Billy Corgan created a stir last month when he dropped hints of a potential reunion of the original Smashing Pumpkins lineup.
In a Facebook Live video, Corgan added fuel to the fire when discussing the next Smashing Pumpkins record, as well as the future of the band. He said,
“Well last time I said anything about SP news, it turned into a big story about how the band was reuniting, so I guess I’ll just let people read my facial tics. (Makes facial ticks) Is the band reuniting? I don’t know, but definitely making plans for next year, definitely making plans to tour next year under the name Smashing Pumpkins. Who will be on stage? We shall see. (Makes facial tic) There’s my tic.”
Despite Corgan’s reiteration that there aren’t any concrete plans of a reunion, he did reveal that he wants to make music similar to what fans heard on Gish and Siamese Dream.
“Call me crazy, but I am getting a hankering to starting writing rock and roll music again. I find myself obsessing on riffs in my head. I would say if I was going to make an album of SP music again, it would probably be somewhere between Gish and Siamese Dream type styles. I think I’m ready to get back to big riffs, big choruses. So I guess I have to get Jimmy Chamberlin on the phone (makes facial tic), there’s another tic, and maybe some other people (makes facial tic) who used to be in the band.”
For now, we’ll have to wait on an official confirmation, but fans of early era Smashing Pumpkins are sure to be delighted by this news.