Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan discussed My Chemical Romance, Chelsea Wolfe, Halestorm, and Evanescence in a new Instagram story Q&A with fans.
Do you want My Chemical Romance to get back together?
Next tour, Chelsea Wolfe as the opener???
Would be an honor.
What are your thoughts on the new Halestorm song?
Awesome. Lizzy is one of the best singers in the world.
Would you do a duet with Amy Lee from Evanescence?
Would love to. Amy is a gifted singer.
Billy Corgan discussed writing new Smashing Pumpkins music and reuniting with James Iha in a recent Guitar World interview.
“I had a couple of ideas that I sort of set aside, just in case the band ever got back into the studio. Before I reunited with James, I don’t want to say I’d given up on the band, but I pretty much set it aside as a done thing in my mind. I just didn’t want to shoulder the burden on my own anymore. I was very focused on what I was doing on the acoustic side, and there were other things, too: I had a new baby, and life was kind of moving in a different direction. So I set those songs aside, like, ‘OK, if we ever get back together, this is a good place to start.’
Once we did, we went to Village Recorder for three weeks and did demos. I think we did about 16 songs in the three weeks, and then I played Rick Rubin what I thought were the best eight. I thought he’d pick just one to do as a single, which was kind of the plan—’Let’s put out a single to launch the tour.’ But he wanted to do all of them, so the whole thing grew from there, and now it’s going to be two EPs. It was quite surprising.”