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Billy Corgan says its “not the time” to discuss ex-Smashing Pumpkins bassist D’arcy Wretsky

By | Published on Thursday 22 February 2018

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Billy Corgan has said that now “just isn’t the time” to talk about why D’arcy Wretsky isn’t involved in the Smashing Pumpkins reunion. You know, what with it being totally relevant and everyone being interested.

Last week, as the official announcement of the reunion drew closer, there was much chat about Wretsky’s lack of involvement. Not least from her herself. She claimed that she had been shut out, while the band, breaking their own embargo, issued a statement saying that they’d tried to get her to be involved but she’d flaked out.

Asked about the circumstances that led to Wretsky not taking part in the reunion, Corgan told Chicago radio host Mancow Muller: “Honestly, I don’t really want to talk about it”.

When Muller pressed him further on what is basically the only question anyone’s asking about the reunion, Corgan said: “I think the difficulty is the world works in a particular way these days – it’s very much like professional wrestling. Listen, there’s a time and a place for everything, and this just isn’t the time”.

So that’s entirely ambiguous. I’m not as up on pro wrestling as Corgan is, but I look forward to finding out when the time is right.