Billy Corgan hopes so...
Lowri Williams

11:11 23rd June 2005

Billy CorganBilly Corgan has revealed through an advertisement that he wants to reform the Smashing Pumpkins.

Corgan releases his debut solo album 'The Future Embrace' this week but decided it would be fitting to celebrate this by taking out a full page advert in the Chicago Tribune newspaper that said:

"When I played the final Smashing Pumpkins show on the night of December 2, 2000, I walked off the stage believing that I was forever leaving a piece of my life behind. I naively tried to start a new band, but found that my heart wasn't in it.

"I moved away to pursue a love that I once had but got lost. SO I moved back home to heal what was broken in me, and to my surprise I found what I was looking or. I found that my heart is in Chicago, and that my heart is in the Smashing Pumpkins.

"For a year now I have walked around with a secret, a secret I chose to keep. But now I want you to be among the first to know that I have made plans to renew and revive the Smashing Pumpkins.

"I want my band back, and my songs, and my dreams. In this desire I feel I have come home again."

Corgan’s recent attempts at a solo career have not been entirely successful; with a recent gig in London leaving fans disappointed according to 6 Music.

It is currently unknown if the rest of the band are keen to reform.