Wretzky was cited for the incident but forgot to pay the fine and then skipped four consecutive court dates, leading to her arrest this week. But the bassist's neighbor, Debra Beebe, is baffled by the charge because the star's horses have only escaped from their enclosure once, and she's confident the incident has been blown out of proportion.
Beebe tells The Hollywood Reporter, "She and her horses have never bothered anyone here. I think this is overblown... Once when hers (horses) got out we helped them... But there have
Wretzky was reportedly cited after horses on her farm broke free and hit the highway, prompting her neighbors to call the police to round them up. The former Pumpkins bassist forgot to pay the fine and then missed four consecutive court dates, which resulted in a bench warrant for her arrest.
According to TMZ.com she's being held on four counts of failure to appear in court. She'll be released on Monday, February 14.
After holding an open call to find a new drummer last March, Billy Corgan has announced that the Smashing Pumpkins have officially hired 19-year-old Portland, Oregon, native Mike Byrne to fill the position. Of note: Corgan originally formed the band in 1988, two years before Byrne was even born.
It seems like only yesterday when Corgan welcomed ex-drummer Jimmy Chamberlin back into the band, after banishing him from the group for three years due to his very public drug issues. The on-again, off-again relationship between the band mates and longtime friends showcased Corgan's notoriously difficult personality. After parting ways with original members James Iha and D'Arcy Wretzky, the Pumpkins have become little more than Corgan and a revolving door of replacements.
As for his take on Byrne, Corgan is excited. "Through the open audition process, I was astounded by how many great drummers there were that wanted the
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