After news surfaced of a possible Smashing Pumpkins reunion, Billy Corgan took to Instagram to fuel the rumors even more. Now, thanks to a recently leaked photo shoot, Smashing Pumpkins' reunion lineup has finally been revealed.
According to Alternative Nation, the band had a photo shoot yesterday in Los Angeles which included original members Billy Corgan, James Iha, Jimmy Chamberlin, and Jeff Schroeder. It was confirmed earlier by the band's original bassist D'arcy Wretzky that she wouldn't be taking part in the band's reunion.
It is still unclear if the band will continue as a four or five piece on tour this summer. If Schroeder remains in his role as the band's guitarist, Smashing Pumpkins could potentially become a three guitar band like the Foo Fighters, and instead hire a touring bassist. Some have suggested that with Schroeder playing bass for the band in the studio, he could potentially switch to that role in the band's touring lineup.
Smashing Pumpkins are currently recording a comeback album in LA with producer Rick Rubin, with Billy Corgan confirming the news on Instagram with a throwback photo of himself.
“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.”
You can check out the two leaked photos from the band's recent photo shoot, below.
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