by Andrew Trendell Staff | Photos by Splash

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Awesome news for Smashing Pumpkins fans

Could the original line-up be reuniting?

 

1979 stars Smashing Pumpkins set to reunite original line-up for tour Photo: Splash

Awesome news for fans of Smashing Pumpkins, as it looks like Billy Corgan is attempting to reunite the original line-up for a tour. 

While drummer Jimmy Chamberlin has been in recent incarnations of the band, Billy Corgan has not performed and former guitarist James Iha recently joined him on stage, they have not all performed together with bassist D'Arcy Wretzky since their initital split in the year 2000. 

Now, taking to Facebook, Corgan has said that "there's some big stuff happening. We're making plans. I can't give that away, but it's going to be interesting" - while Consequence Of Sound report that an 'industry insider' claims that Corgan is attempting to reunite the classic, original Smashing Pumpkins line-up for a tour and festival dates next summer. 

We're optimistically leaning towards believing CoS, after they successfully foresaw the reunion of LCD Soundsystem based on information from their 'industry sources' last year

Corgan also added that he'd formed a new band with current Pumpkins member Jeff Schroeder - and had recorded tracks that were "much different than Pumpkins' music"

"So we're going to be starting a new band, and we're going to start working on music next week for the new band,” Corgan said. 

He continued: "I just sort of finished a new solo album, which I'll give more details on in the near future, but it's actually recorded, and sort of mostly done," he explained. "So I don't know when that will be coming out, but I recorded the album over two weeks in California. All new songs, so that’s pretty exciting."

Meanwhile Corgan recently became a father for the first time - which hopefully means he'll start having more fun at Disneyland


Andrew Trendell

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