According to The Pulse Of Radio, SMASHING PUMPKINS founder and frontman Billy Corgan said in a new interview with Peru’s Radio Oasis that the future of the band is “murky” and that he only has plans for the group “through the end of this year.” Corgan explained, “I feel like I really need to evaluate the musical purpose of the PUMPKINS, because more and more the audience is fixated on the past. I know a lot of the audience will say, ‘Well, I like your music better from the ’90s, more than the music you’re making today.’ But I know they’re not listening to the music of today, as much as they were listening to that music.”
Corgan continued, “I’m the type of artist that I don’t want to sort of exist in something that is sort of fading like an iceberg into the past. So I’m happy to do what I’m doing, and I’m very pleased that people still enjoy it.”
SMASHING PUMPKINS has been touring behind “Monuments To An Elegy”, the band’s ninth studio effort and the follow-up to 2012’s “Oceania”.
A second disc, titled “Day For Night”, is scheduled to come out later this year.