Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan Announces 10 New Albums


Merry Christmas from Santa Corgan! Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has announced that he is currently working on 10 albums. On the docket for 2019 are: a two part solo album, Smashing Pumpkins’ new album Shiny and Oh So Bright Vol. 2, The Smashing Pumpkins Christmas album, and the MACHINA reissue. Corgan is also working on a Zwan reissue, a Spun soundtrack reissue, The Future Embrace reissue, his unreleased solo album ChicagoKid, and a best of Smashing Pumpkins album. If you’re a fan of William Patrick Corgan, there is plenty to look forward to.

A fan asked Corgan on Instagram, “2019: solo LP, SAOSB vol 2, Christmas LP, Machina reissue. Anything else in the works?”

Corgan responded, “Also preparing future reissues like Zwan and Spun songs and The Future Embrace, oh, and ChicagoKid and an SP best of for 2020.”

In the last year, Corgan released a new solo album titled Ogilala in 2017, and a new Smashing Pumpkins album Shiny and Oh So Bright Vol. 1/LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun. last month. The Smashing Pumpkins are set to tour in Europe next summer, their first extended run of European shows with Billy Corgan, James Iha, and Jimmy Chamberlin playing together since 2000.

Corgan is currently demoing Smashing Pumpkins Christmas songs, and he will begin writing Shiny and Oh So Bright Vol. 2 on January 6, 2019. Corgan is talking to Jimmy Chamberlin about recording drums for The Smashing Pumpkins Christmas album in March. The Christmas album will feature 12 songs, including a few originals.