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Billy Corgan Wants You

Hey, want to play bass for Billy Corgan? You do? Great news, then! Jessica Simpson’s BFF is holding open auditions to replace Smashing Pumpkins bassist Ginger Pooley, who is leaving, amicably, to spend more time with her family (unless Corgan made her say that?). He’s also looking for a new keyboardist “who is a fan of — and can play in the prog-rock style of — Jon Lord and Rick Wakeman.” (By the way, the band found their drummer, Mike Byrne, through an open audition). Send background info and performance videos to pumpkinsbass@gmail.com or pumpkinskeys@gmail.com. We only have one question for Corgan: Isn't this the type of thing reality TV producers generally pay celebrities to do? [SPIN]

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