On July 10 the new album Zeitgeist was released. com reported that he and Corgan had signed a new management deal with the Front Line Management with a spokesperson confirming they had signed under the name "Smashing Pumpkins". Chamberlin contacted Corgan to accept and on February 2 2006 MTV.
In 2008 Gigwise named Chamberlin the 5th best drummer of all time. Chamberlin who originally trained as a jazz drummer cites jazz musicians Benny Goodman Duke Ellington Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich as well as rock drummers Keith Moon Ian Paice and John Bonham as major influences on his technique. He is best known as the former drummer for the alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins.