The Smashing Pumpkins will once again tour this summer with most of their original lineup, playing to big arena crowds, but that is not all they are up to. Billy Corgan with guitarist James Iha and drummer Jimmy Chammberlin rejoining him as well as Jeff Schroeder (whose been in the Pumpkins since 2007) are working on some fresh material. The reunited band is close to finishing two new EPs of new music to usher in the fresh era. As if that was not enough, it’s being produced by the rock music producer Rick Rubin who worked with Corgan on his solo album ‘Ogilala’ and has been at the helm for albums from Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, System of a Down, and Johnny Cash.
Corgan confirmed the new music and shared the titles of the 8 songs that will make up the two EPs.
“Seek and You Shall Destroy”
“Knights of Malta”
“Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts)”
Corgan gave more updates on the recording process of the EP’s. It’s worth noting that he’s also building towards another solo record as well.
I like this picture because it makes me laugh. As they like to say in wrestling, the biggest marks are in the back, behind the curtain. Last day today in Malibu. I’m very happy about that, but it does not make me laugh. James, Jimmy, and Jeff have put in a spectacular effort and we hope you will be pleased when you hear the results. So, to that, only background vocals on 4 songs are left. One of which will be tackled by a kind of mini-choir. That’s today’s last act. Details on the release of this music coming very soon. Thankfully due to digital technologies we can get these songs to you quickly. As it should be. Speaking personally, I’m very pleased with this music, and it reminds me (the process, that is) why we work well together as a team. It starts with a song, of course, but ends with an understanding. Which makes me laugh to myself. And grateful. @smashingpumpkins @jamesihaofficial @chamberdrums @jjjschroeder #shinyandohsobright #sp2018 #blahblahblah