James Iha

Born Mar 26, 1968

(Born March 26, 1968 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American rock musician. He is best known as having been a guitarist and co-founder of the alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins and for his electric musical projects of recent years, most notably being a permanent fixture of A Perfect Circle. He was most recently a member of Tinted Windows, a 1960s/70s inspired group with members of Cheap Trick, Fountains of Wayne and Hanson.… Read More

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1968 Birth Born on March 26, 1968.


1987 19 Years Old In 1987 Iha, then playing guitar in the Chicago band Snake Train, met Billy Corgan via a friend. … Read More


1992 24 Years Old Iha later became romantically involved with the band's bassist D'arcy Wretzky, but the couple broke up just prior to the band's performance at the Reading Festival in 1992. … Read More


1998 30 Years Old In 1998, Iha released a moderately successful solo album, Let It Come Down. … Read More
2000 32 Years Old After the Pumpkins' breakup in 2000 Iha pursued many projects.
He continues to contribute to other artists' recordings, such as "Don't Be Sad" on Whiskeytown's Pneumonia released in 2001 and further guest appearances for bands Ivy and Fountains of Wayne, both of which he remained close to, appearing on virtually every release by both bands since 1997. … Read More
2005 37 Years Old Iha scored the Japanese film Linda, Linda, Linda, released in late summer of 2005. … Read More
Iha produced two tracks on the 2006 tribute album to Serge Gainsbourg, Monsieur Gainsbourg Revisited, "I love you (me either)," that featured Cat Power and model Karen Elson singing and "L'Hotel" with Michael Stipe on vocals. … Read More
In February 2007, Side-Line announced that James Iha delivered a remix for the Ladytron single "Weekend Mixes" out on March 9 via Smoke & Mirrors.


2008 - 2010 3 More Events
2012 44 Years Old 1 More Event
Iha's second solo album titled Look to the Sky was released in March 2012.
2013 45 Years Old In 2013 Iha collaborated with Japanese musician Yukihiro Takahashi, writing songs for and performing on Takahashi's album Life Anew, and performing as part of Takahashi's band "In Phase" on tours in Japan.
2014 46 Years Old In 2014 Iha scored the soundtrack to Lionsgate/Hulu series Deadbeat.
2016 48 Years Old 1 More Event
On March 26 and 27 2016 James Iha joined Billy Corgan and Jimmy Chamberlin on stage unannounced at back to back Smashing Pumpkins shows at the Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. … Read More
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