Billy Corgan Finishes New Solo Album, Starts New Band, Hints At Smashing Pumpkins Original Lineup Reunion

Billy Corgan has been busy. As Alternative Nation points out, Corgan recently posted a Facebook video update on everything he’s been up to lately, and it includes a whole lot of news about his musical endeavors. For one thing, he’s got a new solo album that he just “sort of” finished, one that he spent two weeks recording in California. He also says that he’s starting a new band with many of the non-original Smashing Pumpkins members he’s been playing with in recent years. The band includes Jeff Schroeder and Jack Bates, with people Katie Cole, Sierra Swan, Linda Strawberry, and others also involved. He promises something “much different than Pumpkins music.” And he also offers this: “Speaking of Pumpkins, there’s some big stuff happening, so we’re making plans. So I can’t give that away, but it’s going to be interesting. Given that Corgan has played recent shows with original Pumpkins James Iha and Jimmy Chamberlin — everyone except D’Arcy — that is indeed interesting. Watch Corgan’s video address below.

Also, Impact Wrestling, the pro wrestling promotion that Corgan now co-owns, recently had its best, weirdest, most talked-about moment in years with the Final Deletion. (Seriously, watch that shit if you haven’t. It’s nuts.) He’s got a lot going for him right now!