Smashing Pumpkins acknowledge report identifying new bassist 10:51 pm // Saturday, May 8, 2010Posted by jjb in band, news, nicole fiorentino.
Fiorentino is (or recently has been) part of the Los Angeles-based groups Twilight Sleep and Light FM, the latter of which was on the bill with Pumpkins leader Billy Corgan’s Backwards Clock Society at a benefit concert last November. Previously, Fiorentino recorded and toured with Louise Post’s Veruca Salt on that band’s VSIV album, and she later backed Brody Dalle on tour as part of Spinnerette. Before that, she played in L.A. rock outfit Radio Vago.
The Pumpkins had been looking for a new bassist since March, when it was announced that Ginger Pooley had left the group.
UPDATE: Fiorentino has updated her MySpace page to read in part, “Nicole is proud to announce that she is the newest member of The Smashing Pumpkins. She is keeping herself very busy these days in the studio with Billy and the rest of the pumpkins crew. She will also be performing live with band for any future tours/gigs.”