Friday, May 23, 2008
Smashing Pumpkins planning new songs, DVD and shows
In an interview with Artisannews.com, frontman of the Smashing Pumpkins Billy Corgan revealed the bands plans for the rest of '08. The new version of the reunited Pumpkins which is Corgan along with Jimmy Chamberlain sans D'arcy and James Iha, are looking toward a busy year. According to Corgan .... "We're working on a DVD that's sort of a documentary of our residency Fillmore shows. We're going to put out hopefully some of our early demos for Christmas, probably put out a new Pumpkins single with new Pumpkins in the fall and then do a fall tour, and then we start putting out a new Pumpkins album probably beginning next year."
The Pumpkins reunited back in 2007 with a new line-up that included new members Jeff Schroeder, Lisa Harriton and Ginger Reyes, and the band played a brief tour. A special set of 20th anniversary shows are also in the works to celebrate the milestone for the group. The special series of shows are planned to make stops in New York, Los Angeles and their hometown of Chicago, and according to Billy, they want to make each show unique and are planning to have special guests appear at each show.