Billy Corgan, Smashing Pumpkins break with producer Kerry Brown 11:00 am // Friday, December 9, 2011Posted by jjb in billy corgan, kerry brown, news.
Multiple sources tell HU that Pumpkins ringmaster Billy Corgan informed several associates of a split between himself and Brown early in November, with Corgan saying to one friend blogger that there will be “no relationship moving forward” between Brown and the band.
The break between Corgan and Brown came only weeks after the two shared a stage at Chicago’s Riviera Theatre, when Brown’s band Catherine joined Corgan to perform two songs during an encore at a Smashing Pumpkins concert on October 14.
Brown has worked extensively on Corgan’s Teargarden by Kaleidyscope project, directed the Smashing Pumpkins Record Club during its infancy this year, mixed bonus tracks for the recent reissues of the Pumpkins albums Gish and Siamese Dream, played drums with the Corgan-led supergroup Spirits in the Sky during 2009, and co-produced the Pumpkins track “Superchrist” in 2008, among many other activities. For a time, Brown also helped operate the Pumpkins’ official Twitter account—but now, Brown and Corgan are no longer even following each other on Twitter.