Major Update On Smashing Pumpkins Reunion Album

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Smashing Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlin revealed that the band is discussing possibly recording a reunion album in 2018 in a new Rhythm Magazine interview.. The last album to feature the original lineup was 2000’s MACHINA/The Machines of God, though D’arcy Wretzky only played on part of the album due to her departure from the Pumpkins as the album was being recorded in fall 1999.

“I’m always trying to evolve. We’re talking about maybe recording next year with the Pumpkins and I want to make sure [if that happens] that I bring some really different stuff to the table. The purpose of this sabbatical needs to be revealed in the music. I’m counting on everyone bringing some new shit to the table that is representative of the chance-taking that we’ve always done.”

He also discussed rejoining the Pumpkins in summer 2015.

“[Billy Corgan] found himself in the position of just not having a drummer for the tour and he wanted to play the set that we’re going to play so he just reached out on email and said before he goes looking for someone to play those songs, which is obviously a long task, was there any way I could go out for this tour?” Chamberlin told Rhythm. “It’s very exciting to go back and celebrate that music in a great context. It is embracing the friendship, the relationship and the music and proving that the music and the relationships are much bigger than all the politics from down the years. I thought about it for about a second and then said yes.”