SMASHING PUMPKINS Longtime Guitarist JEFF SCHROEDER Leaves Band To Explore “Slightly Different Path”

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Jeff Schroeder, the guitarist for the Smashing Pumpkins for the past 16 years, has announced his departure from the band. In a statement released on social media, Schroeder said that he was leaving to “explore a slightly different path.”

Schroeder joined the Smashing Pumpkins in 2006, after the band had reunited following a seven-year hiatus. He quickly became an integral member of the band, contributing to several albums and tours.

In his statement, Schroeder thanked his bandmates and fans for their support over the years. He said that he will “absolutely miss sharing the stage” with the band and that he wishes them “all the success in the future.”

Billy CorganJames Iha, and Jimmy Chamberlin commented on Schroeder‘s departure in a separate statement, writing: “We thank Jeff for his ceaseless dedication to the band and our great fans. Words can not express our gratitude and appreciation for the friend he is, and being there for SP in the good times and the tough times, too.”

The Smashing Pumpkins have not yet announced a replacement for Schroeder. However, they are scheduled to begin a North American tour in December 2023.

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