Smashing Pumpkins Begin Tracking 33-Song “Melon Collie And The Infinite Sadness”/“Machina“ Sequel

Smashing Pumpkins have officially started the recording process for their conceptual follow-up to “Melon Collie And The Infinite Sadness” and “Machina/The Machines Of God.“ As Billy Corgan previously said, the effort will be a 33-track rock opera. The group commented:

“Starting new SP album today, the 33 song sequel to MCIS and Machina. Songs are written, lyrics too…so now it’s just record-record-record.”

Smashing Pumpkins’ “Machina II” Reissue Might Feature 80 Songs

During a recent interview with Radio.com, Billy Corgan offered an update on Smashing Pumpkins’ reissue of “Machina II / The Friends & Enemies of Modern Music.” According to him, the full project may feature up to 80 songs.

Corgan said the following:

“It’s being mastered now. The album reconstituted comes in at about 50-plus tracks and with the extra tracks I think with the whole project will be somewhere about in the 80 track range.”

“It was written to be kind of like a musical, but because it was never finished, it was like shooting a movie that wasn’t fully edited right. Machina I was like one edit of the footage, and Machina II was some of the leftover footage – but there was even more stuff leftover. So, this was my attempt, 20 years later, to kind of finish the movie and in the process of trying to finish the movie, realizing the movie can never be finished because a lot of stuff wasn’t finished.”

“Some stuff I was able to finish and some stuff is unfinished that I present. It’s almost like a sketch but in the aggregate of listening to it you kind of get the sense of the movie I was after.”

Corgan also added that the record is reflective of the band’s story from that time:

“On the one hand you have a band that’s breaking up and the band knows it’s breaking up so there’s this kind of sorrow that hangs over everything, but on the other hand we’re highly productive,” said the singer. “It’s like notating a breakup or something. It’s a very odd record and one that I don’t know if I could ever make again if I tried but I’m glad it’s there because now it will be presented in its best possible light.”

[via Loudwire]

Watch The Smashing Pumpkins Perform “Cyr” On “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”

During last night’s (December 1) episode of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” The Smashing Pumpkins played the title track of their latest album “Cyr.” You can see footage of the quarantine performance below:

Smashing Pumpkins To Perform On “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”

Smashing Pumpkins will be performing on the December 1 episode of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” The band will be promoting their new double album “Cyr,“ which is set to be released on Friday (November 27).

Smashing Pumpkins Release Fourth Episode Of “In Ashes” Animated Series

Smashing Pumpkins have released the fourth episode of their “In Ashes” animated series. This episode is titled “Owl Wait” and it features the song “Wyttch.” That track is from the band’s new double album “Cyr,” which will be released on November 27.

Smashing Pumpkins Premiere New Songs “Dulcet In E” & “Purple Blood”

Smashing Pumpkins have premiered two new songs, “Dulcet In E” and “Purple Blood.” Both tracks are from the band’s new double album “Cyr,” which will be released on November 27.

Billy Corgan Says Smashing Pumpkins’ “Melon Collie And The Infinite Sadness”/“Machina“ Sequel Will Be A 33-Song Rock Opera

Smashing Pumpkins recently revealed that they were planning to celebrate the 25th anniversary of “Melon Collie And The Infinite Sadness” by releasing a conceptual follow-up to that album and “Machina/The Machines Of God.“ Now, Billy Corgan has offered more information on the project, saying it will be a 33-song rock opera.

Corgan said the following:

“It’s a sequel to Melon Collie… and Machina. We’re currently working a 33-song open. Basically, if you want to call it anything else, it’s kind of a rock opera and it’s being written from the ground up as that.”

“We’re already working on that and we already have all 33 of the songs. We’re hard at work and I’ve been in the studio right now with Jimmy [Chamberlin] working out all the drum stuff.”

He continued:

“We feel like in many ways this completes the circle on everything we started and weren’t able to finish at that time, so we’re very excited about that.”

Corgan also added that the band are still planning a “full-on arena tour” as well. He said the following about his hopes for future shows:

“My dream, as I’ve said to the band internally, is that we’ll eventually be able to stage all three albums as a show. You can call it Broadway, you can call it full production, whatever you want, so my dream is that we’ll be able to do a Mellon Collie show full production, a Machina show full production and ultimately the album we’re working on now. It’ll be kind of like a living film.”

Prior to all this, Smashing Pumpkins will be releasing a new double album titled “Cyr” on November 27.

[via Loudwire]

Smashing Pumpkins Planning To Celebrate 25th Anniversary Of “Melon Collie And The Infinite Sadness” With Sequel Album And World Tour

Smashing Pumpkins will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of “Melon Collie And The Infinite Sadness” by releasing a conceptual follow-up to that album and “Machina.“ The group are also planning to head out on a worldwide arena tour in 2021. Furthermore, Billy Corgan and Jimmy Chamberlain will be taking part in a live Q&A with moderator Daniel P. Carter tomorrow (October 23) at 10:00am PDT / 1:00 PM EDT. You can register for that HERE and purchase “Melon Collie And The Infinite Sadness” 25th anniversary merch from HUF Worldwide.