Smashing Pumpkins Plans For New Music Have Reportedly Changed


Billy Corgan’s friend and former bandmate Linda Strawberry gave an update on the reunited Smashing Pumpkins’ plans for new music in a post on a Facebook group.

“It’s coming…not an album but not a single. It was supposed to be a single but there were too many good songs. There’s at least 8. B has already said this so I’m not leaking anything. All 4 of them have been in the studio. (Billy James Iha Jimmy and Jeff.)”

Billy Corgan wrote on Instagram last week, “So not that it matters (and it doesn’t, but me riffing on an idea is not easy evidence that a conceptual fissure does), but I’ve noticed an interesting trend these days where I will say something and the thing that is said becomes the foundational basis for some untruth. (I mean, I have a checkmark!) So, I mentioned here recently that I have 26 tracks in various stages of completion (I will go one further and say the number is closer to 45, actually).

From that number (the aforementioned 26) a monster ’tis spawned, and suddenly I am making things I never intimated. The good news is there is energy there in the lie, a curiousity, or even the gross set-up for hoped-for failure (and take that on the face of it, as much media apparatus exists to build, fete, or destroy).

The not-so-good news is that you (and I will be personal in saying you) have to decide from what is said here with pace and revelation (I mean, that’s show biz, for we sit through a long movie to get us to a strong finish and if lucky, a sequel) and this kind of meta-echo that says, ‘no, the truth is what we wish/decide/deduce it to be’ (that just happens to be tied to clicks). So the point of this jag? My clicks are pretty good, I think, and ultimately more fun. Last point: when I throw shade, you’ll know. Everything else is said in jest or with love.”