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After teasing a possible Smashing Pumpkins reunion with a pic of some of the band's original members, Billy Corgan has seemingly confirmed the news that the band are recording a reunion album in a new post on Instagram.

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Corgan captioned a throwback photo of himself, explaining that he's in the studio with Rick Rubin.

“I share a window (curated as it is) into my crazy life,” Corgan captioned the Instagram post. “As an example, we are currently in the studio with Rick Rubin. But unless I show you a picture of Rick sitting Buddha-like at a mixing desk, you probably wouldn’t know that.

“Or when I, in a very naive way, post a shot with a needle in my arm and ramble on about making peace with God and time left on dear ‘ol Earth, it sent some signal to friends and associates alike that I was sick or wanted other’s sympathy… Because we live now in a world where perception often outweighs reality, and that's fine. So to that, here's a new pic I just took of me with my sandy-brown, curly hair flowing in the studio breeze.”

 

I've had a crazy life. Good crazy, but crazy nonetheless. For example. I saw this picture of myself the other day. Besides having a generally good idea of when it was taken (1993 or 1994) I don't remember actually taking the photo, nor do I remember countless others like it between the years 1991-2004. Now, perhaps that says something about my inability or desire to remember, but I'd argue it's an unfortunate result of the blur of those years. Which leads me to this time, or this moment, where like so many, I share a window (curated as it is) into my crazy life. As an example, we are currently in the studio with Rick Rubin. But unless I show you a picture of Rick sitting Buddha-like at a mixing desk, you probably wouldn't know that. Or when I, in a very naive way, post a shot with a needle in my arm and ramble on about making peace with God and time left on dear 'ol Earth, it sent some signal to friends and associates alike that I was sick or wanted other's sympathy. (As fact, it was an IV full of vitamins and homeopathy to assist in getting over this vicious flu). So yes, was sick, and no, not serious in any way nor would I share such info here because this window I'd prefer to be one where you see the sunlight streaming through. The only addendum to that is when I saw how others were reacting to their perception of my misguided and poorly worded message, I chose not to react in kind; in essence I let the shadows cast be whatever you-they-them want to believe. Because we live now in a world where perception often outweighs reality, and that's fine. So to that, here's a new pic I just took of me with my sandy-brown, curly hair flowing in the studio breeze. Lots of love, WPC #wpc

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A studio still life #art!

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Of course, he's not the only member to share photos from Rubin's studio. Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlin did so, too.

 

New studio – same rock power.

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Two weeks ago, Corgan shared a post hanging out in a Los Angeles recording studio with Chamberlin and original guitarist James Iha. “Not sure what cross-eyed spy took this photo,” Corgan captioned the snap, “but we had a visitor to the studio the other day. So many memories when you put the three of us together.”

Of course, their reunion has been rumored for awhile now. Chamberlin told WGN Radio last year (via NME) that he was eyeing a full-on reunion in 2018, so maybe this will be the year of the Pumpkin.

However, bassist D'arcy Wretzky has confirmed that she won't take part in the band's probable reunion.

“My apologies to all of the Smashing Pumpkins fans out there who are excited about this oncoming reunion tour of the original members of the band,” she says. “I know this is a huge disappointment for me, as well, but it's not going to happen [with me].” Wretzky adds that she “only just found [out] yesterday that the band has decided to go with a different bass player.”

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