Related Information for Auf Der MaurMelissa Auf der Maur (born March 17, 1972) is a Canadian rock musician from MontrĂ©al, Canada, best known as the former bassist of alternative rock bands Hole and The Smashing Pumpkins.Auf der Maur became friends with Billy Corgan after apologizing for a friend who threw a beer bottle at him during one of The Smashing Pumpkins’ Canadian shows. Her band, Tinker, opened for The Smashing Pumpkins in MontrĂ©al in 1993. read more