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November 29, 2000, 11:00 pm

Smashing Pumpkins Chronology; [Late Sports Final Edition]
Jae-Ha Kim. Chicago Sun - Times. Chicago, Ill.: Nov 30, 2000. pg. 8

June 1991: The Smashing Pumpkins release their debut, ``Gish.''
August 1993: ``Siamese Dream''
debuts at No. 10 on the Billboard album charts.
: The Pumpkins make it on the
cover of the Rolling Stone in April. By December, frontman Billy Corgan is gracing the year-end issue of Spin, which also decrees the Pumpkins as the artist of the year.
1995: D'Arcy and James Iha co-found Scratchie Records in the summer. On Oct. 24, the band releases ``Mellon
Collie and the Infinite Sadness,'' which debuts on the Billboard album chart at No. 1.
May 15, 1996: The group cancels a Sunday concert in Belfast, Northern Ireland after a young woman dies
at their show the night before.
May 19, 1996: The band agrees to voice their cartoon doppelgangers for an appearance on the ``Simpsons.''
July 12, 1996: Touring keyboardist Jonathan Melvoin is found dead from an apparent heroin overdose. Drummer Jimmy Chamberlin charged with heroin possession in New York.
July 17, 1996: The Pumpkins fire Chamberlin.
Aug. 8, 1996: The band announces
that Matt Walker of Filter will replace Chamberlin on its tour. Frogs'
keyboardist Dennis Flemion will replace Melvoin.
Oct. 8, 1996: Chamberlin pleads guilty to disorderly conduct charges and agrees to undergo drug treatment.
Jan. 7, 1997: The Smashing Pumpkins are nominated for seven Grammy awards.
Feb. 26, 1997: They win one Grammy for best hard rock performance for ``Bullet from Butterfly Wings.''
Feb. 10, 1998: Iha releases his critically-acclaimed debut solo album ``Let It Come Down.''
Feb. 25, 1998: The band wins a
Grammy for best hard rock performance for ``The End is the Beginning is the End.''
May 26, 1998: Chicago city officials smashed plans for the Pumpkins to play a free concert July 7 at Grant Park.
June 2, 1998: ``Adore'' debuts at No. 2 on Billboard's album chart.
Sept. 9, 1999: D'Arcy leaves the band to pursue an acting career in Hollywood. Meanwhile, a clean and sober
Chamberlin has return to the group.
Jan. 25, 2000: Back in Chicago, D'Arcy is arrested after she allegedly purchased three bags of crack cocaine
in West Town.
Feb. 29, 2000: ``Machina/The Machines of God'' released.
May 23, 2000: The band announces its breakup.

Credit: Jae-Ha Kim

Source: Chicago Sun-Times