View Full Version : Happy 50th birthday, Jimmy!


amoergosum
06-10-2014, 11:01 AM
Margin.

amoergosum
06-10-2014, 11:01 AM
http://media.tumblr.com/3cd3f55159c95492183283067c05a3c4/tumblr_inline_misc3s00SF1qz4rgp.jpg

Bread Regal
06-10-2014, 11:18 AM
my main man

Ram27
06-10-2014, 12:23 PM
Has Corgan wished him a happy birthday yet?

Does this mean he's out of the band?!



Happy Birthday JC

amoergosum
06-10-2014, 12:32 PM
Has Corgan wished him a happy birthday yet?


Nope, but he wished Mick Foley a happy birthday 2 days ago >>>

"Billy Corgan ‏@Billy
Happy Birthday you hardcore legend you! @realmickfoley"

and this (4 hours ago) >>>

"Billy Corgan @Billy
Congrats to Miss @sierraswan and husband Matt on the birth of their new baby girl!!"

juliana
06-10-2014, 01:29 PM
This is a big deal considering Jimmy wished Billy a happy Bday. There should be 24 hour news coverage of this.

Pizza Club
06-10-2014, 01:40 PM
Jimmy looks 900% better at 50 than he did at 30. Like that is one good looking 50 year old man.

SlingeroGuitaro
06-10-2014, 02:59 PM
He was all fat and bloated while in zwan. It started during the machina tours. He quit smoking at some point between zwan and zeitgeist, and after his heart scare in 2007 I think he started taking his health even more seriously.

People don't look like shit if they take care of themselves.

Cool As Ice Cream
06-10-2014, 03:33 PM
he was still doing heroin while in zwan.

happy birthday, gramps!

Trotskilicious
06-10-2014, 03:49 PM
DAMN HE'S FIFTY

FIFTY DAMN YEARS OLD

DAMN MAN

WHAT THE SHIT

amoergosum
06-10-2014, 03:56 PM
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BhzzRacCUAAlbUb.jpg:large

SlingeroGuitaro
06-10-2014, 04:55 PM
so he's got 20 years left if he's lucky.

Ram27
06-10-2014, 09:17 PM
He was all fat and bloated while in zwan. It started during the machina tours. He quit smoking at some point between zwan and zeitgeist, and after his heart scare in 2007 I think he started taking his health even more seriously.

People don't look like shit if they take care of themselves.

Yeah there was this one Zwan concert on youtube where he looked noticeably bad. I think they were playing Lyric.


But he looks damn good now (minus the sideburns)

Butt Pope
06-10-2014, 09:21 PM
he looked better than this bloke at 50

http://i.imgur.com/dVUY32e.jpg

Butt Pope
06-10-2014, 09:21 PM
if richards can make 70 jimmy should be good for 90

juliana
06-10-2014, 09:35 PM
Lols richards will out live us all.

T&T
06-10-2014, 09:52 PM
funny that his real name is james, but billy didn't want two james's in the band and made James the drummer change his name.

SlingeroGuitaro
06-10-2014, 10:20 PM
No he wanted everyone to have names ending in 'y' but he hates Asians.

toase
06-10-2014, 10:43 PM
he is looking better than me in my soon-to-be-30s

and where's the second JCC album he promised a long time ago? :cry:

juliana
06-10-2014, 11:20 PM
If jimmy wanted to be called james he'd use that name now.

Cool As Ice Cream
06-11-2014, 01:42 AM
ok, sure, why not, jules.

amoergosum
06-11-2014, 02:58 AM
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BpzFtbyIIAAAEw_.jpg



The last time Billy mentioned Jimmy's name in a Tweet was a year ago >>>

"Billy Corgan @Billy · 28. Mai 2013
A small window into the greatness of Jimmy Chamberlin http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=5i_xoEn2fjI …"

A happy birthday Tweet would have been nice but I guess the bromance with Tommy Lee is more important right now...;)

Cool As Ice Cream
06-11-2014, 03:05 AM
JIMMY CHAIMBERLING IS OUT!!!!!!

Morlock
06-11-2014, 06:23 AM
Congrats, Jimmy. You're the best.

juliana
06-11-2014, 08:20 AM
He probably didn't want people to start screaming Jimmy is back or Jimmy is in the dog house.

T&T
06-11-2014, 08:38 AM
A small window into the greatness of Jimmy Chamberlin http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=5i_xoEn2fjI …"

the bit 4:20 on is fantastic. the ride is monopolizing his right hand, but his left hand is just dominating the snare like nothing.


anyone know if any of Jimmy's signature snare were ever any good?

Ram27
06-11-2014, 09:02 AM
The fill at 3:45 is insane also. He uses that same idea on Jellybelly and a lot of his solos. It's so damn good


You can't even hear half the grace notes he's doing during that song

pavementtune
06-11-2014, 09:12 AM
he is looking better than me in my soon-to-be-30s

and where's the second JCC album he promised a long time ago? :cry:

at least the album with Catalano will be out soon

amoergosum
06-11-2014, 10:59 AM
Via Facebook >>>

"Vic's Drum Shop

BIRTHDAY WISHES:

Jimmy Chamberlin was born today in 1964 in Joliet, Illinois.

As the propulsive engine driving The Smashing Pumpkins, Jimmy Chamberlin has earned the respect as one of the most popular and influential drummers of the '90s.

Receiving musical inspiration early on from his father and older brother who both played in local jazz groups, Jimmy soon began taking lessons himself under the tutelage of future Yanni drummer, Charlie Adams. This instruction provided the 9 year old Chamberlin with an understanding of the basic fundamentals and rudiments of drumming. Through his teenage years, he went on to study with several other teachers, learning Latin, Brazilian, and big band drumming.

After high school, Chamberlin spent the next few years alternating between gigging locally in area bands and working as a carpenter to pay the bills. In August 1988, he witnessed a show at a Chicago club by a fledgling band known as the Smashing Pumpkins. The band, then consisting of singer/guitarist Billy Corgan, guitarist James Iha, and bassist D'Arcy Wretzky, were still utilizing a drum machine on stage. While Jimmy thought there was much room for improvement, he saw potential in Corgan's songwriting. Local nightclub owner Joe Shanahan was also in attendance, and informed the trio that they could play a show at his Cabaret Metro venue with just one stipulation: they must replace the drum machine with an actual drummer. Through a mutual acquaintance, Jimmy was introduced to the group and quickly taken onboard. They soon played their first show as a quartet at the Metro. The Pumpkins eventually went on to become one of the biggest alternative rock groups of the '90s, releasing their acclaimed debut "Gish" in 1991, and then rocketing to superstardom with 1993's "Siamese Dream."

With "Siamese Dream" selling by the millions, the Pumpkins capitalized on their newfound success with a long touring schedule that included a headlining position on the 1994 Lollapalooza festival. Jimmy's playing capture the attention of numerous drummers which soon led to a feature story in Modern Drummer Magazine. He was again featured in the magazine shortly before the 1995 release of the monumental double album "Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness," an album that revealed many new facets of his playing and showcased his abilities like never before. The band was at the absolute zenith of their popularity, and the album was a huge seller, eventually becoming the biggest-selling double CD of all time.

Following the first breakup of the Pumpkins in 2000, Jimmy continued his musical partnership with Billy Corgan in a new project dubbed Zwan. They went on to release a sole album, "Mary Star of the Sea", in January 2003 followed by a major tour. In 2004, both Corgan and Jimmy decided to embark on solo careers. Jimmy's project, known as the Jimmy Chamberlin Complex, featured contributions from such musicians as Rob Dickinson, Billy Mohler, and Sean Woolstenhulme. In 2005 he released his debut, "Life Begins Again." That same year, Jimmy and Corgan once again reformed a new version of the Smashing Pumpkins releasing one album and staying together until 2009. Also in 2009, Jimmy formed another band called Skysaw which he described as "progressive, symphonic pop." Jimmy stayed with Skysaw until 2012.

Last year, Jimmy joined forces with saxman extraordinaire Frank Catalano (Miles Davis, Randy Brecker, Elvin Jones, Stan Getz, Von Freeman, Tito Puente, Tony Bennett) to record a new jazz album set to be released this summer. The pair have also been performing live regularly backed by various musicians. This collaboration has enabled Jimmy to reconnect with his jazz roots. Fans of Jimmy's drumming will be delighted to hear him in this new context as he demonstrates a new aspect of his playing.

The importance of Jimmy Chamberlin's contribution to drumming cannot be understated. His extraordinarily quick hands, furious snare rolls, and crackling rimshots recall the likes of such drumming greats as Dennis Chambers and Ian Paice. Equally important is his tastefulness and subtlety and is one of the few rock drummers to combine a driving backbeat with jazz-like flourishes. Jimmy is a musician of considerable depth and creativity with a keen ear for nuance, which makes him a glove-like fit for the wide range of material that he has covered throughout his career.

When asked about his influences in 2007, Jimmy responded:
"Aside from the obvious influences - Keith Moon, John Bonham, Ian Paice - I would have to say Tony Williams, Elvin Jones, any of the jazz greats - Gene Krupa, those people. I think, more and more, as I get older, I've developed my own rock style and I tend to pull more stuff from Elvin Jones and Tony now that I can incorporate it into a rock arena and kind of modernize it."

Billy Corgan -
"He's up there with Bonham, you know, that level of drummer, who has been able to play a variety of music and have his style impact the way people play drums. That's the hallmark of a great drummer. And, right now, I think, pound for pound, he's the best drummer in the world."
"

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amoergosum
06-11-2014, 11:05 AM
So apparently Jimmy has a Twitter account >>>


"Jimmy Chamberlin @jccomplex · 10. Juni
Friends and Family are the ruler by which a life is measured. May God bless you all!"

"Jimmy Chamberlin @jccomplex · 17. März
Happy birthday to Pumpkin Supremo BC- keep rockin in the "not so free" world ! @Billy"

Ram27
06-11-2014, 01:10 PM
crackling rimshots

Has Jimmy ever done rimshots really? All I remember is that one time in Tristessa (which apparently was an accident).

amoergosum
06-11-2014, 02:05 PM
The fill at 3:45 is insane also. He uses that same idea on Jellybelly and a lot of his solos. It's so damn good


You can't even hear half the grace notes he's doing during that song

>>>
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttpyX_rA1q8&feature=youtu.be&t=28s

Man...I could listen to Jimmy all day long just playing snare drum, hi-hat & bass drum.

Fuck yeah >>>
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttpyX_rA1q8&feature=youtu.be&t=6m41s

panda show
06-14-2014, 02:16 AM
I have to admit, jimmy looks better and healthier than most 50-year olds I've seen.. heck, he looks a lot better than corgan who's younger than him.

this always makes me chuckle.. "oh yeah it's time to party!"
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amoergosum
06-14-2014, 02:49 AM
Damn...that butt at 0:01...

amoergosum
06-14-2014, 08:26 AM
The last time Billy & Jimmy played together...it's probably never going to happen again >>>

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Notice the hug behind the coffin >>>

http://i.giflike.com/OwLyL9p.gif

Ram27
06-14-2014, 09:44 AM
Damn...that butt at 0:01...

I can't imagine how great it must've been to go to a concert then. Seeing D'arcy wearing that and Jimmy playing drums at the same time? Fuck. It's all downhill from there.

panda show
06-14-2014, 03:02 PM
yeah, I'd kill to have been on that show (6-9-92).. the ceiling looks really low and judging by what everybody is wearing, it must've been really hot.. it's probably always hot in there, I mean, there's another video of them playing hummer at the same club in '93, and again d'arcy was shirtless. what adds more is that the club was in a basement, and it doesn't seem to have a capacity larger than 500.. sadly it doesn't exist anymore.
ahh.. I can't imagine how much it rocked back then to see the band there. the crowd looks absolutely crazy and the band was awesome..

Ram27
06-14-2014, 03:37 PM
>>>

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amoergosum
06-14-2014, 04:24 PM
>>>

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That close-up from 5:50 - 6:10 ...you gotta love it.

panda show
06-14-2014, 04:32 PM
lol @ james "you motherfucker!" at 4:53

anyways, it's a shame there isn't a full video of that '93 show anywhere.. oh well, it might surface one day - that would probably be the best thing we've got in years.

slunken
06-14-2014, 08:12 PM
lol @ james "you motherfucker!" at 4:53



does anyone else feel that james' ultra-cussy motherfucker hip-hop banter got to be a bit tiresome as it went on from show to show?

if you know what i'm talking about then you probably know what i'm talking about

Shallowed
06-15-2014, 01:03 AM
It became more and more common throughout the Lolla shows, probably in an effort to get some kind of reaction out of the crowds, but we all know how that went down.

I prefer his acid-addled nonsense that came around 1992

null123
06-15-2014, 01:18 AM
jimmy is so cute

panda show
06-15-2014, 01:31 AM
It became more and more common throughout the Lolla shows, probably in an effort to get some kind of reaction out of the crowds, but we all know how that went down.

I prefer his acid-addled nonsense that came around 1992
yeah, me too. from MCIS onwards, his onstage banter started to sound kind of boring.. almost as if he was trying too hard to be funny and witty just to entertain the crowd, but the band just wasn't into it.

Ram27
06-15-2014, 09:22 AM
Sidenote - if you're into watching Jimmy play drums this is a good recording to watch. Cameraguy is focused on him 95% of the time (except, of course, for the cool snare bits in Geek USA, Tristessa, and Cherub Rock. of course).

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It's crazy during Geek USA - he has this weird nonchalance yet precision thing going on. Also note the paradiddles before "like they were never here"

jimmy drevpile
06-19-2014, 04:22 PM
..he has this weird nonchalance yet precision thing going on...

When you see Jimmy concentrate, you know it's >a tad< special. He makes Fred look like a walk in the park but does have to put a bit of effort into > 3:05+

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IF8Gebg7fVk

amoergosum
06-29-2014, 05:41 AM
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DaveKShape
06-30-2014, 01:29 PM
Yo seriously - those Jimmy hi-hat stabs get me every time. That might be his most signature thing.