Jimmy Chamberlin was born on June 10, 1964 in the town of Joliet, Illinois, south of Chicago. He comes from a family with a musical background (his father was a jazz clarinetist and his older brother Paul is also a drummer). Jimmy's influences include artists such as Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Gene Krupa, Buddy Rich and Ian Paice.

Jimmy has played in many bands in Illinois and around the country. While taking a break between bands, he worked as a carpenter in Joliet. It was during this time that he was introduced to Billy Corgan by a mutual friend. Jimmy joined Billy's band, the Smashing Pumpkins. The Smashing Pumpkins played their last concert together in Chicago in December 2000. After taking a year off from music, with the exception of a few summer dates with Billy, Jimmy is now the drummer for Billy Corgan's new band, Zwan.


Jimmy's stick of choice:
American Classic® 5B
Tear drop tip. Ideal for rock‚ band and practice.
L = 16" | Dia. = .595"
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