Billy Corgan Says the Future of the Smashing Pumpkins Is ‘Murky’
Despite dropping their ninth album, Monuments to an Elegy, last year and having plans to release a follow-up, Day for Night, this year, Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan says the band's future is “kinda murky.”
“I’ve only committed to the idea of the Smashing Pumpkins through, pretty much, to the end of this year,” he told Peru’s Radio Oasis. “After that I’m gonna see how it goes.”
Corgan hasn’t been shy about expressing his frustration with the Pumpkins’ backward-looking fans, and in the new interview, he cites the same reason for his uncertainty of the band’s future.
“I feel like I really need to evaluate the musical purpose of the Pumpkins, because more and more of the audience is fixated on the past,” he explained. “I know a lot of the audience will say, ‘Well, I like your music better from the ‘90s than, say, the music you’re making today.’ But I know they’re not listening to the music of today as much as they were listening to that music.”
“I’m the type of artist that I don’t wanna sort of exist in something that is sort of fading like an iceberg into the past,” he added.
Watch Corgan’s complete interview with Radio Oasis in the video above.