James Iha
James Iha

James Iha

About James Iha

Throughout their existence, the main focal point of the Smashing Pumpkins was undoubtedly singer/guitarist Billy Corgan, but behind Corgan, the one who contributed the most in the songwriting department was guitarist/co-founding member James Iha. In 1998, Iha found the time to issue his debut solo album, Let It Come Down. Somewhat of a departure from the alt-rock of the Smashing Pumpkins, the album revealed Iha to be a fan of '60s-influenced melodic folk-rock and '70s soft rock. In 2009, Iha, along with Hanson's Taylor Hanson, Fountains of Wayne's Adam Schlesinger, and Cheap Trick's Bun E. Carlos, recorded and toured as the supergroup Tinted Windows. Finally, in 2012, Iha returned to his own work with his second solo album, Look to the Sky. ~ Greg Prato

    Chicago, IL
  • BORN
    March 26, 1968

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