Help Wanted: Smashing Pumpkins drummer

Can you take random abuse from Billy Corgan? Can you explode on cue? If so, the Smashing Pumpkins have a job for you: drummer!

This is not a joke.

Late yesterday, I received the following e-mail from the band's publicist:

"Auditions will be held Friday, April 10, in Los Angeles for drummers who are looking to play with THE SMASHING PUMPKINS. They should send their background info, photos, and performance Web links via e-mail only to:"

More info can be found here on the band's Web site.

So, all of you aspiring Animals out there — get on the (drum)stick!

— Ken Richardson