Billy Corgan has revealed a really weird coincidence: the latest female bassist to join Smashing Pumpkins may have a history with the band -- she says she was one of the two young girls featured on the cover of the group's 1993 album "Siamese Dream." Nicole Fiorentino evidently just broke the news to the singer/guitarist, and he tweeted it to fans last night. "She said she didn't want us to know because she thought maybe we wouldn't let her be in the band," he wrote.
This revelation is especially curious since in 2007 Corgan was actively looking for the pair of kids who played Siamese twins on the cover: "In a bit of a fun story, The Smashing Pumpkins are looking for the young girls that adorned the album cover of their record, SIAMESE DREAM. They have most definitely aged to their teens at this point, and are no longer conjoined. If anyone has any information on how to find the girls, please email firstname.lastname@example.org." Corgan even sought info on the duo on a fan message board.
So did Billy's '07 search really turn up nil, was he hoarding the info for just the right moment, or is this a fun long weekend publicity stunt? We'll have to vote for option C. If Fiorentino was one of the girls in the photo, it had to have been a pretty vintage shot -- since she's 31 years old now, she was 14 when "Dream" was released. Check out the photos and judge for yourself!