential 2018 Smashing Pumpkins Reunion
  –  June 30, 2017
Smashing Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlin sat down for an interview with Chicago’s WGN Radio earlier this week and made some comments that have led many to speculate he’s referencing a reunion of the band’s original lineup. The interviewer brought ...
Smashing Pumpkins' Original Lineup Could Reunite, Says Drummer
  –  June 29, 2017
Smashing Pumpkins fans, take note: drummer Jimmy Chamberlin says there’s hope for a reunion. In an interview with WGN Radio, Chamberlin alluded to a possible reunion of the original lineup next year. “We were talking about playing next year with the ...
Frank Catalano & Jimmy Chamberlin - Tokyo Number 9 (2017)
  –  May 28, 2017
Following the success of Love Supreme Collective, God's Gonna Cut You Down and Bye Bye Blackbird, Ropeadope Records is proud to release a trio of Live recordings chronicling Frank Catalano and Jimmy Chamberlin's tours including shows in Japan, Chicago and ...


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