Smashing Pumpkins Drummer Departs Band
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 06.15.2014
Billy Corgan says Mike Byrne is gone...
Smashing Pumpkins are short one drummer. Frontman Billy Corgan has confirmed with Music Radar that Mike Byrne, who drummed on Teargarden by Kaleidyscope and Oceania, has left the band. Corgan told the site, "Let's just say that Mike, like Elvis, has left the building."
Tommy Lee has been drumming for the group as of late, which led to speculation that Byrne was gone. The band's next album Monuments To An Elegy will release in 2015 and feature Lee on the drums.