Yeah, ditto on that. Sheesh.
From his website:
March 24, 2009 at 07:54 - Posted by jcc
By now you have heard the news of my departure from the Smashing Pumpkins. I will say, without going into any unnecessary details that this represents a positive move forward for me. I can no longer commit all of my energy into something that I donít fully possess. I wonít pretend Iím into something Iím not. I wonít do it to myself, you the fan, or my former partner. I canít just, ďCash the checkĒ so to speak. Music is my life. It is sacred. It deserves the highest commitment at every level and the Pumpkins are certainly no different. Iím sorry but it really IS that simple. There is no drama, bad blood, or anything else but a full commitment to music. My best goes out to Billy and Iím glad he has chosen to continue under the name. It is his right. I will continue to make music with the Jimmy Chamberlin Complex as well as pursuing other musical interests. I feel that I have a long way to go and a lot to give. Thanks to everyone for your kind words and support through all of this. I am constantly humbled by all of you! It is an honor and a privilege to play music for a living and I donít take it for granted not even for a second.
Stay tunedÖÖ. JC