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Billy Corgan Is Reportedly Making Plans For Shows With The Classic Smashing Pumpkins Lineup

Written by Sam Murphy on July 30, 2016

While The Smashing Pumpkins are still technically a band, the classic lineup haven’t played together since 2000 but that looks like it may change if we’re to believe frontman Billy Corgan.

Corgan has told fans on Facebook that, “there’s some big stuff happening.”

“We’re making plans. I can’t give that away, but it’s going to be interesting.”

Consequence Of Sound has further reported that an industry source has told them that Corgan is shopping a Smashing Pumpkins classic lineup reunion tour for shows and festivals next year.

It’s unknown at this point whether or not Corgan has actually booked any shows but what once looked like an unfathomable possibility is now edging closer to becoming a reality.

All the pieces have already started coming together again. Drummer Jimmy Chamberlin has been behind the kit again since 2015, guitarist James Iha hopped up on stage with the band in March and bass player D’arcy Wretzky said she’d “consider going back.”

That’s not the only news that Corgan had to share on Facebook though. He also revealed that he’s nearly done with a solo record.

“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 said.

“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.”

And he wasn’t done with just that either. He also revealed that he’s forming a new band with current The Smashing Pumpkins guitarist Jeff Schroeder. It will also feature current and past members of the touring band Katie Cole, Sierra Swan, Jack Bates and Linda Strawberry.

That’s everybody in Smashing Pumpkins at the moment apart from Chamberlin fuelling speculation that he’ll reform the band with its classic lineup, leaving the current members to form a new band.

The new band are making music “much different than Pumpkins music”.

Watch Corgan’s full Facebook vlog below.

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