D'arcy Wretzky
Musician
D'arcy Wretzky
D'arcy Elizabeth Wretzky is an American musician. She is best known for her work as the original bass player of the alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins. During her tenure with the band, Wretzky played almost exclusively a Fender Precision Bass, as well as a Fender Jazz Bass.
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Pumped up kin: Oceania is more Smashing Pumpkins than Smashing Pumpkins
National Post - over 4 years
Billy Corgan is tired of talking about The Smashing Pumpkins. Or, at least, he’s tired of talking about the band formed in 1988 and consisting of James Iha, Jimmy Chamberlin and D’arcy Wretzky
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Don't Miss The VMAs! - MTV News Australia
Google News - over 5 years
1996 - James Iha, D'arcy Wretzky, Billy Corgan and Jimmy Chamberlin of The Smashing Pumpkins clean up in '96 with five Moonmen for Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness. 1996 - The Moonman takes the audience on a tour of his hometown, space,
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ANIMALS RUNNING AT LARGE - TORO Magazine
Google News - over 5 years
D'arcy Wretzky Arrestzky'd: Seminal grunge-era Smashing Pumpkins bass goddess D'Arcy Wretzky has been on the periphery of public attention for some years now, as she moved to a horse ranch a few years ago to escape the perils of the musician's
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Smashing Pumpkins to play Wiltern in October - OCRegister
Google News - over 5 years
The band - its original lineup of James Iha, Jimmy Chamberlin and D'Arcy Wretzky now replaced by guitarist Jeff Schroeder, drummer Mike Byrne and bassist Nicole Fiorentino (respectively) - re-emerged in yet
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MTV's 120 Minutes changed my life - Westword (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
120 Minutes was also where I first witnessed D'arcy Wretzky play bass guitar in the Smashing Pumpkins' video for "Cherub Rock." I then begged my parents for my own instrument, and I promptly received a blue left-handed Fender Precision bass that fall
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Life After Rock Stardom: 7 Artists' Post-Musical Careers - Houston Press (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
​D'Arcy Wretzky: When she's not battling former bandmate Billy Corgan for royalties, being arrested, or taking horrendous mugshots, the former Smashing Pumpkins bassist tends to her Michigan horse farm and reportedly owns an antique store - two
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Corgan Ends Original Pumpkins Reformation Talk - Glasswerk.co.uk
Google News - almost 6 years
But I cannot in any way, shape, or form ever envision standing on a stage, playing music again with James [Iha] and D'arcy [Wretzky]. I just don't see any situation where that would be possible." The Smashing Pumpkins announced last week that they are
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The Smashing Pumpkins nigdy w oryginalnym składzie - Onet.pl
Google News - almost 6 years
Pierwszy album grupy, "Gish", został nagrany przez Corgana wraz z perkusistą Jimmym Chamberlinem, gitarzystą Jamesem Iha i basistką D'arcy Wretzky. Wokalista jest obecnie jedynym członkiem zespołu z tego składu. - To, co się działo między nami nie było
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Topshop is coming, and it's bringing Chicago-specific designs - A.V. Club Chicago
Google News - almost 6 years
Billy Corgan insists that the Smashing Pumpkins will never, ever, ever reunite and that, while he harbors no animosity toward drummer Jimmy Chamberlin, he really doesn't care much for James Iha or D'arcy Wretzky
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OFFBEAT: Broadway's 'Next to Normal' a compelling and important stage experience - nwitimes.com
Google News - almost 6 years
Bassist Johnny Colt (Black Crowes) and bassist D'Arcy Wretzky (Smashing Pumpkins) are 43. Movie director Wes Anderson is 42. Actress Julie Benz and country singer Cory Morrow are 39. Gospel/R&B singer Tina Campbell (Mary Mary) is 36
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1er mai : muguet, fête du Travail, artistes nés - Suite101.fr
Google News - almost 6 years
Côté musique donc, la chanteuse française Julie Pietri, l'artiste et producteur américain Ray Parker, Jr. ainsi que la musicienne de rock US D'arcy Wretzky (The Smashing Pumpkins), en marge du tant regretté Frédéric Chichin (Les Rita Mitsouko),
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Record Rewind: 'MACHINA/The Machines of God' by The Smashing Pumpkins - Ology
Google News - almost 6 years
Released soon after bassist D'Arcy Wretzky left the group, the album was originally intended to be part of a larger double album concept, an idea that Virgin Records shot down after the disappointing sales of their last album
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EMI to re-issue Smashing Pumpkins albums - UNLIMITED CMU
Google News - almost 6 years
When Corgan says “the band”, it's not entirely clear if he means the current line-up, himself alone, or him and former bandmates James Iha, D'arcy Wretzky and Jimmy Chamberlin. History would suggest that Wretzky at the very least would want no
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Arts, Briefly
NYTimes - almost 11 years
'Da Vinci Code' Follow-Up Is Delayed With the release next month of the film version of ''The Da Vinci Code'' and a plagiarism trial just ended in London, Dan Brown, right, has been very busy this year. So busy, it seems, that he will not finish his next book on schedule, his publisher said in London yesterday. ''At one point we were hoping for it
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Cheer Up, Pumpkinheads. Think Reunion?
NYTimes - about 16 years
Some flew in from as far away as Japan, Australia and Mexico; some camped overnight in the bitter Chicago cold; and several even bought scalped tickets for $1,250 and up. ''My world is ending,'' said Jennifer Childers, a ticketless 20-year-old from Indianapolis. ''But I'm not going to cry. I already spent two weeks doing that.'' The event was the
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of D'arcy Wretzky
    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Age 47
    In May of 2016 in an interview with Loudwire, Filter lead singer Richard Patrick spoke of a romantic relationship he had with Wretzky saying she was the subject of a song he wrote called "Miss Blue"
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    In 2016, D'arcy revealed that she is working on her own music, but isn’t sure if she will release it.
    More Details Hide Details In August of 2016, Billy Corgan posted a video to Facebook acknowledging that he and Wretzky had recently reestablished communication saying "I’ve been in communication with D’arcy for the first time in 16 or 17 years, it’s awesome to have my friend back." Corgan emphasized that this did not necessarily mean the band was getting back together instead insisting "my primary interest in the old band was us having good relationships again." Wretzky joined the band Catherine as a second vocalist for their final album Hot Saki and Bedtime Stories. She also appeared in the video for Four Leaf Clover. At the time, Wretzky was married to Catherine member Kerry Brown. Wretzky contributed vocals to the track "One and Two" on James Iha's 1998 solo album, Let It Come Down. In 1999, she contributed vocals on two Filter songs, "Cancer" and "Take A Picture". During this time, she worked with cellist Eric Remschneider, whom she had worked with when he had recorded with the Smashing Pumpkins.
  • 2014
    Age 45
    In September 2014, she tried to re-establish contact with him.
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  • 2011
    Age 42
    She was also arrested on February 7, 2011, on a misdemeanor drunken-driving charge in South Haven, Michigan. In 2013, Wretzky's relationship with Corgan remained tense.
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    Wretzky was jailed in February 2011 for missing four court dates related to a ticket she received for failing to control her horses.
    More Details Hide Details She spent six days in jail.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2008
    Age 39
    Wretzky did not participate in the Smashing Pumpkins' reunion. In 2008, she and her former bandmate James Iha filed a lawsuit against Virgin Records for selling ringtones of Smashing Pumpkins songs without their consent.
    More Details Hide Details Wretzky is a fan of both Star Trek and the X-Files. After many years out of the spotlight, Wretzky resurfaced in July 2009 by calling in unexpectedly on Chicago's Q101 FM with Ryan Manno. During the interview, she stated that she was not healthy enough to be a musician, and repeatedly professed her admiration for Monkees frontman Davy Jones, as well as discussed the Silversun Pickups and Marilyn Manson's family. She also mentioned that she then lived on a farm in Michigan, that she had briefly lived in Austin, Texas, sometime during the previous decade, and that former fiancé Wendell Green had died.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1995
    Age 26
    Wretzky's time in the band was marked by alternating periods of happiness and discomfort. Corgan considered her the "moral authority" and "moral conscience" of the band. In the aftermath of the success of 1995's Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, Corgan said she began an "apparent slow descent into insanity and/or drugs (take your pick)."
    More Details Hide Details After the short nine date "The Arising!" tour in April 1999 which saw all four original members performing together for the first time since 1996, Wretzky decided to leave the band with intentions of pursuing an acting career. The band was recording Machina/The Machines of God at the time and consequently she performed very few bass parts on the album. Most of the bass parts were handled by Corgan himself. Shortly after leaving the group, she was arrested for possession of crack cocaine. Corgan later said she was "fired for being a mean spirited drug addict who refused to get help." She was replaced on 2000s Machina tour by former Hole bassist Melissa Auf der Maur.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1968
    Born
    Born on May 1, 1968.
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