Drummer: New Pumpkins Music 'Sounding Fantastic'
Still up in the air is who, if anyone, Chamberlin and Pumpkins mainman Billy Corgan are playing with in the studio.Smashing Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlin has broken his silence about the reunited band's new album, which, as previously reported, will feature production by Roy Thomas Baker (Queen). Still up in the air is who, if anyone, Chamberlin and Pumpkins mainman Billy Corgan are playing with in the studio.
"I'm here to tell you that great things are on track for the future," Chamberlin wrote on the Pumpkins' Myspace.com page. "As some of you know we are indeed creating music again -- music that comes from a place so pure it will burn the lies off the very souls of those who try to discount it. We have arrived at a place in our lives where truth and honesty prevail and we are creating from that place."
Last week, the band was tracking drums, which Chamberlin describes as "a bit like going to another planet for four or five or nine minutes." Following a sting with Baker, the Pumpkins are now collaborating with producer Terry Date (Soundgarden, Deftones).
"The universe has a way of letting you know that things are right by introducing people like [Baker] and Terry into the fold," Chamberlin wrote, adding that the new music is "sounding fantastic. It's all part of one big cosmic journey, in so that everyone reading this is hitching their silver chord to the Great Pumpkin Space Train!"
No release date or label affiliation has been announced for the as-yet-untitled new album. It is presumed the Pumpkins will tour in support of it sometime next year.