Smashing Pumpkins fans have had to deal with scraps since the original lineup broke up in 2000. A record with Jimmy Chamberlain here, a performance with James Iha there. And there’s good reason for that. For the better part of the last 15 years, nobody in the original lineup could find a kind word to say about anyone else. But it looks like that might be changing.
A Facebook post Billy Corgan wrote seems to hint that a real reunion of the Pumpkins original lineup is coming. After thanking the fans for coming out to his In Plainsong tour, Corgan talked about D’Arcy Wretzky immediately before segueing into the future of Smashing Pumpkins.
“And speaking of those I’ve been fortunate enough to share the stage with, I see that it’s D’arcy Wretzky’s birthday today: So a big and happy B-Day to her from here! I’m encouraged to hear that she is playing music once more, and writing songs. As I’ve often said, no one had better musical discernment in our band than she.
As I head home, it’s crazy to think that it was nearly 30 years ago that I began this wild and wooly journey, and that meeting James, then D’arcy, then Jimmy would alter all of our lives forever; for the better, I would argue. Which I suppose makes the hardships that came too, bittersweet. And as I feel speculation start to swirl about what happens next for SP, I’d like to say quite simply and directly that what matters most to Jeff and I is the music. Because from our darkest days together over the last 10 years it’s been our faith that the music we make, and by extension our loving curation of the songs made from the beginning on, that’d sail this old, creaky ship forward to another year.
So see you next tour, wherever and whenever that may be!”
Thirty years on, they probably won’t make Gish again. But it would still be nice to see these guys back in a room together.
(Via Consequence of Sound)