Billy Corgan the Tease

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Billy Corgan has really been stirring the pot of Smashing Pumpkins reunion rumors, to the great emotional distress of 90s nostalgists everywhere. A recent video showcased an especially blatant tease:

Well last time I said anything about SP news, it turned into a big story about how the band was reuniting, so I guess I’ll just let people read my facial ticks. (Makes facial ticks.) Is the band reuniting? I don’t know, but definitely making plans for next year, definitely making plans to tour next year under the name Smashing Pumpkins. Who will be on stage? We shall see. (Makes facial tick.) There’s my tick.

Corgan went on to say:

I would say if I was going to make an album of SP music again, it would probably be somewhere between Gish and Siamese Dream type styles. I think I’m ready to get back to big riffs, big choruses. So I guess I have to get Jimmy Chamberlin on the phone (makes facial tick), there’s another tick, and maybe some other people (makes facial tick) who used to be in the band.


Liz Wood is a freelance editor, fiction writer, and current student in the NYU MFA program. More from this author →