Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan compared the band’s upcoming new album Shiny and Oh So Bright Vol. 1: No Past. No Future. No Sun. to Nirvana’s Nevermind and Guns N’ Roses’ Appetite for Destruction. He appeared to be trolling, as he does in many answers. Below are excerpts from recent Corgan Instagram story Q&A’s.
What sound would No Past, No Future, No Sun closest resemble to previous records, if any?
Appetite For Nevermind.
Will there be a tour in 2019 and will it be album specific?
Touring looks good. Touring around LP, no. Like I’ve said, we are not returning to theaters unless it’s for deep cuts shows.
What’s the most significant conclusion you’ve arrived at from your efforts so far?
For every pundit who’d declared SP dead as a force, well, they were proven wrong in spades. I told people in business over and over through the years the fans would stick by us and you did.
Do you think we will ever discover Atlantis?
I have a pretty good idea we know where it is. There is certainly plenty of evidence.
Do you think a longer tour of Europe with a smaller production than Shiny will be possible in the near future?
No, I refuse. I played plenty of smaller shows under SP banner between 2009-2015(?). Those days are over.
Did you ever see a fanmade [MACHINA] track order that was close to matching your vision/storyline?
I read that guy’s take and running order and it was all self-important bullshit. Honestly, a waste of my time.