Rick Rubin in the Studio With Smashing Pumpkins For Reunion Album

by VVN Music

Billy Corgan has revealed that three-quarters of the original Smashing Pumpkins are in the studio recording new material with producer Rick Rubin.

The reunion seemed to be coming together earlier this month when Corgan posted a picture of himself, James Iha and Jimmy Chamberlain sitting in a studio.

Things became even more firm when former bass player D'Arcy Wretzky confirmed that she had not been asked to join the trio for the reunion. "My apologies to all of the Smashing Pumpkins fans out there who are excited about this oncoming reunion tour of the original members of the band. I know this is a huge disappointment for me, as well, but it’s not going to happen [with me]."

On Saturday (January 27), Corgan once again leaked out a little more information as part of a rather rambling Instagram post.

Which leads me to this time, or this moment, where like so many, I share a window (curated as it is) into my crazy life. As an example, we are currently in the studio with Rick Rubin. But unless I show you a picture of Rick sitting Buddha-like at a mixing desk, you probably wouldn't know that.

I've had a crazy life. Good crazy, but crazy nonetheless. For example. I saw this picture of myself the other day. Besides having a generally good idea of when it was taken (1993 or 1994) I don't remember actually taking the photo, nor do I remember countless others like it between the years 1991-2004. Now, perhaps that says something about my inability or desire to remember, but I'd argue it's an unfortunate result of the blur of those years. Which leads me to this time, or this moment, where like so many, I share a window (curated as it is) into my crazy life. As an example, we are currently in the studio with Rick Rubin. But unless I show you a picture of Rick sitting Buddha-like at a mixing desk, you probably wouldn't know that. Or when I, in a very naive way, post a shot with a needle in my arm and ramble on about making peace with God and time left on dear 'ol Earth, it sent some signal to friends and associates alike that I was sick or wanted other's sympathy. (As fact, it was an IV full of vitamins and homeopathy to assist in getting over this vicious flu). So yes, was sick, and no, not serious in any way nor would I share such info here because this window I'd prefer to be one where you see the sunlight streaming through. The only addendum to that is when I saw how others were reacting to their perception of my misguided and poorly worded message, I chose not to react in kind; in essence I let the shadows cast be whatever you-they-them want to believe. Because we live now in a world where perception often outweighs reality, and that's fine. So to that, here's a new pic I just took of me with my sandy-brown, curly hair flowing in the studio breeze. Lots of love, WPC #wpc
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That's it, as far as information on the reunion, so far.

Rick Rubin has produced hundreds of albums since 1981 spanning rock, rap, country and many other genres. He's won Grammys for Johnny Cash's Unchained, the Dixie Chick's Taking the Long Way, and Adele's 21 along winning Producer of the Year, non Classical in 2007 and 2009. He was also nominated for Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers' Echo, the Red Hot Chili Peppers' Californication and Stadium Arcadium, Cash's American IV: The Man Comes Around, Justin Timberlakes' FutureSex/LoveSounds, Metallica's Death Magnetic, RGCP's I'm With You, Black Sabbath's 13 and Ed Sheeran's X.

He also produced Corgan's last solo album, Olilala.

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