Sunday, April 7, 2013

April 7: Bass guitarist Nicole Fiorentino of The Smashing Pumpkins is 34-years-old today.

Nicole was born in Ludlow, Massachusetts. Originally a touring member of the alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins - replacing Ginger Pooley and her temporary replacement Mark Tulin - she became an official member in 2010. She appears on the band's albums Teargarden by Kaleidyscope in 2009 and Oceania in 2012.

Prior to joining the Smashing Pumpkins, she was a member of Radio Vago, Chicago alternative act Veruca Salt, Spinnerette, Twilight Sleep, and Light FM, the last of which opened for Billy Corgan's one-off band Backwards Clock Society in November 2009.

Within a February 17, 2011 post on Smashing Pumpkins' Facebook page, Fiorentino claimed she was one of the girls on the cover of the Pumpkins' 1993 album Siamese Dream. Although it was received by many fans to have been in jest, several news sources and a portion of the fan community believed it to be true.

In 2010 and 2011 Fiorentino began working with Meghan Toohey under the group name The Cold and Lovely. An album is planned to be released in 2012, and a single "Not With Me" was released April 24, 2012.


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