Billy Corgan has released a new Facebook video where he discusses the state of the Smashing Pumpkins and TNA Wrestling, and Alternative Nation has transcribed quotes. Corgan discussed recently becoming President of TNA, and revealed that he is trying to buy the company after already purchasing a minority stake a couple of months ago.
Corgan confirmed that Rick Rubin is the producer of his new solo album, which is just about completed, and features 12-13 songs.
He also discussed the heavily rumored Smashing Pumpkins reunion, which he yet again heavily hinted at.
“Well last time I said anything about SP news, it turned into a big story about how the band was reuniting, so I guess I’ll just let people read my facial ticks. (Makes facial ticks) Is the band reuniting? I don’t know, but definitely making plans for next year, definitely making plans to tour next year under the name Smashing Pumpkins. Who will be on stage? We shall see. (Makes facial tick) There’s my tick.”
He added, “Call me crazy, but I am getting a hankering to starting writing rock and roll music again. I find myself obsessing on riffs in my head. I would say if I was going to make an album of SP music again, it would probably be somewhere between Gish and Siamese Dream type styles. I think I’m ready to get back to big riffs, big choruses. So I guess I have to get Jimmy Chamberlin on the phone (makes facial tick), there’s another tick, and maybe some other people (makes facial tick) who used to be in the band.”