Tonight’s episode of Isaak’s talk/music show “The Chris Issak Hour” on cable’s Bio Channel features a visit from the band, pre-Chamberlin’s departure and the affable singer has jokingly claimed responsibility for the rift in a blog entry on HuffingtonPost.com.
When we filmed it a few months back, the band played great, and I felt like my interview with founding Pumpkins Billy Corgan and Jimmy Chamberlin was revealing and fascinating, at least to me. Unfortunately, in addition to screwing up my own relationships, I seem to have now gained the newfound ability to screw up other people’s as well now? A week or so ago I heard that Jimmy was leaving Smashing Pumpkins, and Billy was announcing open auditions for a new drummer? Guy, was it something I said?
I swear I did not mean to smash those pumpkins.
Of course, because Isaak is really a stand up guy kinda’ guy, he comes clean about the real motivation for his post in the end.
Billy, Jimmy, this is my open plea: If it really is something I said – or something that I didn’t say – please accept my apology and work things out. And if not, well then thanks for giving this chance to clear the air and cynically exploit your recent separation for fun and profit.
Thursday, April 2
Howie Mandel – “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”
Carlos Santana – “The Tavis Smiley Show”
Sarah Colonna, Michael Yo – “Chelsea Lately”
The Fray – “Late Show with David Letterman”
Taylor Swift – “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”
Dr. Dog – “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”
Eli Young Band – “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
Friday, April 3
Nick Lachey – “Live with Regis and Kelly”
Martina McBride – “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”
Israel Houghton – “The Tavis Smiley Show”
Gary Valentine – “Chelsea Lately”
Colin Mochrie, The Killers – “The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos”
Denis Leary, Diana Krall – “Late Show with David Letterman”
Miley Cyrus – “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”
Cold War Kids – “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”
Lily Allen – “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
Zooey Deschanel, Henry Cho – “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”
Saturday, April 4
Arcade Fire – “Austin City Limits” – rerun
Phoenix – “Saturday Night Live”