Former Smashing Pumpkins Bassist D’Arcy Wretzky Apparently Seeks Whereabouts of Billy Corgan
It's safe to say that relations between Billy Corgan and the members of the classic '90s Smashing Pumpkins lineup have not always been friendly, but that doesn't mean that his ex-mates don't still keep any eye on his current doings. Former Smashing Pumpkins bassist D'Arcy Wretzky showed as much in a posting on Facebook Tuesday night (Sept. 9).
The reclusive Wretzky reached out with the comment, "What's up with Billy's site? I'm serious. Anyone talking to him??? Really." A flurry of comments followed, some serious while others looked to take a few shots at Corgan. But eventually Wretzky rejoined the online commentary to address that her concern for Corgan was legitimate and she was not looking to stir things up.
After one fan stated that there had been a spike in traffic after Corgan's Ravinia show, Wretzky asked, "Has anybody talked to him today or yesterday," apparently showing concern after Corgan's well kept-up website went down for a period of time.
One of the posters then asked, "Is there a full moon? … You're asking about him. Is there something we should know?," to which Wretzky responded, "Last night there was a fool moon … could be tonight too (sometimes there are 2 in a row). I don't know. I just got really worried about him. Every time I ignore thoughts that pop into my head -- no matter how ridiculous or unlikely -- they always happen. So I'm obliged to act on them. You could be right (again) though. Before I tried to reach Billy, I sent a friend request to [drummer] Jimmy [Chamberlin]."
Another poster commented, "Kinda wondering why D'Arcy is concerned. Maybe she knows something we don't," to which Wretzky directly responded, "I do -- but I'll never tell."
Corgan, of course, is alive and well, as he plots the release of two new Smashing Pumpkins albums. As for what Wretzky's up to musically, one commenter requested, "Please save the alternative music … Please come back to the music world, please, please, please." She responded, "I don't have to 'cause my nephew is … but I might help."
Since exiting the Pumpkins in 1999, Wretzky has remained out of the spotlight, although she has undergone some major changes in her appearance, as evidenced in her Facebook photos below: