New Smashing Pumpkins Record Details Revealed, Could It Be Double Album?


Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has written on Instagram about recent studio work.

“Ok, I misspoke. Today wasn’t the last day in studio. More work ahead (lyrics, vocals, strings). Which I guess means something like 26 songs currently in various states of completion, production, insanity. But honestly, and I mean this from the heart, I’m very pleased to be this engaged with making new music at this point in my life. I started playing the guitar April 1, 1981, so almost 37 years later the colors remain vivid in my mind, there are still fresh (and dare I say provocative) subjects to address, and the guitar feels once again like the preferred weapon of choice.”

Corgan has yet to fully clarify if his recent studio work with Jimmy Chamberlin, Jeff Schroeder, James Iha, and Rick Rubin is for The Smashing Pumpkins or his new solo album he worked on in Nashville in December, but Matt Pinfield recently revealed after dinner with Corgan that ‘new Pumpkins music is coming,’ which indicates that new Pumpkins music is being worked on. 26 songs would be plenty for a double album if every track is completed. Corgan hinted at the possibility of a new solo double album in December.

Jimmy Chamberlin recently wrote that recent sessions at Rick Rubin’s studio were a wrap. He wrote on Instagram, “Last day for a while. Been an amazing ride thus far. #rocknroll.”

James Iha’s involvement in the sessions has yet to be clarified, as he has only been photographed in the studio once. D’arcy Wretzky recently announced that she was ‘disappointed’ to be informed that she wouldn’t be taking part in The Smashing Pumpkins reunion tour, and that Billy Corgan, James Iha, and Jimmy Chamberlin would be reuniting for a tour in July without her.

Last day for a while. Been an amazing ride thus far. #rocknroll

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  • JakeStarDeluxe

    I remember reading an interview with Billy where he said they had recorded 50+ complete tracks for Mellon Collie and trimmed it down to 20 something on the final cut. Similar situation with Siamese Dream, but to a lesser extent.

    By Pumpkins math, this could easily be a single disc album when all is said and done, followed by a b-side/outtakes collection a bit further down the road. Think Pisces Iscariot / The Aeroplane Flies High box set.

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