Guitarist who also joined the rock and roll group Smashing Pumpkins after founding member Wayne Iha still left the music group. He started acquiring acoustic guitar lessons at twelve with age eighteen, he became a member of the music group The Violet Burning up. He went to UCLA for his Phd in comparative books. He was raised in LA, California. Billy Corgan and Schroeder had been bandmates in Smashing Pumpkins.