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Big break for Beaverton drummer (Smashing Pumpkins)

by David Krough

kgw.com

Posted on June 10, 2009 at 1:46 PM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 4 at 2:36 PM

Hello Beaverton! Welcome to the 90s!

OK, so I'm giving a bit of guff to Billy Corgan of (the re-ressurrected) Smashing Pumpkins - but a young Beaverton drummer got kind of a cool chance at the big time.

Corgan held tryouts this srpring and has just announced 19-year-old Mike Byrne as the new drummer.

He played in bands Moses and Smell the Roses.

You can see him playing at Beaverton Guitar Center's drumoff here

So obviously he's into winning the contests.

"I think I have my drummer of the future. I've worked with him so far for one week and all indications are really good that he's the man for the job," Corgan said.

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