Flashback Friday: Ginger

Ginger_SmileWhen the Smashing Pumpkins returned to the stage in 2007, a new bassist took the stage named Ginger Reyes. She would remain with the band till early 2010.

In addition to playing bass, Ginger would also sing backup vocals with Billy on stage, like when they would cover the songs like “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll” in 2007.

In March 2010 it was announced  that priorities in Ginger life had changed. She was expecting her first child with her husband Kristopher Pooley and was focusing her life on raising their child together.

Billy commented at the time,  “Although I am heartbroken that Ginger is leaving the group, I really respect her decision to put her family first. I appreciate everything that she has contributed to The Smashing Pumpkins, and I’m proud of her for being such a great musician and friend.”

She last played with the Pumpkins in April of 2010 as a “special guest”.


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