Jimmy Chamberlin

461 – Jimmy Chamberlin: The evolution of an icon

Jimmy Chamberlin has had no shortage of success behind the drumkit as the founding and longtime drummer of Smashing Pumkins. Accolades aside, what’s been even more impressive to witness is the evolution he has gone through throughout his career. Never one to settle, Chamberlin is constantly reinventing himself not only behind the kit, but also mentally and spiritually focusing on being present and living in the moment. This openness and eagerness to be the best version of himself has lead him down a road of self-awareness and discovery, evident in his playing; particularly on the latest Smashing Pumpkins record.

Jimmy Chamberlin talks about:

  • Recording The Smashing Pumpkins’ latest record
  • Working with Rick Rubin
  • Why demo takes sometimes end up on records
  • How to avoid changing unnecessarily for the sake of changing
  • Why musicians have a responsibility to be themselves and encourage uniqueness
  • Why emotion transcends more than technique in music
  • Musician’s skills that benefit pursuits outside music
  • His advice for kickstarting new projects
  • His visualization practice
  • The Smashing Pumpkins’ plans for 2019
  • Much more

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4 replies
  1. Kath Lambert
    Kath Lambert says:

    Loved this! Great insights and advice. Smiled all the way through. He’s a funny man. Love the Pumpkins.

  2. John FOster
    John FOster says:

    There was so much good in this podcast. I highly recommend it. It is one of those to listen to multiple times. Thanks Nick and Jimmy!

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