Thursday, February 02, 2006

To Smash or Not To Smash

That seems to be the question these days.
Will the Smashing Pumpkins reunite? And if they do, are the original cast of characters all in it...and if not, who is?
Apparently Billy Corgan is on this quest, crusade to reunite the band. Its already been confirmed that Jimmy Chamberlin has agreed to this reunion. But what about James Iha? And D'arcy Wretzky ?
Well, we can be assure that they sure aren't coming to Coachella, after many rumors....and now the new rumor is a possible appearance as headliner for Lollapalooza, which is taking place in their hometown, Chicago.
Good luck with that.

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Billboard's Jonathan Cohen, N.Y. reports:
In the clearest sign yet that Billy Corgan is moving ahead with his plan to revive seminal alternative rock act Smashing Pumpkins, sources say the group has signed a new management deal with Jared Paul and Paul Geary at the Irving Azoff-helmed Front Line Management. has learned that Corgan and Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlin will initially begin work on a new studio album, the first under the group name since the original Pumpkins' 2000 swan song, "MACHINA/the machines of god." When asked for comment, a Corgan spokesperson said there was no information to report at present.

It is understood that at this point, original members James Iha (guitar) and D'arcy Wretzky (bass) are not participating in the reunion...

"As long as Billy has Jimmy, he can make the essential Pumpkins record, I'm sure," former Pumpkins bassist Melissa Auf Der Maur tells, adding that while she is not involved in any reunion plans, "my services are always there to play my favorite songs. If D'arcy is not available, I'm always happy to be second in line."

I quote the man in saying, "Hold on to your horses. After all, good things surely [come] to those who wait. Don't you just love the suspense?"

From | February 02, 2006, 6:40 PM ET

Maybe he should consider a career in professional wrestling?
YouTube: Billy Corgan as a Wrestler??


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