“The work ethic gifted to me by the Pumpkins helps me get prepared… I’m excited to be playing with these amazing, legendary musicians”: Ex-Smashing Pumpkins bassist Ginger Pooley will join Garbage on their upcoming tour

Ginger Pooley on the grass holding a bass guitar
(Image credit: Denise Avalos)

Ginger Pooley is best known for being the bassist and backing vocalist of The Smashing Pumpkins between 2007 and 2010. However, she has toured around the world playing bass, with her post-Pumpkins career including stints with Gwen Stefani and Lea Michele. 

While Pooley has had an illustrious career so far, she can now add Garbage to her already-hefty resume. In an exclusive interview with GuitarWorld.com, Pooley revealed she'll be joining Garbage for their European tour this summer.

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Janelle Borg

Janelle is a staff writer at GuitarWorld.com. After a long stint in classical music, Janelle discovered the joys of playing guitar in dingy venues at the age of 13 and has never looked back. Janelle has written extensively about the intersection of music and technology, and how this is shaping the future of the music industry. She also had the pleasure of interviewing Dream Wife, K.Flay, Yīn Yīn, and Black Honey, among others. When she's not writing, you'll find her creating layers of delicious audio lasagna with her art-rock/psych-punk band ĠENN.

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