The soon-to-be-no-more band's frontman Billy Corgan says the songs may feature in a box set...

THE SMASHING PUMPKINS are working on between 10 and 14 new songs which may eventually feature on a box set.

In an often rambling and self-deprecating message written in Chicago last week and posted on the official Smashing Pumpkins website, box set…so we blow the dust off the guitars and tune up rusty strings and try to make some more emotionless music…er, I mean heartfelt and deep music that is obviously emotional.”

Elsewhere in the posting Corgan goes off at increasing tangents, possibly trying to explain the band’s decision to split after ten years. He continues: “What else do you want to know…I can tell you that if you want to solve a puzzle you must first understand the point of the puzzle…so what is the point of this puzzle, to confuse? Enlighten? Enrage? Or just titillate…or could it just be for fun, because to save one’s soul you must first learn how to laugh. Please understand that I am laughing, not at you, but with you, and I certainly am laughing at myself, so please put your hearts together and laugh with me.


“I put a little sunshine here between the cracks so you can see that you are inside a box…I of course am trapped in the box you stare at and cannot leave…admission is free to all those that are…(drumroll please)…free!”

The Smashing Pumpkins vowed to split once the promotional duties fore their current album, ‘MACHINA/The Machines Of God’ have been completed. As part of those duties, the band are to tour the UK at the end of October, calling at: Glasgow SECC (October 30) Manchester Apollo (31) Birmingham NEC (November 1) Wembley Arena (3-4)

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