Children of the 90s rejoice! Billy Corgan has given an update on a long-rumored Smashing Pumpkins reunion and it sounds as though a reunion is rather likely.
When the band’s frontman asked about playing with OG Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha during an interview for Chicago’s 97.9 The Loop, Corgan said, “things look good.” “We’re talking about it,” he says. “We’ll see.”
But wait, there’s more! Corgan also addresses getting the rest of the original lineup back together. “There’s a willingness for us to play, but also the world’s changed a lot since we didn’t play,” he said. “So the reunion thing is always a bit weird because people come in with their expectations.”
Us? Expectations? Never.
So that’s hardly a resounding “it’s happening,” but it’s a positive response from a musician who isn’t particularly known for his positivity. But perhaps the best news of all is that if the band does in fact get back together, they’re going to give the people what they want. “So my whole thing is if we’re gonna do it, I think we do it to make people happy and not go against the tide of what people would want to hear in that type of stuff, but my interest in it is sort of limited,” he says. “I’m not gonna do it for like 14 years of my life.”
So there you have it, folks. A short-lived, true-to-form Smashing Pumpkins reunion is possibly (probably?) in the works and 2017 looks a little less bleak… Or much more bleak, if you consider how melancholy those tunes will undoubtedly sound. Either way, we’re into it.