Billy Corgan said in a new interview with the Wall Street Journal that Smashing Pumpkins guitarist Jeff Schroeder told Corgan recently that he was adamantly against outside musicians joining the band for the Oceania tour. Schroeder told Corgan that he believes that the four members in the band trust each other and are working right now. Corgan said, “You have to be careful about who you let into that circle.”
Schroeder has been with the band since 2007, and is the only member remaining from the Zeitgeist touring lineup besides Corgan. The band used a keyboardist, Lisa Harriton, during their touring in 2007 and 2008. For the Pumpkins’ infamous 20th Anniversary Tour in 2008, the band also brought in additional musicians.