darthjul posted the following on the Netphoria.org forums, claiming that Jimmy Chamberlin said that the original Smashing Pumpkins lineup would reunite to record new material next year:
So I’m at the London Drum Show today to see JC perform. Being the mad-schools JC fan I am I rock up UBER early to be front and centre. JC is there, setting up his Sakae kit with some dudes in London Drum Show t-shirts.
Drum show guy asks about the Pumpkins.
JC says they’re recording next year.
Drum show guy clarifies – you mean the Complex?
JC say no man, the Pumpkins. Original line up.
* mind-splosion *
PS. Who fuckin’ knows if this will happen, there’s a million reasons it could get de-railed but I think that’s about as definitive as you can get at this stage.
Billy Corgan stated just a couple of days ago on the Joe Rogan Experience that he hoped to see the original Smashing Pumpkins lineup tour in 2018.
“I’m going to go record another acoustic album, then hopefully next year there will be a Pumpkins tour. Our fingers are crossed.”
Rogan said that a reunion tour would be ‘beautiful.’ An original Smashing Pumpkins lineup reunion has been heavily rumored since Billy Corgan, James Iha, and Jimmy Chamberlin reunited for three performances in spring 2016.