MORE ON THE PUMPKINS

As reported by Jonathan Cohen at Billboard.com, it appears that Billy Corgan is working to revive his band the Smashing Pumpkins. Sources have reported that the band has signed a new management deal with Jarad and Paul Geary at Front Line Management.

While there is no official word coming from the Pumpkins/Corgan camp, it appears that Corgan and Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlin will 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.

It is understood that original members James Iha (guitar) and D'arcy Wretzky (bass) are not participating in the reunion, but sources say multi-instrumentalist Billy Mohler will be involved.

The Smashing Pumpkins are expected to hit the road this year, although the rumored appearance at the Coachella in late April will not happen.

As previously reported, Corgan shocked fans last June when he took out a full-page ad in the Chicago Tribune and Sun-Times announcing his intentions to "renew and "revive" the Pumpkins.

Stay tuned for developments.

[Published on: 2/3/06]

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Comments

froghead star Fri 2/3/2006 10:43AM
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The Pumpkins are a jamband? I didn't think so.

joshp1731 Fri 2/3/2006 10:46AM
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beat that d'arcy and iha wont be with them...

DaveT Fri 2/3/2006 11:06AM
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DaveT

Why not call it "billy the pumpkin".."group" my ass. Just trying to cash in on the BRAND NAME. Same solo sheeeit. Not Smashing Pumpkins, that's for sure.

fydo1974 starstarstar Fri 2/3/2006 11:38AM
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fydo1974

You've obviously never heard a 35-minute "Silverfuck."

It won't be the Pumpkins without James.

SaltyDog Fri 2/3/2006 11:50AM
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SaltyDog

how do you call it Smashing Pumpkins?

amich1 Fri 2/3/2006 12:23PM
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just pray trey doesn't pull the same shizz in a year or two!

Kayceman Fri 2/3/2006 12:33PM
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Kayceman

I'm wondering if someone can explain to me why you would click on an article you apparently have no interest in and proceed to spend time actually commenting on said article that you don't care about? I wish i had that much time on my hands... -Kayce

knibbs starstarstar Fri 2/3/2006 12:48PM
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knibbs

A pumpkin's reunion would be very cool, hopefully James will join in on the madness. D'Arcy hasn't been involved with the band for years so if she's not around so be it. So if you think that the Pumpkin's are not "Jam" centered check out their early shit-"Gish" is full of wierd spacey jams and even Phish covered a song from that particular album. So that has to give them some type of "HEADY" credibility, right? Chi-Town luv

treetops78 starstarstarstar Fri 2/3/2006 12:59PM
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treetops78

Kayceman, Don't get sucked into their fun sponge of negativity, misspellings and bad grammer!
EAST SIDE!
JJ

FormulaOBX Sat 2/4/2006 06:57AM
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No Iha....ummm.......No D'arcy.......How 'bout just CORGAN.Yea. NOT.

backyardzen starstarstar Sat 2/4/2006 02:26PM
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I just want to say that it really doesn't matter that the Pumkins aren't a jamband. It's all just good music. Plus who can deny the dirty bass licks like "Eye".

meldavis starstar Sat 2/4/2006 09:00PM
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I was so excited to learn that the SP would reunite and possibly tour in the near future. However, with well more than half of what made that band was it was not joining in, my eagerness for the coming of this venture wanes.

Billy Corgan just annoys the crap out of me sometimes.