Real Project Original Smashing Pumpkins Members May Be Working On Is Surprising


MonteLDS, who has run the Crestfallen Smashing Pumpkins fansite and communicated with Billy Corgan frequently in the 2010’s, has stated that his understanding is that Billy Corgan and Jimmy Chamberlin’s recent recording sessions are for Corgan’s next solo album. Jeff Schroeder and James Iha have also been spotted in the studio this week.

Monte tweeted, “from what i understand this is all WPC 2nd solo stuff not SP.” Corgan claimed to have recorded the album in Nashville last month, only needed to return for overdubs, so it’s unclear if the Los Angeles sessions are for that album or a Smashing Pumpkins album.

The original Smashing Pumpkins lineup is heavily rumored to reunite and perform live this year.

Jeff Schroeder shared a new photo from the studio with The Smashing Pumpkins. James Iha was photographed ‘visiting’ the studio on Tuesday. Billy Corgan and Jimmy Chamberlin entered the studio in Los Angeles earlier this month to work on new material, including a song called “Route 666.”

Corgan wrote on Instagram, “@jjjschroeder (The Shredder) is here with us, too. Twelve songs in. #nosleeptilhammersmith #silverpurple.”

Billy Corgan wrote on Instagram regarding James Iha, “@smashingpumpkins: Not sure what cross-eyed spy took this photo, but we had a visitor to the studio the other day. So many memories when you put the three of us together. @jamesihaofficial @chamberdrums #WPC.”

Corgan also wrote, “Life is wonderful. Keep moving. I could complain (because there are always irritants to the rainbow in my mind) but ’tis more graceful to stay inspired. To see all as being in it’s perfect place.. #beherenow.”

James Iha reunited with Corgan and Chamberlin for three performances in 2016. Billy Corgan has discussed his desire to reunite the original Smashing Pumpkins lineup for the last two years.