Smashing Pumpkins fans have been given a major update on the band’s long-rumoured original lineup reunion, after drummer Jimmy Chamberlin let slip that the OG members are shooting to drop a new album in 2018.
“I want to make sure [if that happens] that I bring some really different stuff to the table,” he explained. “The purpose of this sabbatical needs to be revealed in the music. I’m counting on everyone bringing some new shit to the table that is representative of the chance-taking that we’ve always done.”
The last Pumpkins album to feature the band’s OG lineup came 18 years ago with MACHINA/The Machines of God (although Wretzky only played on part of the LP prior to her exit).
Whispers of a forthcoming Pumpkins lineup reunion have been growing louder for a while now, after Chamberlin previously hinted that the band were planning to regroup next year for some live shows.
Frontman Billy Corgan has also teased that a reunion album could be in the works, professing a desire to make a new record in the vein of SP classics Gish and Siamese Dream with “people who used to be in the band”.
For now though, the Pumpkinhead has just dropped new solo album dubbed Ogilala, which features two tunes with his estranged Pumpkins bandmate James Iha.
Get your ears on one of them — ‘Processional’ — below.