An interesting Alternative Nation
report recently surfaced online, indicating that the recent series of statements from Smashing Pumpkins
frontman Billy Corgan
is in fact somewhat of a reunion cry out.
According to the same source, Corgan's pessimistic comments
on modern rock and today's rock scene and even somewhat of a jab he took at the band's current lineup can me interpreted as a desire to quit the music business, but also as a desire to get back on track with the original lineup.
Some of the mentioned frontman's comments include the following: "I don't really know what makes sense any more. I think you have to come to a place where you say, if you continue you continue with a particular vision, not keep rolling with the tide.
"Because the tide as it is I don't think it's that great. I'm not saying that the audience isn't great, or that the band isn't great. Something about it all feels a little too nicey nice. I'm not in a rock and roll band to be nicey nice, it's just not my thing."
Another Corgan's statement reads: "I think it's a shame that James and I, by the time we got to 'Mellon Collie,' our relationship had deteriorated to the point where we weren't working that way any more because I think that contribution with us together would have made 'Mellon Collie' and other albums after that better albums.
"In a way that if you put Jimmy Chamberlin and me in a room, good things happen. To this day I miss D'arcy's sense of integrity, but its not like the integrity of the indie world, she had a certain kind of musical taste, I think is the best way to put it, that I still respect."
The report concluded, "Of course, this is all speculation. For all we know, the classic lineup will tell Billy to f--k off, though I doubt they'd pass up the money associated with a reunion tour and album. But I have a feeling something big in the BillCo department will be happening in the near future..."
As clearly noted, this is all mere speculation, but do you see the original Smashing Pumpkins reunion as a possibility here? And do you think it should happen? Let us know in the comments.