Next Smashing Pumpkins Album A Sequel To ‘Mellon Collie’, ‘Machina’


OSLO, NORWAY – MAY 30: (L-R) Jack Bates, Billy Corgan, Jimmy Chamberlin and James Iha of Smashing Pumpkins perform at Oslo Spektrum on May 30, 2019 in Oslo, Norway. (Photo by Per Ole Hagen/Redferns).


Smashing Pumpkins are about halfway done with their next album – and it’s an ambitious one. In a recent interview, guitarist Jeff Schroeder said the record is a ‘sequel’ to 1995’s Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness and 2000’s Machina – and clocks in at a whopping 33 tracks. Schroeder says they’ve been working on the album for the last year and are “about halfway through”.

In the meantime, the Pumpkins are releasing the vinyl-only live album Live at the Viper Room 1998 later this month.

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