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Billy Corgan Shares Update on Smashing Pumpkins Reunion

New details about the Smashing Pumpkins’ reunion album have fans excited.

In late January, Pumpkins’ frontman Billy Corgan took to Instagram to reveal that the band was in the studio working with legendary producer Rick Rubin, and he updated fans again on Sunday with the current state of the project.

“Today wasn’t the last day in studio,” Corgan wrote in a recent Instagram post. “More work ahead (lyrics, vocals, strings). Which I guess means something like 26 songs currently in various states of completion, production, insanity. But honestly, and I mean this from the heart, I’m very pleased to be this engaged with making new music at this point in my life.”

With so many songs in the mix, there’s been speculation over whether or not this new record will be another double album for the band, like 1995’s “Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness” or 2000’s “Machina I/Machina II.” 

The reunion album was set to feature the original Smashing Pumpkins’ line-up, but bassist D’Arcy Wretzky recently told BlastEcho that she would have no part in the album or tour. “I know this is a huge disappointment for me, as well, but it’s not going to happen,” she told the site. “I only just found about yesterday that the band has decided to go with a different bass player.”

Alternative Nation reported that a leaked photoshoot of the band’s reunion line-up implied that Jeff Schroeder, who joined the band on guitar in 2007, might be switching to bass to fill Wretzky’s spot.

No title or release date for the reunion album has been confirmed.

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