Billy Corgan reported to be planning a full Smashing Pumpkins reunion

The frontman has told fans to expect something "big" in the near future

Billy Corgan is reportedly planning a full Smashing Pumpkins reunion.

Original members have joined up with the frontman for shows over recent years, with drummer Jimmy Chamberlin playing with Corgan last summer and guitarist James Iha performing with him in March this year.

Bassist D’arcy Wretzky has also said she would “consider” playing with the band again.


In a Facebook vlog, Corgan told fans: “There’s some big stuff happening. We’re making plans. I can’t give that away, but it’s going to be interesting.”

According to Consequence Of Sound, an industry source has reported Corgan is trying to book a reunited Smashing Pumpkins for shows and festival slots next summer.

If any gigs did happen, they would be the classic lineup’s first since 2000.

Since the break-up, Corgan has both insulted his old bandmates and tried to “find peace” with them.

In the video, Corgan also revealed he is working on more solo music and starting a new band with current Pumpkins member Jeff Schroeder.


“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 also said the new band is “much different than Pumpkins music.”

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.”