Jimmy Chamberlin

Born 10 June 1964.

Biography

James Joseph "Jimmy" Chamberlin (born June 10, 1964) is an American drummer, songwriter, producer, and current CEO of LiveOne Inc. . He is best known as the former drummer for the alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins. Following the 2000 breakup of the band, Chamberlin joined Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan in the supergroup Zwan and also formed his own group, the Jimmy Chamberlin Complex. In 2005, Chamberlin joined Corgan in reforming The Smashing Pumpkins; he eventually left the group in March 2009 and performed in the group Skysaw until 2012. He is currently active / performs under the Jimmy Chamberlin Complex name and is working on a new album, which according to Chamberlin will be released "hopefully soon". In addition to his current work as CEO, Chamberlin has joined Chicago jazz legend Frank Catalano for a string of 2013/14 performances in the Chicagoland area.

Chamberlin, who originally trained as a jazz drummer, cites jazz musicians Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Gene Krupa, and Buddy Rich, as well as rock drummers Keith Moon, Ian Paice, and John Bonham as major influences on his technique. While he is known as "one of the most powerful drummers in rock," he primarily strives for emotionally communicative playing. In 2008, Gigwise named Chamberlin the 5th best drummer of all time.

Wikipedia This entry is from Wikipedia, the user-contributed encyclopedia. It may not have been reviewed by professional editors and is licensed under an Attribution-ShareAlike Creative Commons License. If you find the biography content factually incorrect, defamatory or highly offensive you can edit this article at Wikipedia. Find out more about our use of this data.

Links & Information

Member Of

Collaborated on