With the current collaboration between Billy Corgan and Tommy Lee of Motley Crue, and the recent posting of a classic Guns N' Roses performance on the Smashing Pumpkins Nexus, I couldn't help but be reminded of how Billy once said on Twitter that he would be honored to collaborate with Axl Rose on a musical project. Billy is no stranger to showing his support for Axl, as they have gone through similar band-fates, being the sole remaining members of their legendary bands while
As is widely known by now, it is confirmed: Mike is out of the band, and was apparently "fired" for as yet unknown reasons. And with that ends the five year odyssey and coming of age of one Michael Byrne - a talented, young drumming prodigy who was unexpectedly given the gig of his then nineteen year old life. It was a run fraught with admiration and controversy as fans equally gave him a groundswell of support and criticism at the same time. He had impossible shoes to fill.