Billy Corgan has officially commented on the rumors of a classic Smashing Pumpkins reunion. In a new video, he said he is in contact with James Iha, D’Arcy Wretzky, and Jimmy Chamberlin, but he also added that the band are not quite at the reunion stage yet. Despite this, there is still a good possibility that they will reunite at some point.
Corgan said the following:
“There are some things going on, but they’re the type of things I didn’t even think were worth talking about, because they’re more private than public. But at the same point, I don’t want people speculating about something that’s got nothing to do with what’s going on.”
“First off, we’re back in contact again, the band. I’ve been in communication with D’Arcy for the first time in 16 or 17 years. It’s awesome to have my friend back. So we’re all in communication, which as I said not too long ago, my primary interest in the old band was us having good relationships again.
“So, of course, when you get to the point where you’re in communication, and the relationships are good again, and it’s a good vibe, you yourself, and people around you who know what’s going on, start saying: ‘Is the band going to get back together?’
“We’re not at that point, and I think that’s a good thing. We’re not rushing to something. We have to repair some things between us, and see what’s out there for us, if those opportunities are even there.
“We’re not interested, nor have we ever been interested, in just going out to play because there’s a big stack of money there. Of course, the business is part of what goes on, but the band was never about that, and if the band should ever be again in that form, in some iteration, obviously because there’s other people involved, because it would be about the music. So speculate away, because that’s from me, not an anonymous source.
“There’s excitement there that surrounds the idea that maybe there’s the possibility that we will get back together, but until you hear it coming from my mouth that the band is getting back together and we will play dates, my primary concern is the family relationships of the band that are ultimately so much more important.
“I can tell you without a doubt that if that band ever gets back onstage, it will be about music, it will be about playing music that fans love, and that we love.”