Smashing Pumpkins may reunite
Corgan wants to reunite Smashing Pumpkins CHICAGO (AP) — On the same day Billy Corgan released his first solo album, he revealed that he wants to reunite his band, The Smashing Pumpkins. ``For a year now I have walked around with a secret, a secret I chose to keep,'' Corgan wrote in a full-page advertisement published Tuesday in Chicago newspapers. ``But now I want you to be among the first to know that I have made plans to renew and revive The Smashing Pumpkins. I want my band back, and my songs, and my dreams,'' he wrote. The Smashing Pumpkins, a leader in the early 1990s alternative rock revolution, broke up in 2000 after winning two Grammys and selling millions of albums during 13 strife-ridden years. Corgan's subsequent project, Zwan, dissolved after only one album. Corgan, who lives in the Chicago area, did not reveal any details of a Pumpkins revival, including a possible timeline or what form a lineup might take. Band members included drummer Jimmy Chamberlin, guitarist James Iha and bassist D'Arcy Wretzky, who left after the final album's recording and was replaced by former Hole bassist Melissa auf der Maur on the subsequent tour. Corgan's solo debut, ``TheFutureEmbrace,'' was released Tuesday. Drummer Chamberlin — who also played in Zwan — is featured on the album, which takes an electronic turn.