February 08, 2006 09:01:30 GMT
Billy Corgan, Jimmy Chamberlain and Billy Mohler are heading into the studio to record new material
Rumors on the street mention Smashing Pumpkins is reuniting, with a plan to release an all-new studio album in the near future. Three of the original band members, including Billy Corgan, Jimmy Chamberlain and Billy Mohler, are all onboard, heading into the studio to record new material.
Meanwhile, guitarist James Iha and bassist D'arcy Wretzky, are not joining them at this point. Speaking on the band reunion, former Smashing Pumpkins bassist Melissa Auf Der Maur, said "As long as Billy has Jimmy, he can make the essential Pumpkins record, I'm sure. My services are always there to play my favorite songs. If D'arcy is not available, I'm always happy to be second in line."
Furthermore, it is reported that the band's return to the live stage is set for this year's Lollapalooza festival, beginning from August 4 to 6 in Chicago.