Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has given updates on the widely speculated ‘classic line-up’ reunion. In a recent radio interview, Corgan teased fans with information about a potential Pumpkins tour and also discussed his upcoming solo record.
Rumours of the classic Smashing Pumpkins line-up of Billy Corgan, James Iha, Jimmy Chamberlain and D’arcy Wretzky reuniting, have now been circulating for the best part of a year. Despite a pretty rocky decade which included huge arguments, hard drug use and accusations of megalomania, the band seem to have put their differences behind them, and are beginning to process the idea of perhaps playing together once again.
Back in August 2016, Billy Corgan suggested that something would happen in the not so distant future stating: “We’re making plans. I can’t give that away, but it’s going to be interesting.”
The singer has now breathed new life into the reunion rumours in a recent interview with Chicago’s 97.9 The Loop. During the interview Corgan explained: “There’s a willingness for us to play, but also the world’s changed a lot since we didn’t play,” “So the reunion thing is always a bit weird because people come in with their expectations.”
He continued: “So my whole thing is if we’re gonna do it, I think we do it to make people happy and not go against the tide of what people would want to hear in that type of stuff, but my interest in it is sort of limited. I’m not gonna do it for like 14 years of my life.”
Outside of the Smashing Pumpkins, Corgan has been working on a brand new solo album with legendary producer Rick Rubin. The 49 year old has reportedly finished 13 songs for the record, which could be made available in the next couple of months.