Smashing Pumpkins Drummer Injures Eye

Jimmy Chamberlin will not be able to perform at show Saturday, so group will play acoustic set.

Smashing Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlin injured his eye and will not be able to perform with the band at a show Saturday (Feb. 19) in Carrboro, N.C., according to the band's publicists. The other members of the band will instead play an acoustic set. Chamberlin rejoined the group last year after being fired in 1996 for his involvement in the heroin-overdose death of touring keyboardist Jonathan Melvoin. The Smashing Pumpkins' fifth studio album, MACHINA/the machines of God, comes out Feb. 29.