先日脱退を表明したJimmyが自身のバンドJimmy Chamberlin ComplexのBlogにてSmashing Pumpkins脱退に関してのコメントを発表しました。Jimmyのコメントによると「説明は不要。これは自分にとってポジティヴな前進だから。もうこれ以上、自分が完全に有していないことにエネルギーを注ぐことはできない」「音楽は僕の人生でそして神聖なものだから、”お金の為”だけに仕事はできない。自分のためにも、ファンのためにも、元パートナーのためにもね。」
彼は今後、Jimmy Chamberlin Complexの活動をメインにがんばって行くようです。とても前向きで安心しました。今後の活動に期待しています。

March 24, 2009 at 07:54 – Posted by jcc
By now you have heard the news of my departure from the Smashing Pumpkins. I will say, without going into any unnecessary details that this represents a positive move forward for me. I can no longer commit all of my energy into something that I don’t fully possess. I won’t pretend I’m into something I’m not. I won’t do it to myself, you the fan, or my former partner. I can’t just, “Cash the check” so to speak. Music is my life. It is sacred. It deserves the highest commitment at every level and the Pumpkins are certainly no different. I’m sorry but it really IS that simple. There is no drama, bad blood, or anything else but a full commitment to music. My best goes out to Billy and I’m glad he has chosen to continue under the name. It is his right. I will continue to make music with the Jimmy Chamberlin Complex as well as pursuing other musical interests. I feel that I have a long way to go and a lot to give. Thanks to everyone for your kind words and support through all of this. I am constantly humbled by all of you! It is an honor and a privilege to play music for a living and I don’t take it for granted not even for a second.
Stay tuned……. JC