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Pumpkins Reborn

Rumours of a Smashing Pumpkins rekindling have been rife these past few weeks, after frontman Billy Corgan made public how much he missed his old band.

However, confirmation that the band will reform has come from Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlin whilst on tour promoting his new outfit, The Jimmy Chamberlin Complex. Chamberlin stopped off at the Archer in Newcastle to host a drum clinic, and somewhere between offering existential music guidance and performing a solo version of Geek U.S.A. (only drums, no accompanyment), he announced that the Chicago veterans would be getting back together and aiming to tour in February 2006.

Chamberlin went on to state that the Smashing Pumpkins would not be doing "a greatest hits tour [...] we're not after your money" and that the band would work on new songs to take on the road, with the possibility of an album to ensue.

In polite discussion with his fans after the clinic, Chamberlin said that contact had been made with the two estranged former-Pumpkins James Iha and D'arcy Wretsky via e-mail, but that Corgan and himself were awaiting confirmation as to their participation. He also said that the tour would probably go ahead regardless of whether Iha and D'arcy are involved.

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*faints*

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Enough!

Stop reforming everyone!

Just leave it!

Gangof4pixiespweipumpkinsdinosaurjretal:

It's not the same...

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Wow, this is really cool news. i hope D'arcy rejoins, if not i can more than put up with Auf Der maur!!!

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would agree were it not the pumpkins for them i have to say , bring it on.

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Shh...now Rutmanis has left the Melvins the Cows can come back.

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pumpkins are an ace live band, every time i saw um they were ace. but idont think ill b in attendance of these reunion shows. it might ruin my memories of such quality gigs!!

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pumpkins are an ace live band, every time i saw um they were ace. but idont think ill b in attendance of these reunion shows. it might ruin my memories of such quality gigs!!

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not too stoked about the idea of them going on tour before recording anything, just because i want to hear some new stuff...

i also think they're being highly disingenuous with this 'reaching out' to Iha and D'arcy... i highly doubt either will return, and i think Corgan knows this already but is trying to position himself as the jilted party.

i'm happy to be wrong though.

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He also said that the tour would probably go ahead regardless of whether Iha and D'arcy are involved.
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erm.. right.

not the same.

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D'arcy had already left.

Iha is vital though...

I hope D'arcy comes back.

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think about it people - i agree that too many bands reform and shove their best of's down throats - pumkins are different - an actually original band with some very intelligently written material - not the run of the mill fred durst style dumb childs 'but look i have tatoo's so i must be hard' rock band
keep it biege rock free!

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I couldn't care less if Iha or D'Arcy are there - their influence was minimal.

I.
JUST.
WANT.
TO.
HEAR.
THOSE.
SONGS.

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Omgggggggggg.

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lolz.

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omgwtfbbq!

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I think it's going to piss me off if they don't write new stuff. However, no new stuff at all will piss me off much less than new Corgan-produced stuff. He has to be the worst producer in the whole world, imo.

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Yay! (possibly)

Dont like 'we're doing it with or without you' approach though.

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Without Iha or D'Arcy? Err...

Can someone say that without Iha or one of the original bassists this wouldn't be a total fucking joke? I mean, OK, without an original bassist, it could work (I'm a bass player - I've come to terms with the fact people rarely pay attention)...but without James? Unlikely. Guy's a stellar guitarist. I also don't like how Corgan blames Iha for everything in interviews. Reeks of "look at me, I'm the victim here..."

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Yeah, I'd want everyone back and a greatest hits tour please.
Get D'arcy AND Auf Der Maur back. You could even have Auf Der Maur and Zwan to open (y'know, whilst Corgan's all for reforming bands).

Oh, and I usually watch the bassist in a band, they tend to be less egomanical than other members of bands, and at times more entertaining.

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the archer ?
geez, that must be one of the least likely venues for an annoucement like that !

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So it is in fact Corgan wanting to use the Pumpkins name again. That's it. How disappointing! Chamberlain has always been Billy's buddy so it's not surprising at all It'll be Zwan without Pajo, I guess. Whatever. Bleck! Twat! And double bleck!!

At least there'll be someone in the studio to say, Hey Billy this stuff is FutureEmbracishshite! Get a fucking guitar!

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i see what you're saying Rain, but i'm still getting that funny tingling sensation on the back of my neck - yah!!!

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To be fair, most of Siamese Dream was Billy and Jimmy, and that was their best album. The secret weapon is Butch Vig being there to slap Corgan round the chops when he tries not to rock. They could just get him onstage with a cattle prod.

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COOL

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contact made "via email". Personally, that smacks of low effort to me. I'd be pissed that they're banding it about with the press but barely trying to contact me if I were them.
To me it's just Corgan trying desperately to be make people pay attention to him. Again.

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Chamberlain was at the Archer? Weird stuff...

I have to say I'm really pleased about this reunion, if it gives me the chance to see them live it can't be a bad thing in any way whatsoever :)

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They should reform now before it's too late, i'd hate to see this band come back when they're fat and too old like The Pixies in other words.

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i agree it aint the same, but fuggit. i know it betrays "artistic credibility" man but like it or not they be in the business of show and i demand to be entertained. dinosaur jr were grand at the forum this year. im a sentimental ol' soul so more sell out reformations please!!!

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A producer is definitely the key. Flood would do.

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kickass!!

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Hurrah!
I hope James and D'arcy are involved with it though.
I HAVE to see them touring...

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I'm hoping for a reunion, but I won't believe it 'til I see it...

then I'll faint like igethitbyemokids.

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the moment i bacame a fan of the pumpkins, it was between 99-00. so ive never had the oppurtunity to see them in concert, and if this in fact does happen. i'd jump on the chance to see the band, and live my days in peace.

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Yeah, what green_monkey said. But I worry it won't be the same and it'll ruin peoples memories of them because they're appearing to do it for the money or publicity.

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Oh my Gosh, They are the best band of the 90 and hopefully to come. i dont doubt some great albums from them in the future if the news is true. eeehh im excited

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