The Smashing Pumpkins have shared a new image of two girls dressed similarly to the ones on the cover of Siamese Dream, but the girls are now older. Some fans have done some research online, and it appears it is the original girls, though there still hasn’t been 100% confirmation! 2018 is the 25th anniversary of the release of the band’s seminal album. You can view the image below, followed by comparison images of the girls then and now.
Billy Corgan wrote about the image, “When past is present and future, too @smashingpumpkins.”
Original Smashing Pumpkins members Billy Corgan, James Iha, and Jimmy Chamberlin have reunited to record a new album with Jeff Schroeder. Rick Rubin is serving as producer. The band will hit the road in July, according to former bassist D’arcy Wretzky, who told Blast Echo she’s ‘disappointed’ to learn she won’t be involved.
Billy Corgan offered an update on the reunion album yesterday, “So not that it matters (and it doesn’t, but me riffing on an idea is not easy evidence that a conceptual fissure does), but I’ve noticed an interesting trend these days where I will say something and the thing that is said becomes the foundational basis for some untruth. (I mean, I have a checkmark!) So, I mentioned here recently that I have 26 tracks in various stages of completion (I will go one further and say the number is closer to 45, actually). From that number (the aforementioned 26) a monster ’tis spawned, and suddenly I am making things I never intimated.
The good news is there is energy there in the lie, a curiousity, or even the gross set-up for hoped-for failure (and take that on the face of it, as much media apparatus exists to build, fete, or destroy). The not-so-good news is that you (and I will be personal in saying you) have to decide from what is said here with pace and revelation (I mean, that’s show biz, for we sit through a long movie to get us to a strong finish and if lucky, a sequel) and this kind of meta-echo that says, ‘no, the truth is what we wish/decide/deduce it to be’ (that just happens to be tied to clicks). So the point of this jag? My clicks are pretty good, I think, and ultimately more fun. Last point: when I throw shade, you’ll know. Everything else is said in jest or with love.”