Billy Corgan’s precision in the studio is legendary. But it seems the Smashing Pumpkins have been somewhat tardy on writing their latest set.
More than half a year after telling Billboard he’d started work on the follow-up to the Smashing Pumpkins’ “Oceania,” Corgan confirmed Monday that songwriting work had now officially begun in earnest.
Corgan Tweeted the news to his 227,000-plus followers.
Excited to announce today's our 1st official day of writing for new SP album. Wish us luck!
— Billy Corgan (@Billy) March 25, 2013
Corgan had earlier told Billboard the album "definitely seems like it's going to be more of a rockin' affair." Whether any of those sessions will see the light of day is anyone’s guess. In the time that’s passed since those comments were made, Smashing Pumpkins fans have seen a different side to the singer -– none more unusual than Corgan’s Resistance Pro wrestling turn in a furniture commercial.
Corgan’s admittedly “really ambitious” plan to release the album by year’s end now seems extremely unlikely, especially given the extensive tour the Smashing Pumpkins will embark on from the end of April.
The Smashing Pumpkins’ most recent album, "Oceania," debuted at No. 4 on The Billboard 200 in June 2012 and has sold more than 100,000 units.