Billy Corgan Fuels Smashing Pumpkins Reunion Rumours by Saying He's Recording with Rick Rubin
In a recent Instagram post, Corgan wrote, "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."
However, that "we" isn't clarified in the slightest, though fans have been quick to say Corgan means with the Smashing Pumpkins. This comes based on the fact that Corgan had recently posted studio photos of himself with OG Pumpkins members James Iha and Jimmy Chamberlin (see above), though noticeably not with bassist D'Arcy Wretzky (whose status in the group is currently a huge ball of confusion).
For now, you can see Corgan's rumour-sparking post for yourself below and draw your own conclusions. The post itself came as response to a recent yet undisclosed health scare experienced by Corgan.
Corgan worked with Rubin on last year's Ogilala solo album.
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