Thursday, January 04, 2007

New Album, Tour by Smashing Pumpkins (or what's left of them)

Billy Corgan

As stated in a MySpace posting by Billy Corgan, "This year for us will see a new album of songs and a world tour of tears, and we truly look forward to playing again for fans young, old, and missed," meaning a new album in the spring or summer and a tour in support thereof.

Only Corgan and original drummer Jimmy Chamberlin are confirmed to take part in this Smashing Pumpkins rehash. One only hopes for the (unlikely) return of D'Arcy on bass, but I can't imagine James Iha coming along, especially if A Perfect Circle is up to anything now that Tool is done with its tour.

Corgan's posting is full of silly verbosity, as evidenced by this quote:

"For many years there were private laments about opportunities missed and hearts so broken, but no more ... we have turned the page and moved on, from places and faces, names and games," Corgan said. "This age calls for resolve and certitude, and the fire within to burn ever bright. If that fire should be connected to absolutely deafening guitars, thundering drums and the melodies of snakes, then so be it!"

Melodies of snakes? Dude, what is going on in that misshapen, bald head of yours?

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