Billy Corgan has said he wants to make a Smashing Pumpkins album in the vein of ‘Gish’ and ‘Siamese Dream’ and suggested it could be made with “people who used to be in the band”.
The musician had previously sparked rumours of a reunion of the band’s original lineup when he said last month that he was “back in contact” with bassist D’Arcy Wretzky.
“Well, last time I said anything about SP news, it turned into a big story about how the band was reuniting, so I guess I’ll just let people read my facial ticks,” Corgan said in a new Facebook video, as Consequence Of Sound reports.
“Is the band reuniting? I don’t know, but definitely making plans for next year, definitely making plans to tour next year under the name Smashing Pumpkins. Who will be on stage? We shall see [makes facial tick] There’s my tick.”
He continued, saying he wanted to start “writing rock’n’roll music again”. “I find myself obsessing on riffs in my head,” he said. “I would say if I was going to make an album of SP music again, it would probably be somewhere between ‘Gish’ and ‘Siamese Dream’ type styles.
“I think I’m ready to get back to big riffs, big choruses. So I guess I have to get Jimmy Chamberlin on the phone [makes facial tick] – there’s another tick – and maybe some other people [makes facial tick] who used to be in the band.”
Corgan also said he has recorded a new solo album with producer Rick Rubin and its 12 or 13 songs are done “for the most part”. The album does not have a release date as yet.
Elsewhere, he also revealed there are plans in the works for some new Smashing Pumpkins archival releases. “Some things on there that haven’t been released, I don’t even know if they’ve ever been bootlegged,” he said of the material, which was recorded between 1988 and 1992.