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Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan on Giving Fans What They Want: 'It's Time to Celebrate the Legacy'

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Billy Corgan of The Smashing Pumpkins performs during 2015 Lollapalooza Brazil at Autodromo de Interlagos on March 29, 2015 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan took to Twitter on Saturday, July 11, to explain why his group is "finally being the band that fans have expected since the return in '07."

The Pumpkins are currently on a North American co-headlining tour with Marilyn Manson through early August.

Billboard attended the tour's July 9 concert at Irvine, Calif.'s Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, where Corgan and Co. (including original drummer Jimmy Chamberlin) played such crowd-pleasers as "Cherub Rock," "Bullet With Butterfly Wings," "Zero" and more.

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In a series of tweets on Saturday, Corgan wrote it was time to celebrate the legacy of the Smashing Pumpkins' 30-year career.

"To speak to 'why' we are finally being the band that fans have expected since the return in 07, there's nothing to fight anymore...," Corgan tweeted. "So why NOW? Because it's time: to celebrate the legacy, camaraderie, the journey, the kinship, and the band's unique relationship to fans."

Read his full series of tweets below.

Corgan also clarified that the Smashing Pumpkin isn't finished releasing new material. "Oh, and since it comes up time to time, I NEVER said next SP album was last. Just a total press concoction to create click-bait," he wrote.


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