- Billy Corgan - vocals, guitar, keyboards
- James Iha - guitar
- Melissa Auf Der Maur - bass
- Jimmy Chamberlain - drums
- D'Arcy Wretsky - bass (left 2000)
From early touring with the likes of the Red Hot Chilli Peppers
and Pearl Jam
to the release of their first album Gish
a gradual phenomenon developed towards a rock rollercoaster which came in '95 with the release of the double album Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness
. This brought the delights of 'Bullet With Butterfly Wings'
, 'Tonight Tonight'
to name but a few. Including their follow up Adore
and MACHINA/the machines of God
, The Smashing Pumpkins
released eight albums collectively in their twelve years together.