3.3a Past Members
Over their years of existence, the band has not always had the same members.
The following is a list of some of the musicians that made contributions to the
music over the years:
Kenny Aronoff - Kenny joined the band for the duration of the Adore tour as a
touring drummer, in replacement of Jimmy Chamberlin.
Matt Walker - Matt replaced Jimmy Chamberlin on the drums for the rest of
the MCIS tour after Jimmy was fired (see Section 5.3). He participated on
the 'Adore' album and the 'Batman and Robin' soundtrack, as well as the
'Ransom' soundtrack. He also joined Billy for his solo tour in 2005.
Joey Waronker and Matt Cameron - Each of these drummers participated in the
creation of the 'Adore' album, while Jimmy Chamberlin was removed from the
band. Check the discography section at www.spfc.org
for more info.
D'Arcy Wretzky - D'Arcy is one of the band's founding members; she played bass
guitar. She left the band on September 8, 1999, to be replaced by Melissa Auf der Maur.
Melissa Auf der Maur - replaced D'Arcy on bass from September 1999 until the
band's "last" concert in December 2000.
James Iha - James was with the band from its beginnings in 1988 through their
breakup in 2000. He did not re-join the band when it re-formed in 2006.
Mike Garson and Chris Holmes - toured as keyboardists during the Machina tour
in 2000. Mike was also part of the Adore tour, and worked with Billy on the
Ginger Reyes-Pooley - played bass in TSP 2.0 from its start in 2006 through 2008.
Lisa Harriton - played keyboards for TSP 2.0 from its start in 2006 through 2008.
Jimmy Chamberlin - the original drummer for TSP, he left the band in 1995
during the MCIS tour, then rejoined in 1999 for the Arising! and Machina tours
until the band broke up in 2000. He was the only other original member to
re-join for TSP 2.0 in 2006, and stayed with the band until 2009, to be
replaced by Mike Byrne.
Mike Byrne - replaced Jimmy on drums from 2009 thru 2013. In 2014, Billy
confirmed he was no longer part of the band.