Surprising Fourth Smashing Pumpkins Member Joins Band In Studio


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.

Enjoying the California sunshine

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