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James Iha

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Birthday
26, 1968
Birthplace
Chicago, IL
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
26, 1968 (age 51)
Birthplace
Chicago, IL

About

Guitarist and co-founder of the alternative rock band Smashing Pumpkins, he also helped form the supergroup Tinted Windows. He is also a member of A Perfect Circle.

Before Fame

He met Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan at a record store. Corgan had already imagined a fictional band named Smashing Pumpkins.

Trivia

After Smashing Pumpkins broke up in 2000, he wrote a well-received book of poetry and made a less popular introspective rock album.

Family Life

He dedicated his song "For Martha" to his mother and named his label, Martha's Music, after her.

Associated With

He was a consultant to Marilyn Manson for one of his albums and also collaborated with David Bowie, among many others.