Billy Corgan refuses to slow down. Despite another potential shake-up to the Smashing Pumpkins lineup, which will possibly maybe lead to a proper Smashing Pumpkins reunion, Billy is the owner of TNA Wrestling and is preparing a solo album with Rick Rubin. Of course, a Billy Corgan solo album and a Smashing Pumpkins album are pretty much the same thing, but it seems like Billy wants to get back to the Pumpkins’ roots if he’s going to get the band back together. He’s a busy guy, and he likes to lay out his plans.
In a Facebook vlog, which the Great Pumpkin seems to be embracing more and more, a playful Corgan had a lot to say about the future (H/T Consequence of Sound):
“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 (via Alternative Nation). “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.”
“Call me crazy, but I am getting a hankering to starting writing rock and roll music again,” Corgan added. “I find myself obsessing on riffs in my head. 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.”
Billy recently got back up on stage with James Iha for the first time since the band’s first break-up, and he also revealed that he’s back in touch with original bassist D’arcy Wretzky. Of course, much ado has been made about how little creative input Iha and D’arcy had on “Gish” and “Siamaese Dream” but a return to sound might just be the kick in the pants the alternative revival needs.
(Via Consequence of Sound)