Smashing Pumpkins frontman William Patrick Corgan’s new Rick Rubin produced solo album appears to finally be coming, as WPC has posted the following on Twitter: “Transmissions sent soon….sign up here.” Corgan linked to a sign up page for updates on ‘WPC – OGILALA.’ Corgan said earlier this year that he planned to release his new solo album sometime in 2017.
The Smashing Pumpkins’ original lineup is rumored to reunite for a tour in 2018.
The Smashing Pumpkins recently relaunched their official website with the band’s classic logo on display, which they also made their new Facebook cover and profile photo, and they deleted all of their Instagram photos. In the last few weeks the Pumpkins have only been posting photos related to the band’s original lineup. One of the photos was of a Gish cassette, while another photo posted was a 1996 Madison Square Garden show poster, and just last week a photo of the band’s original lineup of Billy Corgan, James Iha, Jimmy Chamberlin, and D’arcy Wretzky appearing on a 1994 Rolling Stone cover was posted.
This is the first time a photo of the original lineup has been posted on official Smashing Pumpkins social media accounts in a long time, and adds further fuel to the fire of rumors of a 2018 Smashing Pumpkins reunion tour. Original guitarist James Iha liked the photo of the original lineup on Instagram, and he also liked the Gish cassette photo.