Corgan Weighs In On New Pumpkins Album
There has still been no announcement of what label is releasing the disc, but it is likely to be Warner Bros. or Reprise, which issued Corgan's 2005 solo album "TheFutureEmbrace."Billy Corgan has taken to the Smashing Pumpkins' MySpace.com site to weigh in on the group's reunion album, expected out in late spring or early summer. "This year for us will see a new album of songs and a world tour of tears, and we truly look forward to playing again for fans young, old, and missed," Corgan said in a posting yesterday (Jan. 2).
"So yes, tunes are being dusted off, while others are being asked to kindly submit to an upstart millennia and all it's asking," he continued. "When we opened the lid on this music box, we were pleasantly surprised at the music that played: familiar yet unknown, welcoming but not sentimental ... and that is all we can ask."
There has still been no announcement of what label is releasing the disc, but it is likely to be Warner Bros. or Reprise, which issued Corgan's 2005 solo album "TheFutureEmbrace." It has also not been revealed who else besides Corgan and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin are now in the band.
"For many years there were private laments about opportunities missed and hearts so broken, but no more ... we have turned the page and moved on, from places and faces, names and games," Corgan said. "This age calls for resolve and certitude, and the fire within to burn ever bright. If that fire should be connected to absolutely deafening guitars, thundering drums and the melodies of snakes, then so be it!"