CHICAGO, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- As rock band "The Smashing Pumpkins" nears the 4-year anniversary of its break-up, member Billy Corgan has revealed new information on the split.
"I am going to share some things with you that you have never heard me say," the singer/songwriter wrote on his official Web site.
Corgan said, "The truth of the matter is that (guitarist) James Iha broke up the Smashing Pumpkins. Not me, not (drummer) Jimmy (Chamberlin), but James. Did it help that (bassist) D'arcy (Wretzky) was fired for being a mean-spirited drug addict, who refused to get help? No, that didn't help keep the band together, not at all," Billboard magazine reported Thursday.
The artist admitted he would have liked to press on with the Pumpkins, which he described as "essentially my entire life ... a dream I still believe in."