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Recently reunited Smashing Pumpkins are celebrating their 30th anniversary, a tour and commemorative show with a fantastic lineup, and a new collection of songs off SHINY AND OH SO BRIGHT, VOL. 1 / LP: NO PAST. NO FUTURE. NO SUN.
With everything going on, Billy Corgan and the band are clearly feeling energized.
“We’re already talking about tour stuff for next year, so there will be more Pumpkins shows in 2019,” he tells USA Today. “Once we get off tour, I’m either going to be doing some writing in LA with some friends or going back to Chicago to start writing new Smashing Pumpkins.”
But wait, there’s more.
“I also have an inkling to try and get us to do a Christmas record one day, so I might try to use the Christmas spirit to put the record together in concept, even if we’re not ready to record it.”
This isn’t completely uncharted territory for the alt-giants. Corgan did “Christmastime” for A Very Special Christmas 3 in 1997.
At the very least, it can’t be worse than an album titled Hung for the Holidays. Hopefully.
Smashing Pumpkins Christmas album: Smashing Chestnuts by the fire
— Monika Meliza Nieves (@melizasnow) November 15, 2018
All I want for Christmas is a Smashing Pumpkins cover of Jingle Bells https://t.co/gRlftje0cc
— Nan (@nankt95) November 20, 2018
Heaven help us all. https://t.co/EZMUZa9pSb
— Nate Peterson (@N8Peterson) November 19, 2018