Eric Avery(ex-Jane's Addiction) has taken up offer to become the new bassist for The Smashing Pumpkins. While it was strongly rumored that the band's original line-up would be making a full fledged return, Avery could not be a better pick to add to the roster. Considering the Jane's/Pumpkins connections through the years and the fact that both early incarnations of the band sounded similar, it should be quite interesting to see what comes out of this. Especially since that means Corgan is now going to have one of the best rhythm sections in modern rock.
Listen to the Pumpkins' Silverfuck back to back with Juana's Three Days then you will know what I'm talking about.
If only James comes back to the fold then I will totally be alright with this developement. No "Yee-hah" Iha then I'll be less happy. I will still totally go to all the shows I can, buy the record and the corresponded t-shirts but it won't be whole heartedly. It might be, you never know.