Why Is Smashing Pumpkins Drummer Selling His Gear?

Smashing Pumpkins' king drummer Jimmy Chamberlin is selling off a huge portion of his personal drum collection. Over 200 pieces will be up for sale HERE starting tomorrow (Feb. 22). 

But why?

We're talking about his White Marine Pearl Yamaha Maple Custom kit, which was used during the Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness sessions. Also on the auction block, his Slingerland Radio King 14” x 8” snare drum. This is what he recorded “Today” on!

Some touring kits will be up for sale also, the Yamaha Maple Custom Absolute wrapped with lemon / green material. Chamberlin’s 14” x 12” marching snare that he played on the Pumpkins’ 20th anniversary tour, the yellow and orange “Don’t Tread on Me” drum.


Wendy Rollins

Wendy Rollins

Wendy Rollins is an unapologetic music nerd who has been making mix tapes since she was 7. She enjoys the company of stray dogs and stray humans. Music is by far one of the greatest things that has ever happened to her but her favorite sound is... Read more


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