D'Arcy Quits Smashing Pumpkins

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Bass player D'Arcy has left the Smashing Pumpkins, Virgin Records said in a statement Thursday (Sept. 9). No reason was offered for why the 31-year-old bassist, born D'Arcy Wretzky, quit. The Chicago rock band will not break up, the label said. A new album is finished and scheduled for release Feb. 15, and the band will tour behind it, the label said.