Billy Corgan Reveals Why He ‘Isn’t Totally Happy’ With New Album


Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan wrote on Instagram:

“If you haven’t had the occasion, please look up my last solo album ‘Ogilala’ on streaming. In April, I’ll return to Nashville to continue work on the follow-up (as yet untitled).

When I was last home in Chicago, I listened to the work done so far and wasn’t totally happy with it so in going back to Nashville I’ll either keep what I like and take another stab at what needs improvement, or I’ll scrap it all and start over.

Sometimes finding the center of a body of work takes time. Luckily, with the new SP music, that hasn’t been the case. #wpc #ogilala #smashingpumpkins @smashingpumpkins.”

He also gave an update on the eight new Smashing Pumpkins songs currently being recorded.

“I shouldn’t be tired but I am. Good news is all the lead vocals are now sung, so we will audition those tomorrow and see if anything needs to be redone. The end is near and nigh… @smashingpumpkins #shinyohsobright #smashingpumpkins.”

Fans in The Smashing Pumpkins Facebook group have noted that ticket sales for certain shows have really been picking up.

One fan wrote, “Interesting, I was on the Houston Toyota Arena website and noticed that LORDE still has Floor seats available for her concert and that’s this month. Yet Pumpkins have sold out all Floor seats already. I’m not dissing LORDE, I love her music but using this to show how media can twist stuff and bash who they want?”

Another fan posted a couple of days ago, “Yeah, about those ticket sales in the ‘weak’ markets. Salt Lake City on Sunday vs today. The tickets are selling without any problems, and the articles stating otherwise are clearly all click-bait.”

Other fans commented:

“Almost all gone! Every show will be a sellout. No doubt in my mind.”

“Alt-rock tabloids will surely revise and correct their articles soon. I’ll wait…”

“Some of the venues don’t have an interactive map, however I looked at the ‘weakest’ markets that Consequence of Sound referred to, and they look similar to Salt Lake City, except for Souix Falls…I’ll check NYC and Toronto.”

“There’s a new process that ticket venues are using. From what I understand, it prevents tickets all being sold at once. That way people have a real chance at getting one. It helps fend of scalpers as well. Scalped tickets Will still exist, but not in the 1000’s like before.”