Smashing Pumpking has a new (female) bass player: Nicole Fiorentino

Billy Corgan announced the name of his new bassist: Nicole Fiorentino.

“Nicole is proud to announce that she is the newest member of The Smashing Pumpkins. She is keeping herself very busy these days in the studio with Billy and the rest of the pumpkins crew. She will also be performing live with band for any future tours/gigs. From 2005 until just recently, Nicole was busy writing, recording, and touring with the internationally renowned pop rockers Veruca Salt. In addition, she recently played bass with Spinnerette (Brody Dalle) for their shows in So Cal and the UK, and locally with L.A. acts Light FM and Twilight Sleep. In her down time, she has a side project with Meghan Toohey (The Weepies/Lenka) called The Cold and Lovely.

In the 5 years prior, Nicole won over crowds with the all-girl synth rock band, Radio Vago, (Buddyhead Records)touring with acts such as Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Sleater Kinney, Mars Volta, The Donnas, The Breeders, and Andrew W.K.

Nicole prides herself on her integrity, drive, enthusiasm, and stellar stage presence. Most importantly, Nicole is devoted to playing music that engages the audience. “I live for live performances. There is nothing I’ve experienced that gives me the feeling I get when I’m on stage, feeding off the crowd.”

Here some basic info about Nicole
Nicole Fiorentino Myspace

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